Justyna Kowalczyk has had an everlasting positive impact on the Polish community worldwide. Ever since her first physical education teacher, competitions in flat racing and cyclo-cross, and playing basketball and hand ball, Kowalczyk has always had an itch for becoming the Champion of Polish Youth in sports. In years to come, she eventually won the first point of the World Cup in 2001, the bronze, silver and gold medals in Vancouver, and the first Polish athlete to win the free sprint technique after being ranked number two, against Marit Bjoergen. More recently, she has won the gold medal in Sochi, Russia in the 10-km run, classic-style. In all of these competitions, Justyna Kowalczyk proudly represented the country of her background: Poland.
Wilma Rudolph overcame her disability and became a gifted runner. When she was 16 years of age, she was working out and training with a college track team and won a bronze medal in the 1956 Olympics in the 4x100m event. Four years later, she won three gold medals in the Olympic Games in 1960. Wilma Rudolph was the first women to ever win that many gold medals in one Olympic games. She was phenomenal.
She has inspired millions with her dedication to connecting with the Deaf and hearing communities. At 21, she became the youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar and only one of four actresses to receive the honor for her film debut. In addition to the Oscar, Marlee received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama. She has appeared in other films but it was her television roles that have increased awareness of Matlin in the hearing world the most. As a young adult Matlins parents expressed a concern that her deafness would be an insurmountable barrier in a world where words and sounds were so important to everyday living.
Hard work really does pay off Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known by her stage name Lady Gaga has worked hard for her fame. When she was younger than five years old she was playing piano and she started writing songs when she was just 14 years old. She had been playing in clubs in New York and writing songs for the likes of Britney Spears until she was discovered. Since then, she hasn't stopped and she proves that hard work pays off - her debut album 'The Fame' went DIAMOND, meaning it sold over 10,000,000 million copies; she's won numerous awards, including two Grammy awards and three Brit awards. She's performed for Barack Obama and the Queen of England.
She has defeated all of her opponents by beastly armbars. Rousey became the first American woman to earn an Olympic medal in Judo at the Summer Olympics in Beijing in 2008. Rousey trains under Gokor Chivichyan of the Hayastan MMA Academy, and Edmond Tarverdyan of the Glendale Fighting Club. She formerly trained at the Olympic Training Center in Wakefield, Massachusetts under guidance of Jimmy Pedro and is now part of Team Hayastan in Santa Monica, California. Rousey also trains with Romanian Leo Frîncu and Gene Lebell, along with Team Hayastan fighters.
The Life of Michelle Kwan Not only is she is known for her grace and beauty on the ice, Michelle Kwan is also the most decorated figure skater in the history of the United States. I can remember being very young and completely mesmerized by her elegance on the ice. Furthermore, Kwan is known as one of the most inspirational Asian Americans of all time. The thirty-year old has won nine United States figure skating championships and four world titles, but her dream of Olympic gold has always eluded her. Still, Kwan has never allowed her shortfalls to define her career and despite never having won Olympic gold, she is widely considered to be one of the best and most decorated figure skaters of all-time.
Because of all of her work in these positions, she was given the first honorary degree from Yale ever awarded to a woman. The whole time she was doing her other jobs; she was still in charge of Hull House and made it an American success story by all the attention it received and by all the people it
Billie started playing tennis the following year at the age of 11 and played throughout her middle and high school years. After high school Billie attended California State University from 1961 through 1964, during her first year of playing college she attracted attention by winning the Wimbledon doubles championship with her teammate Karen Hantz, they were also recognized as the youngest team to win that championship title. She then made Sports Headlines for the very first time in 1961. During her time at college she met a law student named Larry King and in 1965 Billie Jean Moffitt married Larry King thus gave her the last name King.
Dorothy Hamill: An Inspiration On and Off the Ice Who could have ever imagined that a little girl who got her first pair of figure skates for $5.99 would turn out to be an Olympic champion? Since her gold medal performance in the 1976 Winter Games, Dorothy Hamill has been one of the most recognizable and influential figure skaters in history. From her dedication to the sport, to her work with the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and also her fundraising for breast cancer research, Hamill has become the perfect example of what a figure skater can accomplish. I think that she is a strong role model for people involved in the sport and she has affected figure skating in a very positive way. She has also been an influence on me in my own skating, and has inspired me to work hard.
Mia Hamm was the greatest female soccer player of her time. Mia Hamm who had a growth mindset tells us how her mindset lead her to success. First she played with her older brother. Then at ten, she joined the eleven-year-old boys’ team. After that she joined the number one college team in the United States.