In 2012, Jim Stynes lost his courageous and public battle with cancer for which he used his negative experience as an opportunity to educate and raise much needed funds for cancer research. Also in 2012 he was inducted into the inaugural AFL hall of fame, going down as one of the greatest players to have ever serve the game. Jim stynes is not only remembered for his prolific sporting ability but he has inspired many with his selfless contribution to charities such as The Reach Foundation which he co-founded in 1994 to inspire young people to build belief in themselves and get the most out of their lives. He was also awarded Victorian of the year in 2003 and Australian of the year in 2011 for his work with disadvantaged youth. Jim Stynes story of hard work and determination has inspired not only Australian 's but many people throughout the
“The only heavyweight champion to retire with a perfect professional record, Marciano was undefeated in 49 fight and successfully defended his title 6 times before retiring in Apr. 1956” (Sullivan). He believed he could be great at the end of his career and he was. Even after his career ended he believe he did what he was meant to do. “Marciano did in a private plane crash on Aug. 31, 1969” (Sullivan).
Muhammad Ali was a former heavyweight champion boxer and also one of the significant sporting figures of the 20th century. He is also an Olympic gold medalist and the first boxer to earn the heavyweight title three times. Muhammad Ali was born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville,kentucky and did not start boxing until 1954 because his bike got stolen. The twelve year old boy reported the theft to Louisville officer Joe Martin , but since Joe Martin was also a boxing trainer he suggested that Muhammad Ali learned how fight first, so he started training him and a month and a half later Muhammad Ali won his first fight. By the time he was 18 he had won two national Golden Glove titles, two Amateur Athletic Union national titles, and 100 wins with
John Eales was born in Australia, he’s born to be a rugby player also, he played lock for Queensland and Australia. He is one of the most successful captains in the history of Australian rugby. John Eales was a talented player when he was child, also played cricket. John Eales was the captain of the Wallabies, he won 86 Test caps over the world championship. He is the special man deserved to be a Australian legend, he’s quiet and mindful but always brave.
Why RG3 truly is the best QB in the NFL (This piece may or may not contain high levels of satire.) So, Robert Griffin the third is 'officially ' the best QB in the NFL. The source? Why only the mouth of the great man himself! The former Heismann winner, Offensive ROY and “saviour” of the Redskins sure has a lot to live up to, with the current crop of vets being amongst the greatest to lace up.
In June of 1918, the country of Germany cheered for their young pilot Hermann Wilhelm Goering, as he received the Ordre Pour Le Merite, which honoured him for destroying more than eight enemy aircraft in battle. This was only one of the many awards he would receive during his lifetime. No one could’ve possibly guessed the dark path young Goering would choose in his future, in which he would become one of Adolf Hitler’s closest supporters and the creator of the Gestapo, the infamous secret service. Born January 1st in 1893, he was the fourth son of five children, a child of his father’s second wife. He was sent to military school and graduated with honours, joining the German army in 1912.
He won four gold medals “Which made him the best remembered athlete in Olympic history.” (welcome) “Jesse had the confidence that would help he compete in the Olympics held in Nazi Germany amidst the belief by Hitler that the Games would support his belief that the German ‘Aryan’ people were the dominant race. Jesse had different plans, as he became the first American track and field athlete to win four gold medals in a single Olympiad.” (welcome) No one matched this great feat till 1984 when American Carl Lewis did. Jesse Owens died from complications due to lung cancer on March 31, 1980 in Tucson, Arizona. “Four years before he died Jesse was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest award bestowed upon a civilian, by Gerald R. Ford.”
Benn Harradine is Australia’s first indigenous field athlete to represent Australia at an Olympic Games at the Beijing 2008 games. He holds the Australian and Oceania records for discus throwing. The media displays Benn as a hard working athlete who has the utmost respect and love for his family but on the contrary media can sometimes portray him as threatening on emotional. Benn Harradine in image two (refer to image page) is displayed holding up a gold medal which symbolises the hard work that Benn put in to win the gold also giving him an opportunity to show the achievement to his country proudly. The
In 1943, St. Cecilia 's was titled ‘’The top football team in the nation’’, most of their fame was because of their victory over Brooklyn Prep, a High school considered one of the best teams on the American in the east coast. In the season of 1948 , Lombardi accepted a coaching job at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a position that would influence his future coaching style in a good way. Lombardi served as offensive line coach under legendary head coach Earl "Colonel Red" Blaik. In 1954, Lombardi, age 41, began his NFL career with the New York Giants. He accepted a job that would later become known as the offensive coordinator position under new head coach Jim Lee
There are so many people that live and breathe baseball. “Baseball is not my favorite sport. My favorite sport is most definitely boxing/UFC. My Dad has always been a very big boxing fan and that really rubs off on me. I grew up watching the sport and knowing all of the best boxers.
In all, he took home four Olympic medals. After all of this happened, he managed the unthinkable when he obtained a Nazi salute from Hitler after proving him wrong (Israel 2). The same year he won The associated Press Athlete of the Year Award. Jesse had accomplished so much that many Ivy league schools desired his presence. On top of his 3 previous broken records, in 1937 he broke another five records and tieing a sixth one (bio.com).
His paternal grandfather died of leukemia, but prior to that had won battles against lung cancer and colon cancer, maternal grandmother died of a brain tumor, paternal grandfather died of a heart attack, and both parents have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The client tries to work out 4 times a week on average. He does split weight training, high intensity interval training, and cardio for his physical activity. The clients reports having noticed a weight gain of about 6-8 lbs per year over the past 5 years. He claims that he has tried several times in the past to lose excess weight, but there is little to no progress.
Throughout his 21 year long career he managed to win 56 boxing matches and 37 of those wins were by knockout and only lost 5 matches! Towards the end of his career he refused to go to the war of Vietnam because of his religious beliefs and was stripped of one of his championship titles and was sentenced a 3 year ban from boxing. Muhammad retired from his very successful boxing career in 1981 at the age of 37. Muhammad Ali’s career was one of the most exciting and successful, he was the first person to ever win the world championship 3