Mia Hamm #9
Publisher Information and Website purpose
My name is Maggie Grimes and I am a sixth grader at Holman Middle School. In my English class we have learned about text structure research skills, paraphrasing, summarizing, and how to identify if a website is reliable or not. We have been doing research on famous people and then we made a website after we have edited the information into our own words.
About Mia Hamm
On March 17, 1972, in Selma, Alabama, U.S. American soccer player Mia Hamm was born. She is the first international star of the Women’s game. As a forward she was a star on the U.S national team that won the World Cup championship in 1991 and also in 1999 and during the Olympics they won gold medals in 1996 and 2004. She was admired for her skill, competitiveness and her goal scoring. In 2004 she retired with a record of 158 international goals. She was voted Women’s world player of the year twice.
Mia Hamm led the U.S. team against China to the legendary final game in 1999. The game was scoreless so the two teams battled in a penalty shoot-out. Hamm made one penalty shot and that set her teammate Brandi Chastain up to score another penalty shot that won the game. The U.S. national team took home their second World cup trophy. Mia Hamm announced that she would retire in 2004 after the Olympics in Athens. She scored 2 goals in the tournament and took the team to the finals where they played Brazil. They won the game 2-1 and Mia left the game with the gold. December of 2004, after 275 games and 158 goals Mia Hamm put away her cleats for good. Mia Hamm was voted into the U.S national soccer hall of fame in 2007 it was her first year of eligibility.
Cause and Effect
Becoming the Greatest Women Soccer Player
Hamm is the youngest player in history to win the world cup in 1991 at the age of 19. She won the gold 5 years later in the summer Olympics. She set another record for most international goals she held that record until June of 2013 when Abby Wambach beat it. She was voted Soccer USA’s Female Player of the year five years in a row.
Anwser key for the poll
4. Abby Wambach
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