Athletes Who Witnessed To Jesus & Mary In The Last Olympic Games

Athletes Who Witnessed To Jesus & Mary In The Last Olympic Games

We have put together some athletes who publicly witnessed to Jesus and Mary during the last Olympic games in Rio, Brazil. Below are the names of those we wrote about in this blog and a link to the blog posts. You can notify us of any athlete we have not included in this list please.

1. Katie Ledecky

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Katie Ledecky

In an interview last month with the Catholic Standard, swimmer Katie Ledecky revealed the Catholic Church has been incredibly influential in shaping her worldview, particularly as an Olympic champion. “The Hail Mary Is A Beautiful Prayer And I Find That It Calms Me” she said

2. Meseret Defar

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Meseret Defar

In thanksgiving to Our Lady of Perpetual Help for winning a gold medal in the women’s 5000m finals on Friday, Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar showed to the world the One whom she invokes.

3. Usain Bolt

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Usain Bolt

One gold medal Usain Bolt consistently wears is his gold “Miraculous Medal”. With 3 gold medals from the London Olympics in 2008, 3 gold medals from the Beijing Olympics in 2012, and another 3 gold medals from the recently concluded Rio Olympics,  world’s fastest man Usain Bolt a devout Catholic is know to always wear a miraculous medal.

4. Brianna Rollins

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Brianna Rollins

” I Want To Be Know As The Athlete Who Glorified God” – Brianna Rollins US Olympic Gold Medalist

When asked how she and her fellow athletes prepared for the race, she said “we formed a prayer circle this morning and we just let His presence come upon us.”

5. Neymar Jr

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Neymar Jr

Neymar Jr. Celebrated his Olympic football gold medal wearing a head banner with inscription “100% Jesus” and posted an image on his Facebook page writing “To You, all honor and glory.” What a way to glorify God for his achievement.

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