Athletes and their dads

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Erin Hamlin, first U.S. woman to win an Olympic luge medal

Photograph By Courtesy of Erin Hamlin

"My dad taught me to stay focused on my own goals and dreams and never get caught up in other people's drama. Always use a competition to make a statement, and pay close attention to the small details. Most important, he taught me his favorite phrase, 'My body is a temple,' to guilt me out of eating junk food!"