Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A True Olympian: Sheila Taormina

Sheila is the first woman to qualify for the Olympics in THREE different events. First, as a member of the 1996 womens swim team she won a gold medal. Second, she switched to triathalon for the 2000 games held in Sydney. This year she qualified for the modern pentathalon for Beijing. By the way, the modern pentathalon is shooting, fencing, horse riding, swimming and running. She keeps picking up new sports and is competitve at an olympic level within 18 months. She is only about 5 feet tall but compensates with her endless energy.

Here is her video on current.

Look for her on August 21st and 22nd. Her profile is detailed HERE at Mlive.com.

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