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With family in tow, Flowers just fine without medal

Updated: February 22, 2006, 2:52 PM ET
By Lindsay Berra | ESPN The Magazine

CESANA, Italy -- Vonetta Flowers is convinced that God has a plan for everyone, but this time around in her second Olympics, her family surprised her with a plan of their own.

Prior to the Games, Vonetta and Johnny Flowers decided the event would just be too hectic for their three-year-old twin boys Jaden and Jorden, who have been traveling the World Cup circuit with their mom and dad since they were five months old. So they left them with their grandparents in Florida.

Then, ...

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