She was going to try out for the Olympics. Then in February Quanesha injured her femur. ‘Eleven weeks of frustration, limitations from physicians, doubt from others, and not being able to train was a big challenge. My coach definitely didn’t think I would be able to compete at the US trials for a spot on the Olympic team.’ But she would not be held down by negativity. ‘Being an Olympian is a promise God made to me before the trials or injuries. I held on to that promise through the good and bad. Being an Olympian is great, but it could never be as fulfilling as the joy of knowing how my faith was tested beyond measure and I held on to God’s promise with all the trust I had, and He never left my side.’ On 30 June Quanesha qualified for the Olympics.
Christian Olympian’s faithWritten by David Fletcher 23 Jul 2021
- Praise: God for Quanesha’s faith, attitude, prayer and positivity, and for the way God fulfils His promises. (Jeremiah 29:11)
- More: www.tvliving.com/quanesha-burks-is-going-for-the-gold-at-the-2021-tokyo-olympics/