Friday, 12 June 2015 18:36

Two for the Show: Brian Goodell 2 Gold Medals and Ann Meyers-Drysdale....One of the Greatest all-around Female Athletes and a

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Inspired by watching Mark Spitz win seven gold medals at the 1972 Games, Brian Goodell envisioned himself on the medal stand. Like running a movie in his mind, he could hear the national anthem and feel the weight of the gold medal as it was placed around his neck.The hard work paid off. At 17, Goodell won gold in the 400-meter and 1,500-meter freestyle events at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, setting world records in both. By 1979, when Sports Illustrated profiled him as the top American swimmer, he was 20 and primed to be the next Mark Spitz at the 1980 Olympics. Then President Jimmy Carter, who, in response to the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan, decided the U.S. would boycott the 1980 Games in Moscow. In an instant, all the years of preparation were lost. Hear what he is doing today to inspire others.


One of the first Women to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, currently the Vice President of the Phoenix Suns (NBA) and the Phoenix Mercury (WNBA), Ann Meyers Drysdale has been one of the greatest stars in the history of basketball. Time Magazine recently called her one of the ten greatest female athletes of all time. A female first in many categories, she is still the only woman ever to sign a free agent contract with an NBA team, the Indiana Pacers, back in 1979.


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