She lasted tried to compete in the 1992 Summer Games in Barcelona, but just barely missed the weighin for her weight class but now Temecula resident and Judo Champion, Valerie Gotay is ready to compete in Beijing next week.
Any other Californians in the Olympics?
Being an athlete and training for the Olympics can be challenging enough.
Now, try doing it while juggling the tasks of training with those of being a mom.
Striking that balance between sport and motherhood is a reality for 17 American women competing at the 2008 Olympics.
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