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Zagunis En Garde: World Cup Countdown (Day 4) | Words To Sweat By

Zagunis En Garde: World Cup Countdown (Day 4)

by Dana on June 23, 2011

It’s always wonderful to have family who is supportive of your athletic endeavors whether it’s finishing a 5k or winning Olympic gold, but it’s often even more helpful if they have experience of their own to use when they advise and support you.

Mariel Zagunis is fortunate to have not one, but two, family members who competed in an Olympic games so they know firsthand the mental and physical preparation necessary to compete at that level.

Question of the Day: What sport did Mariel’s parent’s compete in at the Olympics?

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1 Vanessa June 23, 2011 at 8:35 AM

They competed in rowing.

2 John Carroll June 23, 2011 at 8:44 AM

Robert Zagunis, rowing, 1976 Montreal Olympics
Catherine Menges, rowing, 1976 Montreal Olympics

3 Hendrika Misciagna June 23, 2011 at 5:43 PM

Both of Mariel’s parents competed in rowing at the Olympics.

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