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.

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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?

Fun Facts:

  • 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.