Great Athletes Who We Could Learn From
By Kenneth Miller, Sentinel Sports Editor
Published February 20, 2014

Olympic Track Great JESSE OWENS

“Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.”


The man who broke baseball color barrier JACKIE ROBINSON

“I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.”


Tennis Great ARTHUR ASHE

“If I were to say, ‘God, why me?’ about the bad things, then I should have said, ‘God, why me?’ about the good things that happened in my life.”


The first American woman to win three gold medals WILMA RUDOLPH in track and field during a single Olympic Games

“Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.”

 

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