The well-known athletes in the world of athletics regularly appear on TV and in interviews in newspapers and magazines, and usually make remarks that stir little dust. But sometimes the athletes make a funny or remarkable statement that gets a lot of attention from home and abroad.
Remarkable Athletics Remarks:
I don’t think that the discuss will ever attract interest until they let us start throwing them at one another.
Al Oerter, discuss thrower from the United States of America
It’s only jumping into a sandpit
Jonathan Edwards, athlete from the United Kingdom, after claiming the world record triple jump
The decathlon is nine Mickey Mouse events and the 1,500 metres
Steve Ovett, middle distance runner from England
I just imagine all the other runners are big spiders, and then I get super scared
Usain Bolt, Olympic and World Champion 100 and 200 meters… who apperently is scared of spiders!
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in determination
A motivational quote from Usain Bolt
In the end, it’s extra effort that separates a winner from second place. But winning takes a lot more 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. Put all these together, and even if you don’t win, how can you lose?
Jesse Owens, athlete from the United States of America and four-time gold medalist in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.
Scientists have proven that it’s impossible to long-jump 30 feet, but I don’t listen to that kind of talk. Thoughts like that have a way of sinking into your feet.
Carl Lewis, former USA track and field athlete who won nine Olympic gold medals, one Olympic silver medal, and 10 World Championships medals.
I know I am no Kim Basinger, but she can’t throw a javelin..
Fatima Whitbread, javelin thrower from the United Kingdom
A muscle is like a car. If you want it to run well early in the morning, you have to warm it up
Florence Griffith Joyner, former track & field athlete, known as the fastest woman on earth. Her 100 meters and 200 meter world records from 1988 still stand!
I love working with kids, talking with them and listening to them. I always encourage kids to reach beyond their dreams. Don’t try to be like me. Be better than me.
Florence Griffith Joyner again, motivating kids to be better than her