Words from an Oklahoma Olympian
Our fair state has a good number of connections to the Olympics.
Few of the athletes, though, are Oklahoma born and bred.
Konawa native Chad Vaughn is among that small group. The weightlifter made his second Olympic team, and at the age of 26, he was expecting a good showing. He had a disappointing performance instead, failing to finish a lift in the clean-and-jerk portion of the competition.
Vaughn shared his thoughts on the blog “Three White Lights” earlier this week.
It’s worth your time to check out. He speaks candidly about his disappointment in Beijing, about his test of faith and about his future in weightlifting. Rarely do we find athletes being so genuine and so honest about their feelings. Vaughn really lays his on the line for all to see.
After reading about his heartbreak, you’ll find it hard not to pull for the guy to make it to London for the 2012 Olympics.
He’s an Oklahoman; you can bet he’s got some fight left in him.
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