Our American athletes have shown their true mettle in the Summer Olympics. There have been losers and winners, but many showed their love of the sport.
Examples like gymnasts Simone Biles and Ally Raisman who gave their all, to Michael Phelps who swan his way to more gold. These athletes are the personification of the spirit of what America is all about and that if a person strives hard that person can reach the highest mountain.
These athletes are true role models for our youth of today. They have truly made and will continue to make America proud with their tenacious and courageous spirit.
Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.
Glen Oaks Village