Women's wrestling forever changed thanks to the contribution of @saori___yoshida . Little girls will forever enter the sport hearing of her legacy and greatness. I knew when I was 16years old and first saw her that I was entering the sport during the era of a legend. I am so thankful I get to say I wrestled at the same time as the great Saori Yoshida. What is more impressive than her career accomplishments or records though is her character. She is one of the nicest people I have met. She has always been kind to opponents and leads by example in all she does. It was so nice to catch up with her in Paris, and be reminded of what a champion is on and off of the mat. She is truly an amazing representative of the sport and of greatness. She continues to inspire me. Ps she's hilarious and i hope she has her own tv show one day
This circuit (done 5x) was after a different 5x 4 different arm exercises conditioning circuit, and before another 5 round shoulder/abs circuit. My arms are definitely exhausted! Crazy awesome training out here at @roma_main_event_gym !!! 💪🏼😅 #athlete #wrestling #roadtorio #circuit #training #crossfit #tired
Sometimes all you'll get to hear is "that was better"…but that's the best kind of feedback. A coach who has high standards will help you raise your game more than a coach who just says "good job" all the time. Thank you @valentinkalika for your expert coaching (and for being patient with me while I'm learning😊), and @vicki_vortex for coming in on a Saturday after a tough week of training just to help me prepare #4.5weekstogo #worlds #saturday #trainingcamp #wrestling #adidas #motivated
Lessons from the legend himself, Cal Ripken Jr!!! Words cannot even express how amazing it was to get to hangout with Cal. I got to pick his brain on what he did to play 2,632 consecutive games, how he kept his competitive edge, got some crab eating tips, and one-on-one throwing lessons! Incredible night! Thank you Cal Ripken Jr and the Ironbirds!
🐝….Can't beeelieve it's almost here! Trusting in the Lord's timing, and it's all coming together nicely. Yes, the transition to an Olympic weight class has been tough. Thankful for an amazing team of people who have gone above and beyond helping with my preparations. I am absolutely excited for what's to come! 😁 #10days #finally #abs #olympicteamtrials #Ao1 #timetotan
One year ago from today. The most emotional, intense moment of my life. To reach a goal that really just started out as a dream for my 8 year old self is surreal. I will never have words for this. It's been 365 days, and as each went by I quickly stopped looking at my medal and went back to work. What I get to see now is how much God is working in my life everyday, how much He blesses me with amazing people, coaches, family, friends, and support. I have the same team of people going into Paris this year..do you know how amazing that is? I'm so grateful for this. It took so many people to help me make this dream come true. I'm forever grateful #olympics #2016olympicgames #glorytoGod #sports #womeninsport #wrestling