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September 24, 2009


Jennifer practices a jump pass during a drill with the national team.
Lucas J. Gilman

One Olympic Hopeful

When coaches invited Jennifer Farrell to try out for the women's U.S. national handball team, she had never even played the sport. But her experience as a college rugby player earned her a spot on the team and a ticket to some of her toughest challenges and greatest triumphs. But the team failed to qualify for the 2008 Olympics.

Jennifer talks with Dick about her love for the game - and her new hope that she may one day compete since Chicago made it into the running to host the 2016 games. Host cities get an automatic entry in all sports. 

  • Learn more about handball 
  • Meet the women's U.S. national handball team
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