Monday, February 24, 2014

LAURYN WILLIAMS: FIRST BLACK WOMAN To MEDAL At WINTER And SUMMER OLYMPICS!!!


CRAZY COOL GROOVY CONGRATULATIONS goes out to LAURYN WILLIAMS of the 2014 SOCHI OLYMPICS TEAM USA WOMEN'S BOBSLED TEAM - on Wednesday, February 19, 2014; she and teammate ELANA MYERS won the SILVER MEDAL in the 2-WOMAN BOBSLED at the 2014 SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS!!!

At the 2012 LONDON SUMMER OLYMPICS and the 2004 ATHENS SUMMER OLYMPICS, she won GOLD and SILVER with the TEAM USA WOMEN'S 4x100 RELAY TEAM.

This makes 30-year-old LAURYN WILLIAMS, the first BLACK WOMAN to earn medals at both WINTER and SUMMER OLYMPICS, as well as the SECOND TEAM USA WOMAN to hold this honor since 1932.

-CCG



History was made a few days ago and it couldn’t have come at a better time, what with it being Black History Month and everything.
On February 20, 2014, 30-year-old bobsledder Lauryn Williams etched her name in record books by winning an Olympic silver medal in women’s bobsledding. Having already earned a track and field gold medal in the 2012 Summer Games and a silver in 2004, the win made Williams the first Black woman and first American female athlete to hold medals in both Games, as well as being the second US athlete to hold the honor since 1932.
What’s even more amazing is Williams didn’t start bobsledding until less than a year ago, after she endured a career-threatening injury.  On her website, she writes:
In July 2013, a nagging injury left me unable to finish, what was likely to be, my final track season. I returned to the states feeling dejected. But, a fortuitous conversation with Lolo Jones, a hurdler known for joining the bobsled ranks in the midst of her track career, changed my mood. After our conversation, my interest was piqued and with stage 1 of the trials looming, I decided to hop on a plane to Calgary and give bobsledding a try. With just one training session under my belt and a bum leg, I managed to finish 3rd in the Push Championships and my bobsled adventure began.
While speaking on Lauryn’s latest accomplishments, Lolo gushed:
She’s like a Jesse Owens. I hope she just inspired a whole country. When I get home I hope she’s a household name.
Despite being a history maker, Williams remains humble. Soon after earning the silver medal, she told The Los Angeles Times:
I didn’t come here to make history, I came here to help Team USA. As long as somebody wrote in the record books that she did well, that’s enough for me; I’m not defined by that medal.
Congratulations, Lauryn! We hope to see you on a Wheaties box soon!


Read more: Necole Bitchie.com: Meet Lauryn Williams, The First Black Woman To Win Medals In Both The Winter and Summer Olympics http://necolebitchie.com/2014/02/24/meet-lauryn-williams-the-first-black-woman-to-win-medals-in-both-the-winter-and-summer-olympics/#ixzz2uGuTCgSS

Read more at http://necolebitchie.com/2014/02/24/meet-lauryn-williams-the-first-black-woman-to-win-medals-in-both-the-winter-and-summer-olympics/#rd3xblp9LlCj5ubM.99
History was made a few days ago and it couldn’t have come at a better time, what with it being Black History Month and everything.
On February 20, 2014, 30-year-old bobsledder Lauryn Williams etched her name in record books by winning an Olympic silver medal in women’s bobsledding. Having already earned a track and field gold medal in the 2012 Summer Games and a silver in 2004, the win made Williams the first Black woman and first American female athlete to hold medals in both Games, as well as being the second US athlete to hold the honor since 1932.
What’s even more amazing is Williams didn’t start bobsledding until less than a year ago, after she endured a career-threatening injury.  On her website, she writes:
In July 2013, a nagging injury left me unable to finish, what was likely to be, my final track season. I returned to the states feeling dejected. But, a fortuitous conversation with Lolo Jones, a hurdler known for joining the bobsled ranks in the midst of her track career, changed my mood. After our conversation, my interest was piqued and with stage 1 of the trials looming, I decided to hop on a plane to Calgary and give bobsledding a try. With just one training session under my belt and a bum leg, I managed to finish 3rd in the Push Championships and my bobsled adventure began.
While speaking on Lauryn’s latest accomplishments, Lolo gushed:
She’s like a Jesse Owens. I hope she just inspired a whole country. When I get home I hope she’s a household name.
Despite being a history maker, Williams remains humble. Soon after earning the silver medal, she told The Los Angeles Times:
I didn’t come here to make history, I came here to help Team USA. As long as somebody wrote in the record books that she did well, that’s enough for me; I’m not defined by that medal.
Congratulations, Lauryn! We hope to see you on a Wheaties box soon!


