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Failing on the Biggest Stage: My Olympic Story

I left the track in shock, asking myself, “What did I do wrong? Is this really how the story ends?”

I had just competed in the qualifying rounds of the women's triple jump at the Tokyo Olympics. The auto-qualifying mark wasn’t one that I couldn’t have easily done any other year, yet on this day, I was far from it.

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Tori Franklin

Tori Franklin

American Record Holder in Women's Triple Jump. Public Speaker on Mental Health and Dream Chasing. First book, coming soon!

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