GameOn Exclusive: Maria Cruz Garcia’s Inspirational News
Melissa and Erica spoke to Maria Cruz Garcia — the Olympic Short Track speedskater who suffered an injury on Saturday, leaving many to speculate that she may not compete in the Vancouver games. She told us a different story …
Maria Cruz Garcia, the American record holder in the Short Track speedskating 500 M — and also this week’s guest on the GameOn Podcast — will make an important and inspirational announcement on the GameOn Podcast.
As you may know Maria was injured during the Short Track Olympic trials last week. The injury prevented her from finishing the competition and as a result, Garcia was unable to qualify for the Short Track Olympic Team. Being the champion that she is, Garcia has decided that she is going to learn the ins and outs of Long Track speedskating. She hopes that her training will allow her to qualify to compete for a spot on the Long Track Olympic Team at the Olympic trials next month. (Please note that she just suffered this injury on Saturday and she already has her eye on the next prize!) If that doesn’t speak to her heart and dedication, we don’t know what does.
The great Yogi Berra once said, “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” Tune in to hear more from Maria Cruz Garcia. It’s clear that this is one woman who definitely knows where she is going.