Inspiring Athletes

Inspiring Athletes


Olympians share faith in upcoming Inspiring Athletes series

posted by Chad Bonham

Starting next Tuesday (May 29th), Inspiring Athletes will launch a 20-part series that will feature 16 Olympic hopefuls, three Olympic legends and a special 2012 Summer Olympics preview. This special series will lead up to the London Games that kicks off on July 27th and concludes on August 12th.

Here’s a sneak peak at some of the elite athletes you can look forward to hearing from over the next eight weeks:

David Boudia (diving) – 2008 Olympian and 2007 Pan American Games gold medalist

Tamika Catchings (basketball) – 2004 and 2008 Olympic gold medalist

Lauren Cheney (soccer) – 2008 Olympic gold medalist

Bryan Clay (track and field) – 2008 Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon

Kevin Durant (basketball) – reigning NBA scoring champion and 2010 World Championship gold medalist

Brady Ellison (archery) – 2008 Olympian and 2011 Pan American Games gold medalist

Kendrick Farris (weightlifting) – 2008 Olympian and 2010 Pan American Games gold medalist

Missy Franklin (swimming) – 2012 Olympic hopeful and world record holder

Ryan Hall (track and field) – 2008 Olympian and fastest American-born marathon runner

Dawn Harper (track and field) – 2008 Olympic gold medalist in the 100-meter hurdles

Tobin Heath (soccer) – 2008 Olympic gold medalist

Jonathan Horton (gymnastics) – 2008 Olympic silver and bronze medalist

Hunter Kemper (triathlon) – three-time Olympian and 2003 Pan American Games gold medalist

Kara Lawson (basketball) – 2008 Olympic gold medalist

Brittany Viola (diving) – 2012 Olympic hopeful

Jesse Williams (track and field) – 2008 Olympian and 2011 World Championship gold medalist in the high jump

And check out Chad Bonham’s latest book Glory of the Games that features 18 past and present Olympians such as Shannon Miller, Tamika Catchings, Josh Davis, Ryan Hall, Dave Johnson and Kevin Durant discussing various biblical principles that have helped them succeed as elite international athletes.



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