How To Raise An Olympian: Annia Hatch

"Despite becoming the greatest Cuban gymnast of all time and a double United States Olympic medallist, Annia Hatch’s career at first seemed doomed to fail.

In 1996, when she was at the peak of her career, Cuba’s sporting authorities refused to let her to compete in the Atlanta Olympics.

Following the greatest disappointment of her sporting life, Annia got married and emigrated to the United States where, after a five-year retirement, she became a double Olympic medallist at the unusually old age of 26.

Annia and her mother, Maria Soto, talk to Yahoo about how this extraordinary athlete defied rejection from the gymnastics institute; overcame injuries, bullying and racism; and even how she became another bone of contention between Cuba and the United States."

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