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Goodman has Olympics-sized goals

Updated: February 19, 2009, 6:43 PM ET
By Christopher Parish | ESPNRISE.com

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[+] EnlargeChalonda Goodman
ESPNRISEChalonda Goodman hopes to race at the Olympics in 2012.

One of Chalonda Goodman's biggest goals is to compete in the Olympics. The Newnan High (Ga.) senior track star is shooting for the 2012 Games in London, but first she's looking to cap her high school career with a few more state and national titles in 100-meter and 200-meter dashes. Goodman couldn't get enough of the 2008 Olympics last summer, and she tells us about her favorite moments from Summer Games.

1. Usain Bolt's 100m world record
"The way he moved just seemed so effortless."

2. Michael Phelps' eight gold medals
"He's so driven. It was something very hard to accomplish but he did it anyway."

3. Shawn Johnson
"She is so young. It impressed me a lot."

4. Dara Torres
"Her age! She was 41 but she was still dominating against people half her age."

5. The Jamaican sweep in the women's 100 meters
"There's talent in Jamaica, but you didn't think they were going to go 1-2-3!"

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