Young Says Goodbye To Athens

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
AUGUST 26, 2004

Hello to everyone in Oklahoma.  Athens has been home to me for the past three weeks, and it has been a great home.  These weeks at the Olympics have proved to be the best ones of my life.  The United States has earned a total on nine medals, and I can't be happier to have helped in our quest of bringing home bronze, silver and gold.

Everyone on the team is happy that our gymnastics portion of the Olympics is over.  What a week!  As we prepare to come home, our excitement grows to finally be back in the United States.  Back to good food, back to television in English and back to friends and family.

For those of you who have not had the opportunity to travel outside the United States, I recommend it.  It makes you appreciate the country in which you live in.  Whenever you go with out something for an extended period of time, it is only then that you realize what you exactly have.  And we live in the best country in the world.  I hope everyone (Americans) knows and appreciates it.  It is so easy to take things for granted, so don't. 

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I can't even think how to thank those who have helped me on this incredible journey, but I am going to take this time to try.  Thanks to my coach Mark Williams and the University of Oklahoma.  Thanks to my wife, Alisha and my son, Tyler. Thanks to all my teammates and coaches in the past that has ever helped me.  Thanks to my family and friends for their support.  Finally, thanks to my Father in Heaven. 

Thank you to everyone for your support,

Guard Young 




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