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Stars Give Advice To Young Athletes

Women who've accomplished great things give advice to young girls hoping to follow in their footsteps.

In association with The Players Tribune and Yahoo Sports, a few well-known athletes sat down to give advice to young girls in the game.

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“Don’t be afraid to fail. Failure is a stepping stone to success. And give 100 percent, 100 percent of the time.” – Carli Lloyd, U.S. Women’s national soccer team.

“When god gives you that kind of passion about something, it’s best to go for it.” – Claressa
Shields, Boxer.

“Just have fun. See where the sport can take you, because it can possibly take you very far.”
– Simone Manuel, Olympic swimmer.

“Setting goals, going after them and achieving them is something that can be really powerful
and a lifelong lesson.” – Gwen Jorgenson, Marathon runner

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“You have your whole life to work and make money. If you have something you’re passionate about, you should be doing it.” – Monica Aksamit, Fencer

“Do not be afraid to be you. I hid who I was for a lot of years. I just came out last year and it wasn’t something I had accepted myself yet. I want young kids to know that who you are and who you love shouldn’t matter.” – Brooke Crain, BMX racer

Sage advice from women who have achieved a lot in sports.

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