Spinning off the SJ and Aly threads. Who are the former gymnasts or other Olympic sport role models that you most admire and hope your DD or DS will notice and why? During the Olympics, I made it a point to talk about Katie Ledecky. She is one of the best swimmers of all time, a student at Stanford and always comes across as humble, grateful and intelligent. She seemes like an amazing young woman and we cheered loudly for all of her races. As a gymnast, I admire Amanda Bordon, she said she wanted to own a gym when she was at her Olympics and she has done that successfuly. She maintains a friendship with her former coach and team mates and is a great example of a former star living a normal but successful adult life. Who do you admire ( men and women) and why? So many athletes are showing us that dedication to sport can contribute to a successful adulthood.