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When Tupou Neiufi was just 2 years old, she was injured by a hit-and-run driver, leaving her with paralysis down the left side of her body and a traumatic brain injury that forced her to learn how to sit, walk and use her arms all over again. She may never have imagined that she'd grow up to be a gold medalist.
Olympic athletes may be long gone from Tokyo, but the Paralympic athletes are just getting started. These athletes from around the globe are getting ready to compete in the dream of a lifetime over the coming weeks, and among them are a handful of Latter-day Saints.
From the rugby pitch to the shot put circle and the gymnast’s vaulting table to the weightlifting platform, five athletes connected to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints won medals at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Aside from the medal counts, several athletes made history for their countries in weightlifting and track.
Through the Olympics, people see personal excellence, perseverance, and commitment put into action. Olympians teach us about overcoming life’s roadblocks, how to eliminate negatives that creep into our minds, how to focus on priorities, and how to reach our potential.
So far in Tokyo, three Latter-day Saints have each won a medal: one gold, one silver, and one bronze. Learn more about them and their stories below.
It seemed that after dedicating the majority of her young life to the sport of gymnastics and after battling back from injury as well as COVID-19 in the last two years, Skinner’s Olympic dream was over after just one night of competition. Then something unexpected happened.