From the chronicles of "Never underestimate a girl" comes this gem. Can you say "Well done, sister friends?"
I am a HUGE proponent of teaching kids how to protect themselves. Not be vigilantes. Not go crazy on a hooded robber in the local bank. But, to know, should someone attack them, how to defend themselves enough to get away or, at the very least, kick someone in the tenders and render them a soprano.
And, while I applaud what these girls did, I am also realistic that this could have gone the exact opposite way. This creep could have been carrying a gun and turned on either of these young women with tragic results. Thank God that wasn't the case.
I can tell you that this story, should Olympics be in their future, will be retold countless times. Every interviewer will, inevitably, ask for details hoping to get some new tidbit.
And these girls will become synonymous with "girl power", much like Dan Jansen has become synonymous with triumph in the midst of grief. This story could become the thing that propels other girls to believe they can do whatever they set their mind to.
And, coupled with Justin Bieber's genius "Never say never"? Look out world--here come the girls.....