An Olympian Coached Me

When I was 11, I went to International Gymnastics Camp in Middle-of-Nowhere, Pennsylvania.

Olympic gymnasts would come and give interviews and do exhibition routines. Sometimes, you'd get to see them train if you snuck down to the gym during rest hours.

Every night after dinner was open gym. One night, I was working on a cartwheel on balance beam when I heard a coach tell me to look at a spot at eye-level so my landings would be better.

I looked up. It was Shannon Miller, of the "Magnificent Seven."


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