“Let’s Face It, We’re All Crying!”: Eldest of Four Siblings, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Daughter Deeply Touched by a Heartfelt Family Moment at Special Olympics

Published 06/25/2023, 5:45 AM EDT

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The first edition of Special Olympics started with an aim to focus on ability rather than disability. Chicago’s Soldier Field played host to the event. Intellectually disabled young people participated in the competition, starting a new phase in the history of sports. Maria Shriver’s mother Eunice Kennedy Shriver is the founder of the Special Olympics organization and actively contributed to the movement.

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The children of Eunice Shriver are continuing her legacy. Timothy Shriver is the chairman of the organization and along with his sister, Maria Shriver was seen participating in the inauguration ceremony of this year’s version of the Special Olympics. As the sports festival is reaching its culmination, Katherine Schwarzenegger shared a heartwarming scene from the event.

Katherine Schwarzenegger shared a touching post from Special Olympics

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The ongoing special competitions in Berlin celebrate the disabled champions. But a post shared by the organization’s official Instagram handle reflects the emotions attached to it. A clip from the swimming event at the sports festival shows the family of an athlete, Nicole Pietschmann, shedding tears of joy as they witness the successful stride of the swimmer.

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A girl and a woman were seen becoming emotional watching their dear one acing the race at the competition. Though initially seen filming the race event, the woman in black soon jumped with joy as the swimmer reached his goal. The event well depicts how the years of struggle were seen transforming into moments of joy and happiness. “I’m not crying, you’re crying. Oh, let’s face it, we’re all crying!” the page captioned the post.

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The eldest daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Katherine Schwarzenegger, was also moved by the heart-touching post and commented, “This is amazing. She later posted the clip on her Instagram stories and wrote, “This is so beautiful! Big family love and support as they watch dreams come true what @specialolympics is all about.” Not just children, but the grandchildren of Eunice Kennedy Shriver are actively promoting the special cause.

The involvement of the family of Arnold Schwarzenegger with the Special Olympics

The Terminator actor with ex-wife Maria Shriver contributed to the legacy of the Special Olympics by generating funds and being vocal about the equal rights of intellectually disabled athletes in sports.

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Katherine Schwarzenegger actively promotes the event. She wrote, “I am also supporting the Special Olympics, a cause that means so much to my family.” Her husband Chris Pratt joined hands with Nicholas Leroy, an Equestrian Jumping athlete, to promote the noble cause last year.

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The clip of a family celebrating the victory of a disabled athlete would be the sweetest yet proud clip on the internet. Hope the Special Olympics event witnesses many more such moments in the future.

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Etha Bindu Rani

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Etha Bindu Rani is an American sportswriter at EssentiallySports. Being a fitness enthusiast, she considers Ronnie Coleman and Chris Bumstead as her inspirations. Apart from that, Etha is passionate about writing.
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