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JCC I met an Olympian today

Discussion in 'Community' started by TahiriVeilaSolo69, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Bonnie and I grew up in the same town. She was a little bit older than I was, but we were in school together for a short while before she went into the stratosphere with her training.
     
  2. poor yorick

    poor yorick Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP - Game Host

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    I was in Latin class with a girl who went on to fence in Barcelona '92. She was very nice . . . we're FB friends now.
     
  3. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I've seen Bruce Jenner's mummified corpse on television.
     
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  4. TahiriVeilaSolo69

    TahiriVeilaSolo69 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  5. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    You don't have to remind me that I'm not special! :(
     
  6. TahiriVeilaSolo69

    TahiriVeilaSolo69 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  7. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I used to work a couple houses down from where Kurt Angle lived in Pittsburgh. I would see him in our shop all the time. Really nice guy. Good tipper when he got delivery too.
     
  8. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    My brother in law competed in the Commonwealth Games, and was selected for the Olympics (boxing), but got injured and couldn't go.

    So... no.
     
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  9. TahiriVeilaSolo69

    TahiriVeilaSolo69 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    That sucks so hard. Did he bounce back from his injury?
     
  10. Kiki-Gonn

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I've met two gold medalists, neither of whose names I can recall.

    One was a high jumper (if that's the actual name of the event). That was at a corporate deal where we were supposed to be inspired to work harder by meeting someone who could jump really high.

    The other was teaching a wrestling seminar I went to. It was really cool to see someone that good at something in person.
     
  11. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Not sure. he had been on the news, and was spotted by a pair of bouncers at a nightclub who wanted to prove something. One held him down while the other broke his ribs punching him. They got done for assault, but not sure if he fought again, I'll find out.
     
  12. MasterDillon

    MasterDillon Jedi Knight star 2

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    Yeah during the 2012 Summer Olympics my Uncle and Aunt took my cousin and I to see Wrestling and we saw Jordan Burroughs win a gold medal. Shortly afterwards we got the pleasure of meeting him in person and he was nice enough to take pictures with people and sign tickets.
     
  13. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    My dad claims to have gotten into a fight with Carl Lewis sometime in the 80's... I have no idea if that's true.
     
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  14. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    Was he also hit in the chest by Dr. Martin Luther King?