After Andy Murray, a British Tennis champion won gold in the men’s tennis singles in Rio, John Inverdale, a BBC commentator congratulated him on being his success of becoming ‘’the first person ever to win two Olympic gold tennis medals”. Andy corrected the commentator’s mistake reminding him that women’s are people too saying “To defend the singles title. I think Venus and Serena have won about four each.’’ Although Andy’s response was applauded, this incident is but a lone spot in the Rio Olympics where women’s achievements are overlooked by men’s or even unacknowledged. Not only this but also in a recent study carried out by The Cambridge University Press that analyzes sports reports brings light to the subtle differences in the ways in which the media talks about male and female athletes. Men are usually described by their physical qualities such as their speed and strength and ‘’fastest’’, ‘’strong’’, ‘’big’’ or ‘’great’’ are archetypal words used to describe them.
During his junior year at Jackson state he ranked as one of the highest scoring collegiate football players nationwide, as well as scoring 160 points a season. Towards the end of his senior year he got a new NCCA record with a career total of 464 points. Walter Jerry Payton graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications at the age of 20. He enrolled in graduate level courses to prepare for a career in the education for the deaf. Walter Payton was a serious student and believed in prevailing the stereotype of athletes having a low intelligence.
Ross Rebagliati of Canada was the first to take home a shiny bright gold medal in the Olympic games. It wasn’t until 2014 that slopestyle got added to the Olympic Games. Since then it has become a fan favorite in other competitions world wide. This year will be its second Olympic games the event will be partaking in. So many athletes are very excited for Pyeongchang this year because of slopestyle.
Louie Zamperini was a rebellious and courageous man throughout the years of his life. He was a olympic runner and came in first for fastest time in high school and later went the olympics to race against other cities. He was in a POW camp for 2 years and was beaten by a mean man named Mutsuhiro Watanabe. And Louie Zamperini was born in Olean New York and later moved to Torrance California. Louie Zamperini shows two characteristic traits of rebellious and courageous throughout the book Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken.
The 1936 Olympics were supposed to support Hitler’s belief that German “Aryan” people were the dominant race. The Berlin games were supposed to be a German showcase and a statement for Aryan supremacy. The African Americans of Team U.S.A. faced a lot of challenges including the competition, and Hitler’s view of Aryan Supremacy, also known as Hitler’s ideal domination of white Europeans. Jesse Owens proved Hitler wrong, when he became the first American athlete to win four gold medals in a single Olympiad. Adolf Hitler was so stunned and angry that Owens had successfully defeated his German people, that he even walked out of the stadium.
More to that, that same gold medal got me in the national team that went to the junior African championship in which I did what I consider my biggest achievement in swimming so far. That was my three silver medals one in the 50 breaststroke and one on the 100 breaststroke and one on the medley relay. At that time I thought I have finally become one of the best and that I'd be like those great national swimmers that always win. Or so I
James Vardy would be a great example.He is an English professional soccer player who plays for Premier League club Leicester City and the England national team.He helped the team win the Championship in 2014. In the 2015–16 Premier League season, he scored in eleven consecutive Premier League matches, breaking Ruud van Nistelrooy 's record, and was voted the Premier League Player of the Season and FWA Footballer of the Year as outsiders Leicester won the title. But before he was a soccer player he was a job as technician making medical splints and he played for small teams for money and he was not able to make a proper team until 2013. During that time he was about to give up a professional player. However since he didn 't give up in the journey of his life and he kept on going which ended him being voted as the best player of the year in BPL.
Being an Olympic hero, a WWII bombardier, a prisoner of war, and a survivor of war, Zamperini is a true example of American pride, heroism, and forgiveness. Born in 1917 in New York born to Italian parents and growing up in Torrance, California, Zamperini was always in trouble running away from the cops with his quick feet. Zamperini was suggested by a police officer to do track, eventually breaking the national high school record for the mile running it at an astounding 4 minutes and 21 seconds. The record stood for 20 years! Indeed he had a gift, which of course he took to
This Greek word connect to me because I am very athletic. I spend the last four years in high school playing different sports and keep my body in great condition. I was a huge star in high school I would play football after football season finish, I would play basketball then last not at least I would run track and field. Being an athletic student mean that you have to work hard and show dedication, not only on the court or the field but also in the classroom. This word reflected back to my freshman year in High School football was one of the
Andrew Lake is a track and cross country runner for Canton high school. He has ran competitively since seventh grade. it wasn’t until freshman year when he became more invested in the sport and soon after dedicating more time during sophomore year he became a varsity runner and continues to run to this day. Training to be a successful runner can be very rigorous. According to Lake “Training is really hard.
Born on February 17, 1963, Michael Jeffrey Jordan is arguably the greatest to bless the sport and culture. Everyone witnessed his potential early on in college as a North Carolina Tar Heel. Entering the University at Chapel Hill in 1981 the freshman, made the game winner against Georgetown for the national championship. His trail of accomplishments continues when named College Player of the Year in his sophomore and junior year. Back to back accomplishments only carried over into his NBA career.
at the time he was the number 13 on the list of the nations best cornerbacks. Mathieu’s sophomore year was one to remember. Mathieu had 77 tackles (60 solo and 17 assisted) 1.5 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries (2 for touchdowns) and 2 interceptions. After a remarkable sophomore season Tyrann Mathieu was on the list to win the Heisman trophy, given to the best college athlete in the nation, and also was on the list to win the Chuck Bednarik award, given to the top defensive player in the country. As award day arrived Mathieu was very nervous with hopes of winning both awards.
This former two-star recruit burst on the national spotlight leading the Wildcats to an appearance in the Fiesta Bowl in 2014. That year, Wright won the Chuck Bednarik, Vince Lombardi and Bronko Nagurski awards along with the PAC-12 Defensive Player of the Year. He was also a consensus All-American. Scooby’s season should go down as one of the best in the history of college football for a
Bowerman Changes Athletic Footwear Forever Corene Feddersen Upper Iowa University BA 210-Management Principles Professor Eugene Jasmin Famous Business Leader January 26, 2016 Abstract Bill Bowerman excelled as a student athlete in high school and also at the University of Oregon. He came home from World War II as a decorated war hero, where he served as an Army officer. He was accepted to medical school but instead went to coach high school track and football. He then went back to the University of Oregon to work as a track coach. He was a passionate coach, loved to win and did not overlook any details.
As a senior, I felt I was obliged to help my team win football games and the place we could create chemistry was Lake Winaukee. The second I was on the field I knew my team had the game won. All I could see around me was a group of men ready for war. I couldn’t be more ready for my last home opener so after I did what I do when the unexplainable happens, accept it. I ran to the 45 to the 35 to the 20, hoping to find the kick returner.