Photo of the Week, 5 August 2012

With the Olympics heading into its final week, I thought it only appropriate to share this photo of Kayla Harrison (in the white), the first American to ever win a gold medal in Judo.  I know that Gabby Douglas and Michael Phelps have been getting all of the press, but Harrison’s tale is, to me, the far more moving story of resiliency and overcoming the odds. I wish that the Ohio native were the endorsement ‘gold’ other Olympians are. Congratulations Kayla.  Congratulations.

[Image credit: AP]

About Amy L. Darnell

Teacher, scholar, student, wonderer, wanderer, fan, foe, friend, acquaintance, all of these and more, but ultimately just an Ohio daughter.
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