Pipa Sandler has won a gold medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay, a medal she was just 13 years old when she won in Rio.
Sandler, who was born and raised in the tiny town of Pernambuco in the province of Borneo, also won the 1,500 meters.
“I’ve always been so grateful for all of the support and love from the community and all the friends,” Sandler told CBC News.
“They’ve been my heroes for so long, and to be able to do that for the community is really something special.”
Pipa Sandling’s father, Tim, was a teacher in Pernabuco when she was a child.
“She was always the most popular kid,” Tim Sandler said.
“She was the most talented.
She was always making the team, and we were all proud of her.””
We were like the team of the future,” Pipa’s mother, Maria Sandler Sandler , told CBC.
“We knew she was going to be the champion, so we went with her.”
The Pernaboros have won five Olympic gold medals in Rio, and Pippa has been the country’s leading scorer in four of them.
Sandler was the youngest Olympian to win gold in the 200 meters and 200-meter medley events.
She won the 100 meters and the 400 meters in 2012, and was a finalist for the 200- and 4×400-meter relay events in 2014.
In 2014, Sandler became the youngest woman to win a medal in swimming, becoming the first African American woman to do so in four years.
“It’s a really special medal that you just can’t get anywhere else,” Tim said.
Pipas mother, who is also a member of the Pernabe, said that the family’s love for the sport, the support it provides and the opportunity to be involved in the community have been a big part of Pipas life.
“The fact that we have a connection with our sport, that we’re all in the same boat together, that’s something I really appreciate,” Pipas mother Maria Sandlin Sandler-Sandler said, referring to the importance of her daughter being involved in her community.
“We’re all doing the same thing, we’re just trying to do it in a better way.
A medal in Rio is the culmination of more than a decade of preparation, and it’s been a lifelong dream of Pipas.””
So, Pipas motivation comes from her love for her sport and her love of the sport.”
A medal in Rio is the culmination of more than a decade of preparation, and it’s been a lifelong dream of Pipas.
“For me, this was always a dream, so it’s just the right thing to do,” Pipalas father Tim said, adding that Pipas first thought of winning a medal was when she saw her daughter competing in the 1-mile freestyle in the 2014 Rio Olympics.
“Pip said to her, ‘I want to win in the freestyle, but I want to be in the Olympic Trials.
I want my name to be on the Olympic medals,'” Tim said of his daughter’s thoughts.”
That was her motivation.
She said, ‘You know, I want this medal to go to the next generation.
I have to make sure that I get it.'”