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U.S.A. Women’s Field Hockey Athlete Jesse Gey Shares 2008 Olympic Journey and 2012 Hopes

By Christie Poole
 
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She refers to her training as a “full-time job,” as she only has Sunday off from all physical activity.

Gey advised women to try to make smart nutrition decisions based on the future and to recognize that it’s crucial to take care of their bodies because “it’s the only one you get.”

She also advised women to find something active they’re passionate about. “Find something you really enjoy that’s active and do it because you like it,” she said.

While Gey has her eyes set on winning an Olympic medal, she has another goal of building awareness around the country for women’s field hockey. She says she is inspired by the recognition U.S. women’s soccer gained and would like to see field hockey follow their example.

Gey is looking forward to the Olympic trials in the first week of June, where she will find out if she will be traveling to the summer Olympics with the 2012 women’s field hockey team. “I’m going to give everything I can, and control what I can control,” she said of the upcoming trials.

Edited by Jody Smith

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