Dr. Boozman's Check-up

The 2016 Summer Olympics officially gets underway today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I’m cheering for Team USA and athletes from Arkansas as they go for the gold. Arkansas is well represented at the games with six athletes competing:

  • Kyle Clemons of Jonesboro in Track and Field 
  • Jeff Henderson of McAlmont in Track and Field
  • Isabella Isaksen of Fayetteville in the Pentathlon
  • Margaux Isaksen of Fayetteville in the Pentathlon   
  • Michael Tinsley of Little Rock in Track and Field 
  • Alexis Week of Cabot in Track and Field 

These talented Arkansans have proven their abilities on the athletic field. The commitment, dedication and hard work they put into training to become elite athletes and represent our country is inspiring. They serve as a reminder that perseverance and determination can make anything possible. I’m proud to celebrate these Arkansans as they compete against the best in the world and wish them luck at the Olympics. I know that the whole state will be cheering them on during their Olympic endeavors.