Despite that Gladding
made a remarkable return to diving's highest board before booking her Olympic place for the first time - albeit after surviving an appeal from team-mate Tonia Couch - in the 10m platform at London.
hit her head on the 10-metre tower and plummeted unconscious into the water and had to be rescued from the bottom of the pool, with her husband and coach Steve Gladding
watching on in horror.
Her coach and husband Steve Gladding
dived in to drag her from the water - and medics quickly rushed to help her.
was back on diving's highest board less than six months before top-10 finishes at the World Cup and European Championships this year marked a stunning comeback.
says that if you think: "this will be the worst seven days of my life," it probably will be.
While many are struggling financially, it is heartwarming to focus on what we value more, which is human relationships and moments that don't have a monetary value," says Gladding
, who is the author of several books on family counseling.
also manufactures texitle braiding machines.
We sorely miss the delights of a trip to Gladdings
bakery shop, whether for the light and tasty bread (the crusty batches melted in your mouth), for a lunchtime snack (who could forget a home-cured ham or roast pork salad batch with egg and pickled beetroot in the salad) or for an afternoon treat of an iced lemon bun or a mouth-watering custard doughnut.
Couch was overlooked by a British Diving selection panel, headed by controversial performance director Alexei Evangulov, despite beating Gladding
into third at the British Gas Diving Championships - which doubled as the Olympic qualifiers - at the weekend.
Almost a year to the day since she suffered a horrific head injury at a meet in Russia, Gladding
finished sixth among the world's best in front of a vocal home support at the Olympic Aquatics Centre.
In addition to Christakos, several Gladding
employees were featured including Charles Bishop and Ed Rothwell, plant managers; and divisional vice presidents, Mike Radziwon and Mark Jenner.
, a licensed professional counselor with a specialty in family counseling and chair of the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University.
The plea agreement in the case against Lawrence Gladding
, 52, of 1237 Central St.
, who founded Gladding
's Bakeries and owned a chain of bread and confectionery shops in the city, died last Monday, aged 92.
, who was standing near the mobile home and who said it was his home that was on fire.