Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Desi-American Spearheads Gymnastics Silver

Desi-American Mohini Bhardwaj, who made headlines because of her hard work, age, and patronage by Pamela Anderson, has led Team USA gymnastics to a silver medal in athens. Congratulations go out to her and the rest of the team from DESIBLOG--this is a a truly outstanding accomplishment, and to my understanding the first time a desi has won a medal for team USA.

From the Reuters story:

Bhardwaj, the U.S. captain performed solidly on the vault and floor and also stepped in for the injured Courtney Kupets at the last minute and performed creditably.
Bhardwaj, who spent several years out of top class gymnastics after abandoning her sporting aspirations to pursue a college degree, said Pamela Anderson's donation covers about half of her expenses over a six-month stretch.


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