Tiger Woods is The Greatest Golfer of All Time. On December 30, 1975 in In Cypress California Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods was born. Tigers’ father nick named ‘Tiger’ because someone he served in Vietnam with, was going to name his son Tiger, when he passed away, Tigers’ father wanted to name him after him. At the age of 2 Tiger appeared on the Michael Douglas show. At the age of 12 he broke par on the course in regulation.
Phong’s nickname was "Tiger" because of his bravery. Earl Woods was an African American, while Kultida was a native of Thailand; these two different ethnic backgrounds shaped Tiger into the activist for equal rights that he is today. Tiger’s father had a passion for golf and decided to get his only child involved in the sport he loved. At the age of three Tiger received his first set of clubs from Earl and started playing golf on a regular basis. He grew up playing golf just on the weekends, because the priority in his life was still school.
Biography Jesse Owens, the son of a sharecropper and grandson of a slave, achieved what no Olympian before him had accomplished. His stunning achievement of four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin has made him the best remembered athlete in Olympic history. The seventh child of Henry and Emma Alexander Owens was named James Cleveland when he was born in Alabama on September 12, 1913. "J.C.", as he was called, was nine when the family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where his new schoolteacher gave him the name that was to become known around the world. The teacher was told "J.C." when she asked his name to enter in her roll book, but she thought he said "Jesse".
These three themes are seen in Leifer’s sports photography, and even though it may be portrayed through something as simple as sports and athletics, there is a bigger meaning. Leifer’s art makes a strong statement about who our civilization is. Neil Leifer has used his sports photography to represent the positive and negative relationships amongst the people of the modern United States society. Neil Leifer is a famous professional photographer, and arguably the greatest sports photographer of all time. He was born on December 28th, 1942, and still continues his sports work to this very day.
Whether by chance or by fate, this policeman, Joe Martin, turned out to be a youth boxing trainer and he took young Clay under his wing. Over the next six years, Clay would win six Kentucky Golden Gloves championships, two national Golden Gloves titles, and two AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) crowns. Joe Martin himself once said “He was a kid willing to make any sacrifice to achieve something worthwhile in sports. It was impossible to discourage him”. Ali’s work ethic and determination is something that I truly admire and value.
Adrian Peterson also was nominated for the Heisman Trophy. The trophy presented to the best college football player of the year. Adrian finished second in the voting, the highest ever by a freshman. Adrian finished out the rest of his college career as one of the premier running backs although missing many games due to various injuries. Chris Johnson had a much quieter but still
Promoting sports during his early childhood proved to bring out the best of Michael Jordan’s talent, and his family showed dedication in stimulating this area in him. Jordan was born in Brooklyn, NY, in February 17, 1963, the fourth son of Deloris and James Jordan (Michael Jordan). At the age of seven, he moved with his family to Wilmington, North Carolina. There, at age twelve, he entered Dixie Youth Baseball. Two years later, he enrolled in the D.C.Virgo Junior High School, where he played the three sports that he still loves today: basketball, baseball, and American football.
He receives tutoring on a regular basis and eventually becomes able to play football after much hard work and determination. Michael is a star player on the field and Leigh Ann is very determined to get him the NCAA Division I scholarship, but he needs a 2.5 GPA in order to receive it. Michael gets help from tutors and teachers and achieves the GPA he needs. Michael goes on to attend Ole Miss on a scholarship and is later drafted to the Baltimore Ravens. I really enjoyed watching this incredible story of one man's road to success.
Surroundings As long as I can remember I wanted to be a star athlete, you see my dad played football from pee-wee to collage. This inevitably led me to make the biggest mistake of my life, and with that kind of surrounding being an athlete was highly recommended in my house. When I was three it was baseball, when I was seven it was soccer. In the third grade football was my passion, and it carried with me throughout my first two years of high school. When I was in the middle of my eighth grade year one of the coaches came up to me in P.e and suggested that I try out for the high school football team, he said I had the highest vertical and fastest thirty yard sprint.
He was popular as a child growing up Oscar kept a great attitude about his situation. He didn’t act like he was handicapped, he never complained about his situation. Little did he know that he would be famous because of his condition. Hugh Herr, director of the biomechanics, says that Pistrorius hips are like a huge engine and they allow him to reposition his limbs quicker and complete the 400m run in 45.07 seconds. Oscars emotions were hit hard when his mother passed away when he was fifteen years old.