Then in 2012 I went and stayed in the states for 6 months. I practiced at a club there and then had to move back to Egypt in December of that year. Then in the fall of 2013 again something amazing happened: I got a gold medal. As my coach, that was a supervisor once said "the gold medal will hang in my chest at nationals" and here I was with a gold medal on my chest. 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.
After World War Two only 2.5 million American soldiers came home to their families after fighting. Out of all of these men 1 in 20 suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Unbroken tells Louis Zamperini’s amazing story of the second World War and how he survived the horrible challenges he was faced with. Before joining the military Louis was a mischievous boy from a small town in California who blossomed into a track star. He competed in the olympics and became famous for breaking several records.
When he was 16 he won the Ohio State Open against the top professionals and amateurs from the state. Nicklaus became very popular after winning his first professional game against Arnold Palmer in the U.S. Open. When he was 22, Nicklaus was the youngest U.S. Open champion after Bobby Jones. During his golfing career, Nicklaus had won the British Open three times, U.S. Open four times, PGA Championship five times, Masters six times, and the U.S. Amateur two times.
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.
Grant was a very prominent figure of the time period and led the Union to victory and helped heal the fractured United States afterward. General Grant began his military career at West Point when he was just sixteen. He was top of his class and when he graduated, he began his four years of service and went into combat in the Mexican-American War. He was promoted to captain as a result of his bravery during the war. After this, his four-year commitment to the army was up, he left and did not expect to come back.
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.
“Zamperini was dubbed the ‘Torrance Tornado’ after he set a national high school record for running the mile”(Caulfeild and Siemaszko, local) This quote shows what an excellent runner he was even at a young age. Once while running a mile, his opponents impaled his foot, cut his shins, and cracked his rib, yet he still ran a 4:08.3, breaking the National Collegiate record. (Hillenbrand, Pg.44) The legacies that Louie left behind show that even though he had a hard life with POW camp and being a delinquent he was still able to build up and bring together many
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
It was around the time of my freshman year, I was 14 years old, and that’s when I began to set my mind to certain things. In the past I had been swimming on a year-round team competitively, then when it came to my freshman year I joined high school swim as well. I always thought to myself that I wasn’t good enough and I could never win, or at best make a section time. However, later on that season, I realized I was good enough, because I believed in myself and set my mind to win and did not give up, and eventually my times immensely improved. After many months of training, it was time for League Champs to begin.
Being the assistant captain on the team came with a lot of responsibility. It was my job to welcome the new members of the team and instill the familial aspect to the new wrestlers. Our family bond grew stronger, when we had the opportunity to travel to Florida as a team during the Christmas Break to train with some of the local high schools. This was an amazing experience, and I learned a lot from this trip. Another amazing opportunity I was able to be a part of was that I qualified for the National Championships in New Brunswick that year along with three other athletes on the team.
He was raised in a family that did not have much money to spare, or spend on traveling around the United States. “Once the season progressed, and we started getting good at racing, it was already time to put the bikes up, and wait for the next season.” Says Ryan Dungey. But that never stopped him; Ryan Dungey eventually started getting better as he moved up on bikes, and classes. By the age of 16 he managed to get a chance to sign a pro contract, and get paid to race full time. Ryan Dungey was and still is, known as one of the hardest working racers there is out there today.
Sean had won 28 track medals in the 400 meter relay. This teenager could have done great things in life but he decided to take his own life. How? Well, at age 12, he started using tobacco. His mother had told him that using tobacco can be hazardous but Sean didn’t believe her.
High and his name is Logan Northup from Sigourney. I have inspired my brothers to play every year and my Dad coaches them too but they have never been undefeated. Logan taught me tricks and techniques because he played soccer in college. He got me started playing soccer for William Penn College youth leagues after I got too old to play for Sigourney anymore. Now I play soccer for the Oskaloosa team and I have played for them every year in the spring and fall.
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.
You have to work for them. Once the season started I knew what I had to do to get my chance to win a state title. I started the season off, being ranked first at my weight class which was 106 lbs. That was a huge confidence booster and that 's when I knew it was my chance to win a state title. I went through the first half of the season being undefeated and then the second match back from Christmas break I bumped up to wrestle the third ranked wrestler at 113 lbs.