Donna de Varona at the Tokyo Olympics inspired my enthusiasm for women’s Olympic swimming. (Check-out the fabulous picture of her at the link to: “Olympics swimming.”)
Later, I became fascinated by the Olympics’ gymnastics competition. I loved it this year because of the performances of #Gabby Douglas and #Aly Raisman. That was on top of loving the women’s swimming, especially Missy Franklin’s races.
In Winning the Race for Choice? We Need Missy “the Missile” Franklin’s Gold-medal Strategy for RH Reality Check and On the Matter of Gabby Douglas’s Hair, or for That Matter, My Kinky (Jewish) Hair for Huffington Post Style, I wrote about Douglas and Franklin, two women who embody the characteristics I most admire: grit, discipline, intelligence and a commitment to a cause larger than themselves.
#Chris Jansing shared their stories, and those of these Olympics’ other great women, in a piece #Brian Williams aired last night, which he summed-up this way: “Strong is the new pretty.”