In this week’s Instagram live, Christian interviewed Grant Holloway and Shaunae Miller-Uibo. Grant is a former collegiate track and field athlete. He runs the 110M hurdles and won several NCAA championships. He will attend the Olympics this summer. Shaunae is a 200M and 400M sprinter from the Bahamas. She won the gold in the 400M at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. She also plans to attend the Olympics this year.
Being a young athlete, Grant was able to give insights about his faith and how it has impacted the start of his career. He explained that at the end of the day, his faith is all that he has and that any success he has in the future is not guaranteed.
He continues by saying “You got to let go and let God do whatever He needs to do.” He also explained how it is his faith that helps to keep him humble as he goes to the Olympics. He also talked about having to wait to have his moment to show his talent.
He said “At the end of the day, I had to wait a moment for my moment.” After trying out for several teams, he finally made a team. He explained how not making teams prior helped him to become a better athlete.
While talking to Christian about her faith, Shaunae explained how it has affected her athletic career. She said “I’ve become this athlete that lets go of everything and just lets it in God’s hands, and just trust him 100 percent.”
At the beginning of her conversation she said she was able to learn that her identity was more than being an Olympic athlete. She continues by saying that she is a daughter of God and that is where her identity is.
She explained how after all the work she puts into training; she trusts that God will help her to compete. Going into detail about her warm up, she says how Christian music helps to settle nerves before a race. This year, the song she has chosen to listen to during her warmup is gracefully broken by Tasha Cobbs.
Both athletes showed how their faith in Christ, along with their experiences have helped them to get to where they are today. We are excited to see what their futures hold.
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