Medal Quest Jessica Long: 'To be the best, you make sacrifices.'
As a child, Jessica Long was first in the pool, last out. Result: 7 gold medals, so far. Details
Program: Medal Quest
Episode: Jessica Long: 'To be the best, you make sacrifices.'
Swimmer Jessica Long won 3 gold medals at the Athens Paralympics at age 12. Then she won 4 gold medals, a silver and a bronze in Beijing at age 16, setting 3 new world records – and she still felt she’d failed. In this frank video, Long explains the pressures she felt as a teenager, and how she had to fall in love with swimming again.
Premiere Date: 08/09/2012
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
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