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Jessica is our 2016 Olympic Hopeful and Sarah is our 2012 Olympian in Weightlifting. We're setting out to be "Pretty Strong" and we encourage you to do the same.


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Back from London… and a BIG Thank You

I decided to stay and participate in the closing ceremonies. What a fantastic ending to my Olympic journey. Parading through the stadium again with my fellow Olympians – from all the delegations – is something I won’t soon forget.

I’d like to take a brief minute to thank all the fans, supporters, sponsors, teammates, coaches – all of you who have been part of this. I had a wonderful time in London and I couldn’t have done it without all of your help and support.

I hope I made you all proud by the way I competed. I would have liked to medal but I’ll settle for three personal records. Who knows what will happen for the next Olympics in Rio. I plan to be there, but I’ll take a little time to rest and reflect on this most recent experience.

For now, it is back to training and getting back to the normalcy of everyday life. While much has been written about my personal challenges leading into the Olympics, I was fortunate to have Solve Media step in as asponsor to give me an extra boost when I needed it. I previously mentioned the company in a post. Solve Media and I are thinking of different ways to spread the core message of this blog – strength is beauty – so keep a look out for us.

If you are not familiar with it already, Solve Media ( is an advertising technology and security company. They change CAPTCHA security– the boxes that ask you to input squiggly text to prove that you are a human – into ads that ask you to type in the brand message from the advertiser. They even created an ad unit for me!  These ads are incredibly memorable and powerful.

Description: Again, thank you all for supporting me and reading this blog. The London Olympics may be over, but there’s plenty left for me to accomplish. 

Stay strong! 



Donloree said...

You are on a fabulous journey and I can't wait to see what you do and where you go next!

Mrs. Reid said...

Hi, Sarah,
I dug out your class picture from 3rd grade. Of the 20 kids I can name 4 of them, which proves you made an impression even at the age of 8! I intend to have a "Sarah Robles" bulletin board up in my classroom this fall. We are already bragging about you. Again, congratulations on all of your accomplishments.
Mrs. Reid

Jodie said...

Three personal records? Excellent! Brava!

And hurrah to Solve for stepping up, what a great company!

Also the verification thing on here is horrible, I've tried at least a dozen times to enter but the words are so distorted they're nearly impossible to read. :( Try wordpress, way better blog solution :)

ferrous said...

Wow, congratulations to you and your new sponsor!

Well done for having acquitted yourself so well in the Olympics. Everyone competing in London wanted a medal, but most importantly everyone wanted to do the best they could and to represent the various countries they are from as well as they could - you certainly did that!

I hope you enjoyed spending time here in England, it's pretty different to your home, but I hope we all made you feel welcome!