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Meeting an Olympian

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Meeting an Olympian
By Sophia J.


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Last Friday I didn't have school. My mom and dad and I went skiing near Snoqualmie Pass at Hyak. The trail was covered with snow. It was my first...


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time cross-country skiing. My dad taught me to kick, kick, glide and after awhile I could ski faster than my mom and dad. We heard birds and waterfalls.


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Then we saw a very fast skier. He went four times back and forth. On his third time he went by me and I asked, "Are you an Olympian?" He said "Yes!" We were surprised.


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My mom was going to ask his name but it started to rain. So my mom got my coat. We wanted to find out his name but he left. When we got home my mom sertcht...


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on Google and found out his name. It was hard because he was not on the American team. I still had a picture of him in my head because we watched his cross-country race on t.v. He had black hair and light brown skin. His name was Roberto Carcelen. He was the first Olympian from Peru. I was inspired to learn to cross-country ski and do my best.


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This story is about my husband and I truly think this is the greatest gift he received from his Olympic experience. Thank you so much Sophia. Roberto is incredibly proud of you. Keep up the skiing!

Hi Sophia! Beautifil story. Roberto Carcelen has inpired thousands of people around the world by example. We watch the race in Canada. My children were inspired as well. He is peruvian and all peruvians around the world are pround of him!!!

Sophia, your story is sooooooooooooooooooooo amazing! I want to make a movie out of it! I just love it pictures, grammar, and awe-fully inspiring story. Its plot was enthralling and has changed my life for the better. Sophia, I am total fan, this is just a piece of art.

P.S.- I am an interviewer and I want to meet you some time!

Hi Sophia, your spectacular story really brought tears to my eyes :'). The way you beautifully portrayed your unique experience is one that I will always remember. Stay fabulous!

- Seraphina

I'm very proud that you are my sister, and keep it up!

You're story has inspired me to ski!