At the 1968 Mexico City games, Madeline Manning Mims broke Olympic records as the American women’s 800 meter Olympic champion!
A silver medalist in 1972, on the Olympic team in 1976 and 1980 . . .only the boycott of the Moscow Games kept her from participating in her fourth Olympiad!
This year Madeline Manning Mims, founder of the U.S. Council for Sports Chaplaincy, returned to the games of the thirty-first Olympiad—as a team USA chaplain.
. . .and in a “like mother/like daughter” scenario—helped train her daughter, Laura, for the Olympic long jump.
Mims struggled physically all her early life. But she says, “It made me strong spiritually, mentally and physically.” And reprising Joseph in Genesis 50:20, Mims said, “The Lord took what was meant for my evil, my sickness, and turned it around to something great.”
The Bible: Impacting the 2016 Olympic Games!