I have a lot of admiration for his parents. They must've had to hear a lot of detractors accusing them of pushing their son for their personal glory. All of us with exceptionally gifted children know that these children can't be pushed, rather they push themselves so hard we often have to tell them to please slow down. It's really hard for people who are not exceptionally gifted or have such children to know what it's like to raise such children.

As I've always said, if I had a choice, I would choose having a child who excels in sports over one who excels academically, my life would be sooo much easier! Ours is a society that looks at you with admiration if you have a child who goes to the Olympics or NBA, but a child heading for a top 10 school will get you nothing but jealousy induced scorn.