Letters to the Editor

Going for the gold

I take issue with Heidi Stevens’ Aug. 19 column, “With thighs like these, Final Five athletes are anything but America’s sweethearts” They are America’s Sweethearts, males and females. By Stevens’ own definition, “It’s an all-ages object-of-affection term.”

I do feel affection and admiration and I’m proud they represent the United States. If only I had such thighs and muscles and calloused hands, this 93-year-old admirer would be right out there competing with the best of them.

Suppose it’s too late?

Lillian Marvel, Cutler Bay