-- Usain Bolt on winning the 100 meters in 9.63 seconds, a new Olympic record. - Jon Krawczynski -- Twitter http://www.twitter.com/APKrawczynski --- STRIKE A POSE Winning an Olympic gold medal takes 9.63 seconds. Telling the world's media how you did it and explaining how you feel takes a whole lot longer. Usain Bolt still had a line of trackside television cameras and radio microphones to please one hour after his 100-meter winning run. Most want the now two-time 100-meter champion to strike his signature lightning bolt pose one more time.
My schedule consisted of waking up early every day and taking a 1.5 mile run, followed by taking 500 jump shots, a similar exercise Kobe performed during his high school career. Conquering the fear of failure became an imaginary bond between Kobe and I. I knew that working hard all summer honed my physical and mental edge on the court. When tryouts came around, the odds were against me, as the team roster had been established, but I did my best Kobe impersonation and played harder than anyone else on the court. I made the team because just like Kobe, I wasn’t going to fail. This experience taught me to have fortitude, and to always strive for my dreams.
Neil Leifer and the Impact of Sports Photography It is known throughout photography, that it is tough to capture pictures in motion, Neil Leifer proved to be a master of this through his photography, and is arguably the best sports photographer of all time. Leifer used his photographs to display a couple of reoccurring themes over his years in sports photography. First, Leifer used his photography to display the strong bonds and friendships that are made on the field during sports. Leifer does a great job of expressing the closest relationships that are born from people helping each other. In contrast to that, it is also common to see people fighting people, in more of a dog-eat-dog depiction of the world’s citizens.
Their starting line up consists of two seniors, two juniors, and one sophomore, all who were part of the championship team last year. This experienced combination of players will be a lethal hit to any team that is in their way. Russ Smith is the driving force that propels this team. He has all the skills it takes to keep the team together and has helped amass such a great run at the end of their season, with a 42-point outbreak against Houston two weeks earlier. The Louisville Cardinals are not going down this year; they will fly all the way to the top.
“Tough.” Whenever I hear this word my mind wonders to the sport that showed me it. Many people see wrestling as just a sport, but I have found it to be much more than that. Wrestling has helped me in many aspects of my life. It has taught me to discipline myself, how to work hard, and to keep myself physically fit and healthy. At wrestling practice we practice technique for an hour and a half and then condition for the last half hour.
Phar Lap was an amazing horse that came from nothing to becoming a hero, when hope was all but dead. Phar Lap was born in New Zealand but he was trained, raised and raced in Australia. Phar Lap dominated Australian racing during the Great Depression, when many families became homeless due to the economy. Phar Lap had won a Melbourne Cup, two Cox Plates and 19 other weight for age races. He then won the Agua Caliente Handicap in Tijuana, Mexico in track-record time in his final race.
* He has won eleven World Championship gold medals, the second-highest number of any swimmer, worldwide. * Ian was the first person to have been named Swimming World Swimmer of the Year four times and was the Australian swimmer of the year from 1999 to 2003. 2. As a spectator, why do you admire this athlete? I admire Ian Thorpe because of his achievements.
He has played on the Cameroon national team since he started his professional career. He has scored a career total of 217 goals. He is a great player, but Pele has him beat by more than 1,000 goals. (10 Best African Soccer Players of All Time) Soccer has been around long enough to have a “history”. Soccer was invented in China in 1004 A.D. During the Han Dynasty, there is evidence that the children dribbled leather balls with their feet in the streets.
A: SPORT AS A UNIFIER 1) Yes, when a nation supports their sports teams or individual athletes it brings them a sense of national pride. When the whole nation is focused on winning the sporting event it brings racial and cultural groups, families, friends and strangers together. 2.1) Image 2 – At Ellis Park Stadium on 24 June 1995 Rugby world cup final, South Africa won and Francois Pienaar shook Nelson Mandela’s hand. Image 3 – 2010 Soccer world cup hosted by South Africa (Bafana-Bafana) Image 4 – July 29, 2012 London Olympics, Cameron Van Der Burgh won the first gold medal for South Africa in the 100 meter breaststroke swimming event and broke both the world and Olympic record. 2.2) Image 2 – This was the first rugby world cup for post
“In the Olympic Oath, I ask for only one thing: sporting loyalty.” This quote is taken from the man who is primarily responsible for the revival of the Olympics, Baron Pierre De Coubertin. At the age of 29 as a French educator, Pierre de Coubertin had a desire to promote better international understanding through love of athletics. 114 years later, his desire being accomplished, is now taking place in Vancouver, Canada— better known as 2010 Olympic Games. Everywhere you are right now, you either hear or see something about the Olympics or Olympic related. Our country is well represented with many talented Americans playing for us at the Olympic Games going on right now.