Why She’s Amazing
Greta Jarka doesn’t want to be a princess. She wants to be more.
Greta showed a love for gymnastics beginning at the age of two and caught a coach’s eye. She started competing (even internationally!) at the age of eight. Greta trains for hours daily and travels often to competitions with one goal – competing in the Olympics.
We had a chance to ask Greta a few questions. Something tells us that this amazing girl is on her way!
“I would like to be a gymnast in the Olympics because I really like competing and working hard to
achieve my goals and new skills.” – Greta Jarka
Q & A
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up and why?
A: I would like to be a gymnast in the Olympics because I really like competing and working hard to
achieve my goals and learn new skills.
Q: What do people say when you tell them that?
A: People are very encouraging and tell me that they can’t wait to see me in the Olympics.
Q: Do people ever call you “princess” and, if so, how does that make you feel?
A: Yes, my older brother teases me about how I want everything and says that I’m
a diva and a princess. I don’t really care, because I know that he’s just joking
around with me. If he was serious, it would bother me because I don’t think I
act like a diva or a princess. I work very hard at everything I do.
Q: How did you become interested in competitive gymnastics?
A: I started gymnastics when I was two and started competing when I was eight. My recreational
teacher asked me to try out and I made the team.
Q: Do your family and friends support your interest in both of these areas?
A: Yes, my friends ask me how I do at my meets and they were excited for me when I went
an international competition in Tampa, FL. My family spends a lot of time taking me to practice and making sure that they come to all of my meets.
Q: Did you ever think you’d be called an “amazing girl” for choosing to do this?
A: Yes, because my family is very supportive of me and say stuff like this to me.
And, just because I’m awesome.
Q: What three words would you like people to use to describe you?
A: Strong, kind, funny.
Q: What do you want people to know about you outside of your gymnastics
A: I want them to know that I enjoy watching and playing football with my family. I am a Bears fan, but my mom keeps trying to make me like the Packers. I also play basketball on my school team. I like to watch hockey and I am a big Chicago Blackhawks fan.
Q: If you could have ice cream with one person, whom would it be?
A: I don’t think I could pick just one person. I would probably pick Simone Biles or Taylor Swift.
Q: What advice would you give to a girl who wants to be just like you?
A: I would tell her to work hard at what she does and to focus on school as well as her sport or hobby.
Bonus Question: What question would you ask the next Amazing Girl we interview?
A: What is your favorite animal and why?
- Her favorite app is YouTube.
- Greta’s favorite Halloween candy is Twix.
- Her favorite song is any Taylor Swift song.
- Greta’s favorite sports team is the Chicago Bears.
- Her favorite subjects in school are math and reading.