02
Sep
09

I Could Take Her


AshleyRomeroAt less than a year old, an injury left Ashley Romero paralyzed from the waist down; at age 5 she participated in her first arm-wrestling competition.

Today, the girl-next-door-cute 18-year-old is able to walk, although with a noticeable limp, but it is the arm-wrestling that is taking her places. She left on Saturday for Porto Viro, Italy for the 31st annual World Arm Wrestling Championships as a member of the US team.

As a high school freshman she won an arm-wrestling championship at the New Mexico state fair, leading her to Team USA and joining their team.

Since joining the big leagues, success hasn’t always been easy.

“This will be my second year to compete in the world championships,” Ashley said. “Last year I competed in Canada. I broke my left arm in the championship round of the 55-kilogram division (121 pounds). I was competing against this girl from Sweden. As the match went on I heard a loud pop. I just thought the referee hit the table. It was not until I saw my opponent gasp that I knew something was wrong.”

She tried lifting her arm but could instead only feel the bone in the upper arm move. OW!

At the championships last year she qualified as both a left-hander and a right-hander, but after the injury this year she’ll settle for just going out as a right-hander.

I’m not scared. Bring it on!

[QC Sun]


0 Responses to “I Could Take Her”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


Follow The Slanch Report

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 19 other followers

Sign Our Petition!

The Slanch Report has started an online petition asking the MLB Network to air the Dock Ellis no-hitter he threw on June 12, 1970 against the San Diego Padres. The moment was a seminal piece of baseball history and is certainly worthy of being rerun.

Please join us in this cause and sign the petition below so we can all share in this special and fantastic moment of baseball history. THANKS!
SIGN THE PETITION HERE! AND PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND PASS THIS ALONG!

September 2009
M T W T F S S
« Aug   Oct »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930  

Categories


%d bloggers like this: