Wheat Ridge's Olympic heptathlon player talks about her 'guardian angel'

Annie Kunz (Screenshot from: Annie Kunz Instagram account @annie_kunz7)

Annie Kunz is one of the country's Olympiads that fly to Japan to join this year's Olympics. 

In a report from Fox 31, Kunz was revealed as Wheat Ridge, Colorado's very own heptathlon player. 

As she joins the international sports contest, Kunz also opens up about her so-called "guardian angel." She said that person was her inspiration behind the Bible Scripture tattooed on her wrist. 

'Guardian angel'

According to the report, it is impossible to miss how Kunz would often put up her hands in the air and show off the Bible verse written on her wrist, especially during the Olympics Trial. 

Her tattoo reads, "Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

Kunz said her late Aunt Robbie, whom she considers her "guardian angel," lived by the said Bible verse. 

Unfortunately, Kunz's "favorite person" passed away last year, right after Christmas, according to her. 

She said her aunt experienced lots of loss and struggle in her life. She also recalled asking her Aunt Robbie how she got through such challenges. 

Her aunt revealed that she would recite the specific verse as she wakes up every morning.

Kunz shared that she also has other memorabilia to keep her Aunt Robbie's memory alive. 

In her interview, she said she brought a ring that belonged to her Aunt Robbie before she died. It has her initials, and the said Bible verse. 

"We had thought they had lost the ring, but after the Olympic trials, they found it and gave it to me," she added. 

Kunz' success in Olympics Trials

The 28-year-old Olympiad placed first in the heptathlon Olympics Trials, which gives her a sure ticket to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

She said that securing a spot in the Olympic Games felt surreal as she only dreamed about that moment growing up. 

According to the report, Kunz served as a dual athlete for Aggies. She was also a forward on the final four Lady Aggie soccer team and a member of the track and field team at the same time.

For the past five years, the lady athlete has reportedly dedicated her time, energy, and effort to training in one of the most challenging tracks and field events. 

She has been practicing to be a part of the Olympic team to win the Olympic Trials. 

Kunz, who will be competing in the Olympics Game for the first time, will have her shot on the heptathlon on August 4 and 5 in Tokyo, Japan. 

Wheat Ridge pride

Aside from Kunz, another Wheat Ridge resident is also making history in Tokyo Olympics as he represents Team USA at the Olympics artistic gymnastic sport.

The 25-year-old gymnast Yul Moldauer came to Colorado when his parents adopted him after being born prematurely by her chemically-dependent mother. 

Growing up, Yul's parents enrolled him at 5280 Gym to learn gymnastics, and that's where he found his calling and passion for the sport. 

As reported, it has been 13 years since the US last got a men's medal for gymnastics. 

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