USA proud of golden athletes
The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has amazing athletes from the USA. The diversity of events offers everyone an avenue to participate on this world stage. Wisconsin does want to see darts, polka dancing and pool added to the events.
The personal challenges for each member of the USA team reveal the depth of dedication and optimism of our citizens. I appreciate and enjoy the achievements more after learning a little about our athletes. Our success in competition confirms the love and devotion of our citizens to excel using their God given talents.
I admire amazing stories like Michael Phelps who has battled personal demons and persevered to once again reach the pinnacle of his sport. I was surprised at the domination by our women gymnasts. Our athletes do embody the ideals of the Olympics by their respect and sportsmanship demonstrated to their competitors.
Viewers in USA of these amazing competitions is down on television ratings. I find it odd that with little good news in the world, that USA does not enjoy following the competitions by our best athletes. I hope this drop in viewing is not a drop in love of our USA team competing at their highest level of effort.
Aly Raisman from Boston competed her best for individual best gymnast and won the silver. Her team mate Simone Biles won the gold. Simone has suffered desertion by her birth parents but has flourished with her adopted parents.
Aly in her childhood has seen Boston struggling with the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon. All of our USA competitors know the dangers and threats common now in the world with terrorist killers yelling Allahu Akbar. USA citizens remain defiant and resolute in defending our freedom. Terrorists will never shackle our spirit and suffer the consequences of attacking USA citizens.
The devotion and dedication of USA team is to give their full measure of effort in the competition. The reward may only be that they competed but came in last. This effort deserves our respect and attention. Our team demonstrates the best of our faith in individual effort for the greater good for all of us.