These medals are success stories for the countries, but as well as the Olympics. Also, Iowa teenager, Nastia Luikin, takes home the gold for the U.S. under pressure. And China collected 51 gold medals which is the highest figure for nations who have competed in the Olympics within the last 20 years. With 159,801 views of the U.S. Girls Gymnastics Olympics team and 155,830 of Women’s Olympic Gymnastics teams alone, these two sets of gymnasts’ show the success for the 2008 Gymnastics Olympics.
She trains in the same gym that gymnast Carly Patterson trains in. Nastia’s parents were also olympic gymnasts so she was practically born to be a gymnast. Nastia Liukin is important to many people especially if you are a young boy or girl wanting to be a gymnast just like her. She has represented our country in many other countries. She is an olympic gold medalist that many people look up to.
Factors that helped shape the modern Olympic movement from 1892 to 2002 were social, economic and political factors. Sybil Newall from Great Britain competed in the 1908 games that were held in Great Britain. Only 2 percent of the athletes were women. The percentage went higher in 1992 from 2 percent to 29 percent. Hassiba Boulmerka an Algerian competitor, who competed in the 1992 games in Spain states that she wins give her confidence for all women in her country.
The Price of Paperwork John Shepard (4110335) American Military University Jennifer McCoy 06/19/2010 The Price of Paperwork Morgan Hamm born in 1982 is an American gymnast. Morgan has been competing in the international arena since 1999 at the age of 17. Morgan and his twin brother are the only twins to compete in gymnastics at the same Olympic games. Morgan’s most notable competitions have been the 2000 Sydney Olympic games (team fifth place), and the 2004 Athens Olympic games (team second place). Besides the Olympics Morgan has a string of impressive competition standings; 2001 World Championships 2nd, 2002 U.S. Championship Floor Exercise 1st all around 4th, 2003 U.S. Championships Floor Exercise 1st All around 4th, 2003 Worl Championships team 2nd, 2004 World Cup Horizontal bar 1st and Floor Exercise 2nd, and 2008 U.S. Championships Floor Exercise 1st, Vault and Horizontal bar 3rd.
Such is a circumstance the young singer is no means unfamiliar with. For, some say it was luck or maybe destiny that this Houston-bred beauty would find her star initially rising with the most successful girl group of all time. As fate would have it, Luckett aligned with Pop megastar Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Latavia Roberson to ascend to the top of charts as Destiny’s Child – a fierce R&B foursome with heavenly looks, voices, and moves to match. But, as the 2000s rolled on, the very rocket that launched her into stardom ultimately left her behind in what came as an unceremonious ousting from the group. Accompanied by a host of headlines citing tension, contention, and Matthew Knowles‘ interventions as the cause of dissension, the remaining group members still rose above to find themselves topping charts again while Luckett and Roberson stayed behind.
Ruining Dreams The United States won the gold medal for softball in the Olympics for the last 6 consecutive years. Because no team was a challenge for the U.S., Softball was taken out of the Olympics in spring 2009. Young girls who looked up to the Olympic players were robbed of their ability to aspire to be just like them. The Olympics provided a reason to keep playing and gave professionalism to the sport. Thus, softball should be a sport in the Olympics.
I promised myself never to let it happen again. The next day I turned on the T.V and to my surprise the Raptors were playing. A wonderful situation to test my new “will power”. Just then my evil sister walked by, this time with one of her girlfriends. I recognized her, the best female basketball player that played for Jarvis.
The camp only invites the top thirty elite athletes from Sweden to attend the camp. With her age and inexperience the nerves got the best of her and she wasn’t too happy with her performance. Her coaches must have thought her performance was phenomenal because she was invited to
Hard Work Always Pays Off From the start of 1820 women have been wanted to be able to vote. From protest to being denied the right to vote , after 100 years of this ongoing struggle women were finally granted the right to vote because of the 19th amendment being ratified. Basically what the 19th amendment did was prohibit any U.S citizen to be denied the right to vote based on their sex. The nineteenth amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920. At the 1920’s party my group presented one of the main event of the 1920’s that has changed history ever since.
It is definitely considered as a sport. When I was ten years old, I realized that my dream was to become a college cheerleader. College cheerleading at the right school is very impressive and it’s something very special to be a part of. When I got accepted to South Ga, I discovered that Valdosta cheerleading team was awesome. I was scared because I thought I wasn’t going to be able to be a part of it because I didn’t go to Valdosta State, it was going to be out of my comfort zone and it was going to be very expensive.