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When U. Olympian Tamyra Mensah-Stock took gold in the women's freestyle wrestling 68 kg final at the Tokyo Games she became the first Black woman to win a Gold Medal in her sport. The Olympic champion credits her faith and family for helping her persevere.
There's always the enemy creeping at your mind, telling you you're not good enough, telling me that I didn't work hard enough, that you didn't have the right nutrition, look what your teammates are doing other things, look at your personality, you're different than them. However, I made sure I had bible study every morning and I pray every morning.
I talk to my husband all the time and I make sure he knows how Golden black woman feeling.
I talk to my family all the time and there's just so many people in my corner that have constantly and consistently that I can do what I'm setting out to do. The road to Tokyo had many hurdles for Mensah-Stock. She lost her father in a car accident when she was in high school. He Golden black woman returning home from one of her wrestling matches.
Tears flowed from Mensah-Stock as she walked off the mat in Tokyo, knowing that her late dad would be so proud of her. There was one time I didn't even tell him about a dual and he was mad at me. I'm definitely always wrestling for him. I have a big portrait of Golden black woman in my house right now and I just love looking at him. I have dreams about him all the time.
He was definitely on the mat with me and for sure screaming his butt off saying "kill her".
When we were in high school, he'd yell mat side "kill 'em" and I'd come off the mat saying daddy you're not supposed to say "kill", that's terrible. Mensah-Stock is extremely proud of her heritage. Her dad was from Ghana. Ghana and Nigeria are rivals and she says it was kind of like poetic justice that she beat a Nigerian in the finals. Mensah-Stock also quickly embraced the America flag after her victory.
She stresses she loves being in America. My dad chose America because he knew America would give him the opportunity. My dad had multiple businesses Golden black woman Louisiana. He made a way for himself. That's incredible. We take being in America for granted. I just know from all my travels just how many opportunities were have here. It's almost hard to believe that she was bullied in high school.
Why did that happen? I didn't fit into the box that I was supposed to be, my color. I was this punk girl that dressed like rock. I honestly don't know. I was bubbly, a little ditzy. They called me stupid, dumb and ugly and it wasn't right. When her coaches heard about the circumstances they wanted to help, but the young wrestler says she was able to use her faith to push past the Golden black woman abuse from a few.
One of the classmates at Mortan Ranch High School who caught her eye right away was the captain of the wrestling team, Jacob Stock. A crush started then and eventually Golden black woman two would go to Wayland Baptist University and start dating her junior year. Marriage eventually followed. Mensah-Stock promised her mom that she would buy her a food truck if she won gold in Tokyo. That dream has come true and with money she gets from the U.
Olympic committee for winning a gold medal, she will be able to make that happen soon. They are going to make my mom, from scratch, her very own food truck. It's going to have everything I could not have imagined and more. I'm positively elated and excited for her. She wants to make African food and barbecue and she wants to bake. The wrestling career is far from over for Tamyra Mensah-Stock. She may compete in the next Olympics but there's plenty of tournaments before that.
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