Florida speed skater Jennifer Rodriguez, nicknamed “Miami Ice” never expected to be back in the Olympics at thirty three. After her disappointing eighth place finish in the Turin games in 2006, she had hung up her skates. But two years later she returned to skating at the urging of her husband, KC Boutiette. She was ready to try for Olympic gold again.
But since 2008, Ms. Rodriguez has suffered a series of life tragedies that have threatened to keep her from the Olympics. The first blow was when Ms. Rodriguez and Boutiette divorced after six years of marriage. The divorce led to mounting financial problems, and when her mother died of breast cancer she almost considered quitting. But at the very end of 2008 she won a gold medal in the 1000 meter event at the World Cup in Japan. She was then ready to go on to the Vancouver Olympic Games, where she competed in the 1000 meter, 500 meter, 1500 meter and the Ladies Team Pursuit.
Divorce is never easy, and even though Jennifer Rodriguez did not win the Gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics, she has shown her fans that there is life after divorce. You can read more about Miami Ice’s trials and triumphs at Jennifer Rodriguez skates past sadness to Olympics.
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