Sunday, August 24, 2008

They're All Winners

Anyone who can make it to the Olympics is a winner. The medal winners are often incredible atheletes. But sometimes the ones who finish way down, even last place have incredible stories to tell, and some of them have overcome obstacles that the champions never face.

They may not have the medals around their necks, but they are still the best their country can offer, and that's an accomplishment. The worst Olympians are far beyond most of us and each is a story of triumph. Especially the story of a small sprinter from Somalia.

This story would have been lost but for one reporter. Thank you Charles Robinson for reporting this incredible story.


Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

You're in another strata entirely, when you even MAKE it to the Olympics.


8:41 PM  
Blogger Z said...

You're both so right, guys.
What a huge deal to have even worked that hard to qualify!
these people are special and everyone's a winner..

..especially that young Somalian girl. thanks, shoprat, great story.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Thanks for the link to that amazing story, Shoprat! Wow! It's incredible that with living conditions being wht they are, anyone can even find the time to think about sports, let alone risk their very lives just to practice!

9:05 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

Excellent story

10:28 AM  
Blogger dons_mind said...

there were so many good stories out of this olympic session. as you said they're all champs!

4:18 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

I was thinking the same thing while watching the Olympics. To even make it there is such a HUGE accomplishment.

3:05 AM  

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