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As we are now just mere months away from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, there will be many events on your television where you get your first look at great athletes with amazing stories. You hear the story of athletes who have had to overcome difficult obstacles in order to keep their Olympic dream alive.
Last Thursday on the George Brew show, we had the pleasure of meeting one of those inspirational athletes. Her name is Kelly Gunther. She is a member of the United States Long Track Speed Skating Team.
Gunther has been skating she was six years old both as a figure skater and later on as an inline speed skater. She just missed out on making the national team for the Vancouver Olympics in 2010.
However, throughout her career, she has shown courage, perseverance, and a strong will to overcome adversity. In 2010 during a 500 meter race, she suffered a brutal ankle injury that kept her for months off the ice while rehabbing in Colorado Springs. She has overcome that obstacle through the help of her great support group. People thought she would never skate again. Now she is getting set to try to qualify for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi as a member of the USA Long Track Speed Skating Team.
Kelly does need your help! Currently, she is not receiving any money from US Speed Skating or the United States Olympic Committee. Help to be a part of #TeamTG by assisting her with a tax deductible donation that would go towards providing this great athlete with training, living expenses, and providing her with equipment.
We at What’s Brewin’ would like to thank Kelly Gunther for sharing her amazing story with us and we wish her the best of luck in trying to qualify for the Winter Olympics.
You can listen to the full interview with Kelly by clicking the link below: