"Every journey has a story. Kate Zeigler swam over 200,000 miles to get there. Tyson Gay ran over 25,000 miles to get there. Donald Robinson broke more bones than he can remember to get there. For America's hopefuls the trip to Beijing began long before this summer. Every night for two weeks leading up to the opening ceremonies, MOJO in conjunction with USA Today profiles Team USA's medal hopefuls." -- iTunes Store
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Athletics can provide order in a sometimes chaotic world. For Daniel Cormier, from Lafayette, La., freestyle wrestling provides a vehicle for stability in a life filled with tragedy. Daniel watched his father get shot to death at a young age and recently lost his 3 ½ week old daughter in a car accident. At 25 years-old, wrestling has always been there, providing Daniel the chance to put tragedy aside and measure himself against the world. His year has been rocky. He has had trouble getting down to 211 pounds and failed to make weight at the prestigious Uzbekistan Independence Cup in March. Beijing is likely Daniel’s last shot for a medal, a final chance to find glory despite hardship.
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