“It’s really amazing to have the opportunity to represent a whole population of people in this sport,” Johnson said. “It’s really cool to be someone that other people who look like me can look up to, and put themselves in my position, and know that they can aspire to be in my position one day. All it takes is that first person to kind of break the mold.”
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Ashleigh Johnson making history as Olympic water polo goalie – Sun Sentinel
Ashleigh Johnson, the United States’ water polo goalie, will become the first black woman to compete on the Olympic team at the Rio Games.