Silver and gold medalist Georgia Taylor-Brown as a ten-year-old: “One day I would like to be a triathlete”

(Photo: World Triathlon)

“My favorite hobby is swimming, and I also like running and cycling, so one day I would like to be a triathlete and go to the Commonwealth Games or even the Olympics and win a medal.” These are the words Georgia Taylor-Brown wrote in a PowerPoint presentation when she was 10, the BBC shared yesterday. Seventeen years ago, a young Taylor-Brown started to dream big. Becoming a triathlete was her plan, racing at the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics, her dream.

Taylor-Brown has a great way of showing us that big things come from small starts. Now 27, the British athlete fulfilled her dream this week in Tokyo. And she wasn’t just there to race, she was in Japan to race in the front of the field and to take home a medal. What started with a silver medal in the individual women’s race ended with a gold medal in the Mixed Relay last Saturday. Along with her British teammates Jonathan Brownlee, Alex Yee and Jessica Learmonth, she completed her extremely successful Olympic debut with the most beautiful medal she could have wished for: gold.

Check out the rest of her story and some nice photos of the 10-year-old Taylor-Brown via the BBC.

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