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nerdyninjanicole:

Even though she grew up playing football, shooting hoops and running races against all the boys in her neighborhood, U.S. 800-meter champion Alysia Montano never wanted to be thought of as one of them.
As a result, she started wearing a flower behind her right ear to remind the boys they were getting beat by a girl.
“The flower to me means strength with femininity. I think that a lot of people say things like you run like a girl. That doesn’t mean you have to run soft or you have to run dainty. It means that you’re strong.”
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nerdyninjanicole:

Even though she grew up playing football, shooting hoops and running races against all the boys in her neighborhood, U.S. 800-meter champion Alysia Montano never wanted to be thought of as one of them.

As a result, she started wearing a flower behind her right ear to remind the boys they were getting beat by a girl.

“The flower to me means strength with femininity. I think that a lot of people say things like you run like a girl. That doesn’t mean you have to run soft or you have to run dainty. It means that you’re strong.”

(Source)

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thekimenator:

A favorite Olympian from London:

Oscar Pistorius runs with 5-year-old Ellie May Challis. Images taken from here, photographed by Andy Hooper. Find out more about Ellie May and her run with Oscar here.   via reneenicolesays: readyforsomefootball

The finish to Alexandra Raisman’s Olympics was so much more fabulous than the start. Aly, who was often overlooked on this U.S. women’s gymnastics team, did something no American woman has ever done: she won the Olympic gold medal in floor exercise.

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Olympians to Watch | Missy Franklin
“I still can’t believe that happened. I don’t even know what to think. I saw my parents’ reaction on the screen and I just started bawling”

Missy Franklin appreciation post.

Olympians to Watch | Missy Franklin

“I still can’t believe that happened. I don’t even know what to think. I saw my parents’ reaction on the screen and I just started bawling”

Missy Franklin appreciation post.

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