Unit 2 – Olympians
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Featuring Eugene Reimer and wheelchair athletics
Eugene Reimer’s sporting achievements and tireless contribution to amateur athletics make him a great “inspiration” to athletes everywhere.
Featuring Karen Magnussen and figure skating
Despite the crushing disappointment of finding out the day before the 1969 world championships that she couldn’t compete, Karen Magnussen had the “courage” to comeback.
Featuring Harry Jerome and track and field
Harry Jerome’s career was marked by great highs and some disappointing lows but throughout it, he unfailingly demonstrated “commitment” to his sport.
Featuring Lori Fung and rhythmic gymnastics
Lori Fung had a dream of winning Gold at the 1984 Olympic Games and she achieved this dream due to her constant pursuit of excellence, consistent effort and most importantly her “positive attitude”.
Featuring Nancy Greene and downhill skiing
Nancy Greene’s thrilling race for the gold during her memorable world cup race will inspire people to follow their dreams and have the “confidence” to make their dreams become a reality, even when they may appear impossible.
Featuring Daniel Igali and wrestling
Daniel Igali had a dream to one day win a gold medal at the Olympics, but that wasn’t his only dream. Daniel had big dreams to help others , especially the people in his village back in Nigeria. Daniel has accomplished many of his dreams and his story will lead the students to understand the importance of “social responsibility”.
Featuring Silken Laumann and rowing
Silken Laumann knows first hand about perseverance and determination, but long before she competed and became a world-class athlete, she grew up playing with family and friends. Play is what is at the core of every athlete and Silken’s lesson will demonstrate “the power of play” and teach us how to have fun with a little help from our imagination and by moving our bodies. The possibilities for play are endless.