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Javelin Lesson With Special Olympics Athlete Destiny Gerrity

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13 year-old Destiny Gerrity’s philosophy on throwing the javelin is pretty simple.

“I just grip it and rip it,” she said. It’s part of a deeper philosophy she applies and not just to track and field.

“Practice. You try your best. And if you be the best you can be, you can go far with life,” she continued.

For the Gerritys, athletics is a family affair. She is training with her sisters and brother for whom she’s a role model and a pretty good teacher. Destiny will run the 400 and 800 meters in addition to throwing the javelin at this year’s Special Olympic Games. Gerrity shared what it feels like to be a winner.

“It feels great. It feels like you’ve been honored with something. It makes you happy because people are cheering you on and it’s a great feeling to win something like gold, gold, gold,” she said.

Gerrity knows that all eyes are on her during the Special Olympic competitions. Family and friends are counting on her as she squares off with athletes from across the country.

“They need to know that I try my best every day and let me be the best I can be and put a smile on peoples’ faces,” she said.

Keep an eye out for Destiny and New Jersey’s other incredible athletes at this year’s Special Olympic Games. Good luck, guys!


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