Read more: Necole Bitchie.com: Meet Lauryn Williams, The First Black Woman To Win Medals In Both The Winter and Summer Olympics http://necolebitchie.com/2014/02/24/meet-lauryn-williams-the-first-black-woman-to-win-medals-in-both-the-winter-and-summer-olympics/#ixzz2uGuE0xYB

Read more at http://necolebitchie.com/2014/02/24/meet-lauryn-williams-the-first-black-woman-to-win-medals-in-both-the-winter-and-summer-olympics/#rd3xblp9LlCj5ubM.99
History was made a few days ago and it couldn’t have come at a better time, what with it being Black History Month and everything.
On February 20, 2014, 30-year-old bobsledder Lauryn Williams etched her name in record books by winning an Olympic silver medal in women’s bobsledding. Having already earned a track and field gold medal in the 2012 Summer Games and a silver in 2004, the win made Williams the first Black woman and first American female athlete to hold medals in both Games, as well as being the second US athlete to hold the honor since 1932.
What’s even more amazing is Williams didn’t start bobsledding until less than a year ago, after she endured a career-threatening injury.  On her website, she writes:
In July 2013, a nagging injury left me unable to finish, what was likely to be, my final track season. I returned to the states feeling dejected. But, a fortuitous conversation with Lolo Jones, a hurdler known for joining the bobsled ranks in the midst of her track career, changed my mood. After our conversation, my interest was piqued and with stage 1 of the trials looming, I decided to hop on a plane to Calgary and give bobsledding a try. With just one training session under my belt and a bum leg, I managed to finish 3rd in the Push Championships and my bobsled adventure began.
While speaking on Lauryn’s latest accomplishments, Lolo gushed:
She’s like a Jesse Owens. I hope she just inspired a whole country. When I get home I hope she’s a household name.
Despite being a history maker, Williams remains humble. Soon after earning the silver medal, she told The Los Angeles Times:
I didn’t come here to make history, I came here to help Team USA. As long as somebody wrote in the record books that she did well, that’s enough for me; I’m not defined by that medal.
Congratulations, Lauryn! We hope to see you on a Wheaties box soon!


Read more: Necole Bitchie.com: Meet Lauryn Williams, The First Black Woman To Win Medals In Both The Winter and Summer Olympics http://necolebitchie.com/2014/02/24/meet-lauryn-williams-the-first-black-woman-to-win-medals-in-both-the-winter-and-summer-olympics/#ixzz2uGuE0xYB

Read more at http://necolebitchie.com/2014/02/24/meet-lauryn-williams-the-first-black-woman-to-win-medals-in-both-the-winter-and-summer-olympics/#rd3xblp9LlCj5ubM.99
History was made a few days ago and it couldn’t have come at a better time, what with it being Black History Month and everything.
On February 20, 2014, 30-year-old bobsledder Lauryn Williams etched her name in record books by winning an Olympic silver medal in women’s bobsledding. Having already earned a track and field gold medal in the 2012 Summer Games and a silver in 2004, the win made Williams the first Black woman and first American female athlete to hold medals in both Games, as well as being the second US athlete to hold the honor since 1932.
What’s even more amazing is Williams didn’t start bobsledding until less than a year ago, after she endured a career-threatening injury.  On her website, she writes:
In July 2013, a nagging injury left me unable to finish, what was likely to be, my final track season. I returned to the states feeling dejected. But, a fortuitous conversation with Lolo Jones, a hurdler known for joining the bobsled ranks in the midst of her track career, changed my mood. After our conversation, my interest was piqued and with stage 1 of the trials looming, I decided to hop on a plane to Calgary and give bobsledding a try. With just one training session under my belt and a bum leg, I managed to finish 3rd in the Push Championships and my bobsled adventure began.
While speaking on Lauryn’s latest accomplishments, Lolo gushed:
She’s like a Jesse Owens. I hope she just inspired a whole country. When I get home I hope she’s a household name.
Despite being a history maker, Williams remains humble. Soon after earning the silver medal, she told The Los Angeles Times:
I didn’t come here to make history, I came here to help Team USA. As long as somebody wrote in the record books that she did well, that’s enough for me; I’m not defined by that medal.
Congratulations, Lauryn! We hope to see you on a Wheaties box soon!


Read more: Necole Bitchie.com: Meet Lauryn Williams, The First Black Woman To Win Medals In Both The Winter and Summer Olympics http://necolebitchie.com/2014/02/24/meet-lauryn-williams-the-first-black-woman-to-win-medals-in-both-the-winter-and-summer-olympics/#ixzz2uGuE0xYB

Read more at http://necolebitchie.com/2014/02/24/meet-lauryn-williams-the-first-black-woman-to-win-medals-in-both-the-winter-and-summer-olympics/#rd3xblp9LlCj5ubM.99





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