Summer Olympics 2012: Marlen Esparza

The Olympic hopefuls setting the bar for the London games.

Surf and Sports // Kara Lang // 06/21/12
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Marlen Esparza. Photo courtesy of Bryan Anderson/ Beauty In Art.
Marlen Esparza. Photo courtesy of Bryan Anderson/ Beauty In Art.

If you're having that twice-in-a-decade feeling, it's probably because the summer Olympics are once again upon us. Here, the rising stars—and downright one-woman constellations—of Team USA.

Name: Marlen Esparza
Sport: Flyweight boxing
Age: 22
Hometown: Houston, TX

People are talking:
Since she first took up boxing at 11, Esparza has maintained a near-perfect record—including six consecutive National Championships and a number one U.S. ranking.

The power of a positive attitude:
At the premier of "In Her Corner," the CNN documentary following her road to the Olympics, Esparza expounded on her success, saying, "Some girls are better than me. They just don't know it, so I win."

Keep an eye out for more of our favorite Olympic hopefuls all month, plus London-inspired DIYs, makeup tips and fashion editorials!



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Originally published in June/July 2012


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