Re: Kerri Strug
Hal Dudley (wolfcsm@N-LINK.COM)
Fri, 26 Jul 1996 09:44:53 -0500
This is a great analysis of the actions of Kerri Strug and her coach!
At 07:33 PM 7/25/96 -0700, you wrote:
>Give it a break. The woman is 19 years old, not 14. The gold medal
>was important to her. She fell on her butt on her first attempt, three
>in a roll for the team. It took courage for her to make the second
>jump before a world audience, she also took the risk of blowing the
>second jump as well which might well have labeled the American team as
>"snatching defeat from the jaws of victory".
>Her coach only told her what coaches have done in any sport since there
>was the first coach, namely: Shake it off, do it, do it. If he
>thought she was seriously hurt, he wouldn't have pushed her.
>This country was built by do'ers, by risk takers, by people with
>courage, convictions, and determination. My Marine Corps drill
>instructor once said "Can't never did anything".
>What she did will be a positive influence on her for the rest of her
>life. Later in entirely different situations she'll be tired, hurt,
>and depressed, yet she'll get up and get things done. Maybe without
>knowing why. But, I think she'll know.
>And, some of you have posted here that she is no hero. Well, you are
>right, Kerri Strug is an AMERICAN HERO and an excellent role model of
>every boy and girl in this country (and some adults too).
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City