What a huge success! All of us at J.E.T.S would like to thank @jhorton11 for coming out to our gym and speaking about your experiences as an Olympic athlete. You truly inspired our staff, parents, and especially young gymnasts. It was an honor to have you share your story at our gym. #jetsgym#olympian#jetsfamily#inspired#gymnastics
Extremely disappointed to read CDN Olympian refusing to wear her silver medal.
From childhood we are taught that the spirit of the Olympic Games is truly about sportsmanship. About bringing people from different countries, creeds and religions together in friendly competition. We celebrate those that pour their hearts out and lose, as much as we celebrate those that step onto the podium.
Grace in defeat teaches people of all ages about the values that Canadians truly believe in.
P.s. To Canada’s Women’s Hockey team, you didn’t let anybody down. You played your hearts out and left it all out on the ice. We know this, appreciate and love you for it!
Marilyn Okoro is a current British track and field athlete who specialises in the 800 metres. She is an Olympian and has to date competed in 4 World Championships and 4 Europeans in her career. Winning a total of 3 Silvers and 4 Bronze medals. The highlight of her career so far though, undoubtedly was winning a Bronze medal at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.
Marilyn told us that she grew up without her father ever being in her life at all and that the relationship with her mother had always been quite strained and difficult. Her mother had struggled with a lot of challenges in life and as a result, Marilyn was taken into care at just the age of 5 till the age of 7 before returning home and eventually being sent to boarding school at the age of 10. Marilyn told us that it was in those 2 spells, firstly with an amazing Foster family and then at Boarding school that she really felt a sense of family and value. Throughout this time Marilyn had begun to run as a was of getting away from everything but as she developed she also saw running as the key to her dreams as well.
At the age of 11, Marilyn told us she was taken on by her first coach, George Harrison, who became her first real Father figure in life who did everything he could to help her achieve those dreams. By this point she was also determined because of her past experiences that she would not fail.
Marilyn told us that despite all the challenges she faced, she always felt as if God was there. Marilyn said that she felt like not being separated from her younger brother was a miracle in itself and somehow despite everything she’d been through, she just has never really ever felt alone. Marilyn was adamant that she couldn’t have survived everything she has in life without her faith in God. Marilyn has a deep desire to ensure that some of you guys who may be going through similar situations that she did as a child, don’t ever have to feel alone and she hopes to do that through the #FightForTheFatherless#Fatherless#God#Jesus#Chr#Christianete #Orphan#Olympian#Olympics#Sprinter#TeamGB#Britain#GreatBritain#motivationalquotes#quotes#InspirationalQuotes#Silver#Relay #Christian #SportsMinistry
Lucky us! Olympic marathoner, Grant dad and Mission Hills neighbor Meb Keflezighi is all signed up to run the Mission Hills 5k with his family. See if you can catch him on the course, or just say a big “hello” at the after-party. How often do we get to run like Meb, with Meb? Sign up today at www.missionhills5k.com. Saturday, March 10 at 8 am at Grant K8 in Mission Hills. #mis#missionhillsa> #meb#runtowin#olympian#marathonmeb#run2win#sandiego #missionhills #grantk8