On the latest episode of the Post Game Podcast, we’re joined by Wendy Hilliard, previously a member of the US Gymnastics team.
Hilliard was the first African-American woman to represent the US in gymnastics globally, competed as a member of the Rhythmic Gymnastics National Team nine times, and twice served as the National Team Captain. After competing in three World Championships and the 1984 Olympics trials, Hilliard became a U.S. National Team Coach. In 2008, Wendy was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.
Hilliard discusses the Women’s US Soccer Team, Title IX, the meaning of life after sports, what she learned about coaching, learning Russian, and providing confidence to young athletes and gymnasts.
- Expat Wendy Hilliard grows gymnastics foundation in Detroit
- Harlem-Based Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation Returns To Its Detroit Roots
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