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Olympic Flowers



Olympic Flowers
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.48

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     challenging words:    bobsled, college, track, sport, husband, team, also, coach, person, year, family, gold, favorite, other, book, medal
     content words:    Vonetta Flowers, African American, Winter Olympics, Summer Olympics


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Olympic Flowers
By Jody Williams
  

1     Flowers are given to winners at the Olympics. In 2002, the flowers were in a bobsled. Vonetta Flowers was on the bobsled team. They won a gold medal at the 2002 Olympics. Vonetta Flowers was the first African American to win a medal at the Winter Olympics.
 
2     She was first in her family to go to college. Vonetta ran track. Track was her favorite sport. She dreamed of running in the Summer Olympics. She tried but did not make it. Her husband wanted them both to try out for the bobsled team. He did not make it. She did. He was her coach.
 
3     Vonetta wrote a book. She wrote it after the 2002 Olympics. The book is called Running on Ice .....
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