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Emily Miller is nine years old and attends Forest Park Community School, where she is in Grade 4.

“Math is my favourite subject in school,” she says. “It is a lot of brain work and I like using my brain. Ms. Lee is my teacher. She is nice and she is very kind.”

Emily is also a gymnast, and she loves it.

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Nine-year-old Emily Miller does gymnastics at the Keystone Kips club and harbours dreams of one day competing at the Olympic Games.

“I have been in gymnastics for five years. My favourite part of being in gymnastics is tumbling. It’s fun to fly in the air when you tumble. You have to run and use your body and that is what I like doing,” she says. “When I am doing gymnastics, it makes me feel good and confident.”

Emily’s club is Keystone Kips Gymnastics, which is in West St. Paul.

“My coach in gymnastics is Madi. She tells us what to do and tells us how to do things correctly. She does a great job,” Emily says. “We do a lot of conditioning, too. I really enjoy that part. It is lots of moving around and it really gets your heart moving.

Emily lives in north Winnipeg with her dad Scott, mom Jennifer, and her older brother Ty who is 12.

“Ty is a funny person. He is serious sometimes, but mostly he is funny,” she says.

“I love my mom and dad a lot because they help me and keep me safe. They give me good food and they mostly let me do what I want,” she says. “I love them, too, because they let me follow my dreams.”

Emily’s dream for when she gets older is to one day compete in the Olympics as a gymnast.

“I need to work hard and get stronger to achieve my dream,” she says.

Emily says Winnipeg soccer star Desiree Scott has been an influence on her Olympic dream. Scott has won two bronze and a gold medal playing soccer for Canada at the Olympics.

“She is a brave and confident person,” Emily says. “She tries her hardest and she is really good. She tells people that if you are brave and you try your hardest that you can do stuff.”

Emily is very polite and well-spoken, and has a fantastic future in front of her. She offers this advice to other athletes:

“Try your best. If you have a dream and work hard, one day you will get to your dream.”

Troy Westwood

Troy Westwood
Westwood's Sports Heroes

Former Winnipeg Blue Bombers kicker Troy Westwood writes about Winnipeg’s unsung sports heroes every other week in the Canstar Community News weeklies.

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