As the Tokyo Games draw near, here are words of wisdom from some great athletes, past and present
I always say my biggest competitor is myself because, whenever I step out there on the mat, I'm competing against myself to prove that I can do this.
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Friendships are born on the field of athletic strife and the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust."
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I don’t like to lose — at anything… Yet I’ve grown most not from victories, but setbacks. If winning is God’s reward, then losing is how he teaches us.
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I never want to be satisfied with losing and I don’t feel that will ever change. It is who I am. I am a competitor. I have always been that way, and always will be.
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This is my charge to everybody, Do what you can. Do what you have to do. Step outside of yourself. Be more. Be better. Be bigger than you’ve ever been before.
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