Meet Katy Wilson—she is the 1999 Special Olympics World Summer Games gold medal winner in the balance beam and vault. At the age of 22, Katy has traveled all across the United States (and the world) spreading the message of the Special Olympics, and showing off her gymnastics skills. But, she always returns to her hometown of Snellville, GA—just outside of the state’s capital of Atlanta.
Katy began her road to the gold at age 10 after watching her older sister compete in gymnastics. Her Dad found her a class, and not long after that, she competed in her first gymnastics event. It’s not always been easy, but Katy says, “You just have to keep on trying and never give up!” Besides the cheering crowds and gold medals, Katy says that the best part about gymnastics for her is that she is healthy and strong and feels really proud of herself.
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