Jesse Owens states, “In the end, it’s [it is] extra effort that separates a winner from second place. But winning takes a lot more than that too. It starts with complete command of the fundamentals. Then it takes desire, determination, discipline, and self-sacrifice. And finally, it takes a great deal of love, fairness and respect for your fellow man. Pull all these together, and even if you don’t [do not] win, how can you lose?” Michael Phelps is a determined Olympic swimmer who never gives up. On March 25, 2014 Phelps spoke for the people of speakers.com about sacrifices. Phelps was able to prove to the audience that sacrifice is for the greater good through body language, vocal variety, and the impact he made on the audience.
As I mentioned before swimmers aren’t based on their ability to master the techniques but also in the values they posses. The values they posses are respect, honesty, fairness and courage. I had to learn and use those values everyday I went to swimming practice. There’s one thing that I needed to have to become part of the discourse community, which was being passionate about swimming and not giving up. At the beginning it was really hard for me not to give up when I was exhausted, but after becoming more passionate for swimming I never gave up. There were moments when I thought of giving up, but I knew that if I really wanted to call my self a swimmer I shouldn’t give up and I didn’t. For example, once I was in a Swimming Festival in my High School where I competed the four different strokes. I always finished second in the 50-meter freestyle race, but that day I decided I would end up first place. The race started and I jumped into the water and started pacing my self so that I would finish strong. In the first 25-meters we were all tied up and I was starting to feel tired. But I knew I couldn’t give up, so I took a deep breath and pushed harder. I pushed harder and was able to win the first place. After this race, I realized that even though I felt like giving up, something inside me was telling me to push harder and that thought led me to success. I was able to
Continuing his winning streak, he went and won fifty-two National Championship titles and broke over fifty records in swimming. He continued winning all the way to the Olympic Trials for Paris 1924 and swept past his rivals. He was on his way to the Olympics where he won 3 gold medals in the 100 and 400 free and in the 4x200 freestyle relay. He also took home a bronze alongside the mens' water polo team. He was an astounding athlete and all of his rivals feared
When he was invited to “family week” Michael’s dad, Fred Phelps immediately decided to come, which shocked Michael who didn’t expect him to show up. (Citing) Both Fred and Michael were scared for how things would go, but after having a long honest talk with each other they made up and resolved all the problems between them. Along with getting his father back Phelps decided to start training for Rio. Three months after rehab he proposed to his girlfriend Nicole and later had his son Boomer Phelps on May 5th, 2016. (Citing) By then Phelps knew he had his life back. Phelps’ return was when he went to the last Olympic meet of his career in the 2016 Rio Games. There he won 5 golds and a silver, and that is also where he decided to announce the end of his career. He says “This is what I came back for” and now he is ready to move on in his life (Citing Mp retires). Michael’s treasure is the success of his career and how he was able to come back and “do things I wanted to accomplish” and also all the things he learned on his journey. Now that he is retired, Michael spends time at home with his wife and son and looks forward to watching Boomer grow and is now ready move forward in his
He won 4 gold medals in the common wealth games. Ian Broke world record for the 200m freestyle twice in two consecutive days (Topend Sports Network, 1997-2014 ). Unfortunately Ian’s courier ended with a damaged shoulder. He was a determined swimmer who never gave up. Exceedingly Ian also bettered own 400m freestyle mark, lowered the 200m freestyle world record twice again, he quoted that freestyle is my favourite.
“I can’t imagine where we would be in life if we were not happy with our experiences. I have never been one to be driven by anything other than an appreciation for life. That is the vision through which I run my life.” Staying happy and curious is a good way to keep going in life on a path to success. Prior to making a move to Tide Swimming in Virginia Beach, Jackson Roach was the National Youth Team Head Coach for the United States and previous to that National Team Coach’s and Athlete’s Consultant. Roach has more than 40 years of high level coaching experience, which includes mentoring and training olympic medalist and multiple national swimming champions (Roach, 2017). Jackson Roach can be credited for many notable success stories among many Olympians which has aided USA Swimming multiple times to Olympic victory. Roach’s history has proven that his strategy of applying past knowledge to new situations in order to succeed, along with understanding each individual is a perfect formula for attaining each swimmer’s full potential.
