by Lauren Santo Domingo ’15
As she wipes her hair out of her eyes, Athenian student Annalise Stevenson, representing the United States, prepares for her final spar against her Venezuelan opponent. The two competitors take their stances, looking deep into each other’s eyes, trying to find any possible weakness. It’s overtime, and the stakes couldn’t be higher. Stevenson tunes out the roars and screams of the crowd as she zeros in on the only person left who stands in her way of receiving her bronze medal.