Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thursday Inspiration: Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao's "Turandot"

Xue Shen adn Hongbo Zhao won the 2003 World Championships in Washington, D.C. with an unmatched grit, grace, and perseverance through injury. To this day, the program gives me chills. Throughout the championships week,Xue was nursing an ankle injury, at one point, not even being able to practice. When it came time to perform though, she was in rare form, delivering one of the greatest, gutsiest, and most-heartfelt performances the world of skating had ever seen.

After a long week full of challenges, this performance is an inspiration to me because it shows that you can be your best even when there are obstacles standing in your way. Anything is possible with dedication, focus, and above all, heart.

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