This paragraph is about the olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. He was born on June 30,1985. He has 23 olympic gold medals. His coaches name is Bob bowman ("Michael Phelps"). A quote that can support this facts is "In April 2014,Phelps announced he would
Owens athletic feats confronted American racial discrimination. In a country that fostered athletic success, Americans would only accept someone as a role model who was athletically successful. The idea of Owens representing the U.S.A. is ironic because Owens was an African American experiencing repression by the Jim Crow laws. Owens obligated not only American Whites to challenge their ethnic ideas and celebrate his success, but for Germany and the rest of the world too. The force of specific individuals to influence change is exemplified by Owens here. Interestingly, both President Roosevelt and Hitler refused to shake Owens hand after he had won four gold medals. Owens never let any bigotry get to him, and by using his athletic prowess as
Michael Duane Johnson became the first man to win first place in the 400 meter dash and the 200 meter dash in the same Olympics. He currently holds the world record for the 400 meter dash. As of today Michael Johnson is retired but in 1996 he was one of the most talked about track stars. Even people in America were talking about him and they didn't even pay attention to track in the 1900s
Michael Jordan is known for his abilities on the basketball court. In the 90’s, Jordan helped the Chicago Bulls win 7 NBA titles. After retiring in 1997, he found even more success as a coach in the NBA. However, Michael Jordan’s success didn’t come easy. There were many obstacles he had to overcome to get where he is today. I believe Michael Jordan is a striking example of determination and perseverance because he was cut from his high school varsity team, told he was not good enough to play college basketball, and overcame his father’s murder.
Jesse Owens was the fastest man in the world. Heres a fun fact his real name isnt jesse its JC but it has so much alabama slang to it his teacher couldn’t pronounce it so she called him Jesse When he went to the olympics he went a proved hitlers “Aryan” theory to be false. Which inspires me because I know that not all theories are completely true.` He also went through some troubles with money. Which I resoect because he did so much without a lot of money. He had money troubles and wasn’t very bright in school. His highschol coach taught him how to start off and than found out jesse was faster than he thought. He went to collllege and still had troubles with school and he met his wife. He also ended up on the olympic track team. Jesse owens was a track even though he went through many money and school troubles. This is why Jesse Owens was the fastest man in world.
28 medals, - 23 of which are gold - shaping the swimming world and breaking world records (Majendie). In my opinion, the real person behind his success was his coach, Bow Bowman. Bowman trained him to his extent and kept refining every little thing he could. Without him, Phelps would surely not have his 23 gold medals nor be “remarkable” as Bowman describe him (Majendie). One day I want to train the next god-like olympian as a swim coach. As our society advances, we gain so much technology that enhances our lives. From drones to underwater cameras, we have a device for every possible action. Also, as technology
Being tall, lanky, and uncoordinated (and therefore not particularly good at traditional sports), I was signed up for the Wallingford YMCA Dolphin swim team when I was 10 years old. I certainly wasn’t a Michael Phelps, but I definitely found more success in swimming than baseball, soccer, or basketball, so I stuck with it. During the next few years, I continued to improve my technique in all four strokes, and other intricate parts of swimming including starts (dives), turns, and finishes. I eventually became a pretty good swimmer, but retired from my swimming career after 8th grade because it was not offered at our high school. In all honesty, I did not completely miss it because I ran cross country in the fall, and track in the winter and
After becoming so into swimming, in sixth grade he told his mom he wanted to be taken off stimulant medication for ADHD, and she decided to go along with it, thinking with his busy schedule he could control himself. Now, at 28 years old the Olympic swimmer has won a total of 22 medals, 13 world records and the most medals at a single game. His mother, Debbie Phelps, says ““All kids can fail us at times, but if you work with them, nine times out of 10, they’ll make you proud” (Dutton).