Javelin Lesson With Special Olympics Athlete Destiny Gerrity - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Javelin Lesson With Special Olympics Athlete Destiny Gerrity

Posted: Updated:
West Milford, New Jersey (My9NJ) -

13 year-old Destiny Gerrity’s philosophy on throwing the javelin is pretty simple.

“I just grip it and rip it,” she said. It’s part of a deeper philosophy she applies and not just to track and field.

“Practice. You try your best. And if you be the best you can be, you can go far with life,” she continued.

For the Gerritys, athletics is a family affair. She is training with her sisters and brother for whom she’s a role model and a pretty good teacher. Destiny will run the 400 and 800 meters in addition to throwing the javelin at this year’s Special Olympic Games. Gerrity shared what it feels like to be a winner.

“It feels great. It feels like you’ve been honored with something. It makes you happy because people are cheering you on and it’s a great feeling to win something like gold, gold, gold,” she said.

Gerrity knows that all eyes are on her during the Special Olympic competitions. Family and friends are counting on her as she squares off with athletes from across the country.

“They need to know that I try my best every day and let me be the best I can be and put a smile on peoples’ faces,” she said.

Keep an eye out for Destiny and New Jersey’s other incredible athletes at this year’s Special Olympic Games. Good luck, guys!


  • Chasing New JerseyMore>>

  • New Jersey’s Clean Water Attracting Sharks, Whales & Dolphins

    New Jersey’s Clean Water Attracting Sharks, Whales & Dolphins

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:08:33 GMT
    It may be Shark Week on television, but the Garden State has had its fair share of shark sightings this summer as well! Experts say that the presence of sharks, whales and dolphins along the Jersey Shore is actually good news for the state! This means that our waters are clean! In fact, New Jersey ranks third for cleanest water out of 30 states that were surveyed by the National Resource Defense Council.
    It may be Shark Week on television, but the Garden State has had its fair share of shark sightings this summer as well! Experts say that the presence of sharks, whales and dolphins along the Jersey Shore is actually good news for the state! This means that our waters are clean! In fact, New Jersey ranks third for cleanest water out of 30 states that were surveyed by the National Resource Defense Council.
  • Fire Director Gets Off With $206 Fine For Hitting 3 Kids With Car

    Fire Director Gets Off With $206 Fine For Hitting 3 Kids With Car

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:53:43 GMT
    New Brunswick Fire Director Robert Rawls pleaded guilty yesterday to reckless driving after running over and injuring three under-age kids back in May. One kid broke her leg, another suffered a fractured hip and the third walked away with minor injuries. The fire director walked away with a minor fine of just $206. Jocelyn Pelaez was the victim who broke her leg and had to get screws and tubes put in in order to walk again. 
    New Brunswick Fire Director Robert Rawls pleaded guilty yesterday to reckless driving after running over and injuring three under-age kids back in May. One kid broke her leg, another suffered a fractured hip and the third walked away with minor injuries. The fire director walked away with a minor fine of just $206. Jocelyn Pelaez was the victim who broke her leg and had to get screws and tubes put in in order to walk again. 
  • Washington Redskins’ Name-Change Debate Hits Home

    Washington Redskins’ Name-Change Debate Hits Home

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:55:32 GMT
    The debate over whether or not to change the NFL Washington Redskins' name rages on. Some believe its offensive and politically incorrect to refer to Native Americans as “redskins”. Well, now this controversy has become local news in New Jersey and New York after legendary New York Giants quarterback and current announcer Phil Simms said he's going to try to avoid offending people during broadcasts this year and will not use the Redskins name while calling games.
    The debate over whether or not to change the NFL Washington Redskins' name rages on. Some believe its offensive and politically incorrect to refer to Native Americans as “redskins”. Well, now this controversy has become local news in New Jersey and New York after legendary New York Giants quarterback and current announcer Phil Simms said he's going to try to avoid offending people during broadcasts this year and will not use the Redskins name while calling games.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices