The brilliant athletes who will be representing our country in London later this month put on quite a fireworks display themselves these past two weeks at the Olympic trials.
I can’t help but be filled with emotion watching courageous gymnasts like Nastia Lukin who got up to fight for personal best after a horrid fall, or swimmers like Dara Torres, who at 45 still challenged herself to make the swim team, having already medaled 12 times. And Jordyn Wieber, anchor of the American gymnastics team (shown above in her floor exercise)…Jordyn’s discipline, grace under pressure and unshakeable dedication are an inspiration.
I’m proud to be an American and have faith in our ability to bounce back, to succeed, to create, to innovate and to find tolerance and love for our neighbors.
Happy Independence Day!