Happy Olympic Opening Ceremony Day!
This is a momentous day as thousands of athletes will march into the Olympic stadium proudly holding their country flags in London, United Kingdom. The Olympic Torch will be carried into the stadium and the Olympic Cauldron will be lit. This lighting of the flame marks the first official day of the Olympics where athletes all over the world will compete over the next 16 days. We can’t wait to see what the Opening Ceremonies has to offer!
We’ve been highlighting an athlete every week and this week is no different. Let’s get to know Canadian boxer Mary Spencer.
Photo: ©Andy Clark/Reuters
Name: Mary Spencer
Sport: Boxing (which is making its debut as a sport at the Olympics this year!)
Medals: A three-time world champion boxer with eight Canadian championships and five Pan American Games gold medals.
Hometown: Wiarton, Ontario
Hero: “My coach, Charlie Stewart. He showed me that hard work and dedication pay off.”
Favourite book as a kid: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Favourite food: Lobster
Motivation before a competition: “I always write down why I want to win.”
Check out how hard Mary’s been training for the Olympics in this video:
We’re routing for you, Mary!
Will you be tuning in to watch the Opening Ceremonies? If you do, come back and tell us what you thought!