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Father, thank You for blessing athletes who love You, and for giving them courage to give glory to You publicly. Continue to pour out Your blessings on them! Amen.

An American athlete has thanked God after securing a medal in the 2020 Summer Olympics, making her the latest participant to acknowledge the importance of faith…

American hurdler Kendra “Keni” Harrison won a silver medal for Team USA in the 100-meter hurdles Monday at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. In an interview with NBC following the event, Harrison proclaimed that “all the glory goes to God just to have this opportunity.”

As noted in a separate NBC interview conducted before winning the silver medal, “Five years ago, Keni walked into the Olympic trials the hands-down favorite.” However, she finished in sixth place, preventing her from competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Two weeks after the 2016 Olympic trials, Harrison broke the world record for hurdling. Harrison’s pinned tweet shows a video of her breaking the world record in 2016, accompanied by the caption, “I am a walking testimony of how incredible God truly is.”…

“I learn from my mistakes,” she told NBC, according to Christian Headlines. “For this to be my first Olympics and to come here on this world stage, and represent my country to the best of my ability — all the glory goes to God just to have this opportunity. … Just to get a silver medal at this stage, it’s amazing.”

Monday’s post-victory interview was not the first time Harrison put her faith on display. Her Twitter biography features the phrase “I love Jesus.”…

Harrison, who was born two months premature and adopted as a baby, also thanked her family of 10 siblings for their support.

“To be adopted, and to be raised in such a big family, and for my siblings to see the journey I’ve been doing — I hope I made them proud,” Harrison said…

With less than a week remaining in the 2020 Tokyo Games, the U.S. currently leads in the medal count..

Does it encourage you when athletes share their faith publicly? Feel free to comment below!

(Excerpted from Christian Post. Article by Ryan Foley. Photo Credit: Alex Smith/Unsplash).

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Susan
August 7, 2021

PRAISE GOD for these precious GOD and America honoring athletes.

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Herb s Johnston
August 6, 2021

it is so encouraging to hear,.. and it is desperately needed in all areas of our American culture and life in this world!!!

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Darlene Estlow
August 6, 2021

Thank you for these athletes who give you praise. May they grow strong in you and be a blessing to many.

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Susan CC
August 6, 2021

I love this… “Having my faith has enabled me to get up so many times when I’ve fallen in the sport.” This faith/trust is what we as Christians RELY on.

Thank you Father for Your power and strength in our lives and for these athletes who praise You above all. Thank You for enabling faith in the lives of countless. Unite us as one and raise us up to move purposely. All things are from You, through You and to You! Yes, to You is the praise and glory, wisdom and thanks, honor and power and strength, forever! Thank You Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

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