(PCM) Olympic lifter Holley Mangold weighs nearly 340 pounds, and she couldn’t be more proud of it. In fact, she can’t understand why everyone doesn’t feel good about themselves!
Mangold told MSN that helping people gain confidence in themselves just might be her true calling – after taking on the Olympics, of course! She says she runs into a lot of “small people” whose confidence is “so low that it makes me feel really bad for…Read full post
(PCM) Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi is a shooter from Malaysia who will compete at the Royal Artillery Barracks Saturday morning. Oh, and she’s also 8 months pregnant!
“Since I started shooting in 1997, I’ve been dreaming of going to the Olympics,” she said. In fact, she thinks it might even give her a bit of an advantage! “Now I have balance at the front and the back,” she adds. “So the stability is there.”
“I just want…Read full post
(PCM) “Once I hang my suit up I want to be able to look back and say I’ve done everything I can in my career – whether that’s having fifty gold medals or having sixteen total medals. If I can say I’ve done everything I’ve wanted, I think that’s really all that matters.”
- Michael Phelps on his final Summer Olympics, to UsWeekly
photo courtesy AOL
(PCM) The Olympic swimmer didn’t take a day off for six years leading into the 2004 Athens Games, and stepped his training up a notch for the 2008 Beijing Games, during which he smashed Olympic records and brought home 8 gold medals.
And then, he stopped. Michael Phelps abandoned his intense training, gained 25 pounds and lost his motivation.
In a revealing interview with Details Magazine, Phelps talks about what it was like doing “literally nothing,” and how…Read full post