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Determination is an aerialist, former U.S. champion and ex-gymnast named Emily Cook, who grew up in suburban Boston and never let go of her dream to compete in the Olympics. The top US female aerialist leading up to the Salt Lake Games, Cook secured herself a spot on the Olympic team with a win at the 2001 Gold Cup. But two weeks before Opening Ceremonies, Emily crashed during a training jump in Lake Placid and caused serious damage to both feet, sidelining her for three World Cup seasons while she underwent several surgeries and rehabilitation. She began training again in the summer of 2004, made the World Championship Team in the winter of 2005, and finally reached her Olympic dream in 2006 in Italy. And, Cook says, she's not done yet.