Dominique Dawes, the first African-American female gymnast to win an individual Olympic medal, said she deeply admired Mother Angelica’s resilience through life’s challenges.
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The swimming star has anchored his competitive career, along with the rest of life, firmly to his Catholic faith.
‘My faith remains something that’s consistent and something I can always rely on,’ the quadruple-gold medalist in Rio tells the Register.
‘I’m grateful to God every day for the sport I love to do and am grateful he guides me in my everyday life,’ says the New Jersey native.
The alumni of the Sacred Heart Schools have made a splash at the 2016 Olympics, but have brought the schools’ Catholic values to other venues as well.