March 26, 2003
C. Brandon Chapman
She was just a typical girl from a big city. One of the numbers. Nothing that really set her apart from the others.
Who looks at charm and personality these days anyway?
She decided she wanted to be somebody. She wanted to make it somewhere. And maybe have a little fun in the process. So she took up swimming. Loved it. And by the time she was a mere 17-year-old, she was her nation's champion.
It almost has a rags-to-riches feel to it doesn't it?
Until you realize not all of her country folk liked her. In fact, some despised her. They were jealous of her dedication and hard work.
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