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Kim Hamilton-Anthony

Kim Hamilton-Anthony was the first African-American woman to receive a gymnastics scholarship to UCLA, and later was inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame. Kim is a four-time U.S. National Champion, and today serves as chaplain for the Miami Dolphins’ players’ wives. She is also a commentator for ESPN and the author of the book Unfavorable Odds (Tate Publishing).

Growing up, Kim faced many obstacles, including a drug-addicted father, financial struggles at home, and the constant negativity of gymnastics coaches who told her that she didn’t have what it takes to succeed in a “white girl’s sport.” Kim rose above the challenges to become a world-class champion and a leader that her teammates looked up to. Today she leads by walking alongside the wives of star athletes, having found her passion in helping others.

 

 

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