The Great One, Wayne Gretzky “ You miss 100% of the shots you never take”( Wayne Gretzky). Wayne Gretzky, also known as The Great One, was born to be an athlete. Wayne Gretzky played his first NHL game when he was seventeen years old and played for twenty one years until he was thirty seven. He was so good that people from all over the world would come and watch him play. Because Gretzky accomplished so many things in his early life, won many awards because of his stats, and played on so many teams which he helped them succeed, Wayne Gretzky is the greatest NHL player One reason, Wayne Gretzky is the greatest NHL player is because he accomplished so many things early in his life.
He was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1981, and had raised an outstanding 24 million in fundraising exceeding his goal February 1, 1981. His fundraising continues in his name, and today there has been over 700 million raised for cancer research by the Terry Fox Foundation. He was voted the second Greatest Canadian of all time, in addition to being named Canada’s greatest hero in a national survey. Today, schools, buildings, roads along with parks all across the world have been named in Fox’s honor. There have very many books, movies and television shows also created about the heroic journey he set off to
After competing in the 2003 U-18 junior world cup, he represented Canada back-to-back IIHF world U20 championships winning silver in 2004 and gold in 2005. In 2015 he led teams Canada to gold in the world championship in Prague, thus becoming a member of the triple Gold Club and the only player in the club to have captained and three winning teams. Sidney Crosby NHL career Entering the 2005 NHL entry draft, Crosby was listed first overall in the NHL central scouting Bureau and International scouting services respective rankings of prospects. He had also won the milky Bossy Trophy as the QMJHL’s best Prospect. On July 30, 2005, the Pittsburgh Penguins selected first overall Sidney Crosby for the NHL draft.
Playing hockey at such a competitive level has granted me many opportunities that many other people my age haven't had the chance to do. For example, when my team went to the “Tourni International de Hockey” held in Quebec City, Canada annually. This tournament is the most famous youth hockey tournament in the world with some of today's superstars having played in it. Throughout the two week long tournament, I had made some friends that I am still in contact with, 5 years later!
All they cared about was leading the battle and defeating the enemy but contemporary heroes such as doctors they want to save lives of sick people. Another thing is that the ancient heroes were over confident they always believed they will win every battle, there was no room for failure but this made some of them get killed in battle while in the contemporary world the heroes know the repercussion of being overly confident it can cost you a lot of things to the extent of damaging your reputation which can cause you your
Heroic individuals display a special set of traits that separate them from ordinary people. For example, Martin Luther King Jr. who was a civil rights activist during the 1960’s showed immense bravery in everyday life, and in situations that could possibly danger him. Dr. King also fought intensively for what he believed was morally correct, and made crucial sacrifices for the benefit of others. The actions and behaviors Martin Luther King Jr. displayed being a civil rights activists and a hero helped him become the influential individual the majority of the public in the U.S adored during the 1960’s. Such traits are a prime example of what constitutes a modern-day “hero”; bravery, determination, and sacrifice.
In conclusion, George used perseverance, passion and effort to overcome his childhood and showing love and support to his community. George Lopez is a hero for a lot of people. He used perseverance by using his childhood to be a better, hard working person. He used passion for helping people and caring for people and he used effort by devoting his time and money into charities. George Lopez is a strong powerful man, which no one thought had grit, but he does and he changed millions of lives just by doing things for his
The Man with a Dream Martin Luther King Jr. famously said, “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” He was one of America’s most influential civil rights leaders to ever exist. He was very passionate about his progression of nonviolent protesting and raised plenty awareness towards the media of racial inequalities eventually working towards a significant change that would change the world forever. Martin Luther King Jr. positively affected the world by becoming the leader of the civil rights movement and bringing racial acceptance to the U.S. through nonviolent protest. King was very inspired by India’s revolutionary civil rights leader, Gandhi. He sought out the
Edison clearly shows as the definition of a hero to everyone. In his quotes, it shows that he shoves himself to make creations to the world. His beliefs and wants made him create many inventions that caused technology to advance; thus, also saving many people’s lives as people started using his work to invent items that would cause a safer environment for the world. Also, without Edison, some inventions may not exist today without his inventions, his research, or his encouragement. All in all, Edison is a hero to the
Although Kelly was there only for two years, his popularity and net worth grew as he has been one of the greatest players in the league. In his debut year, he was selected as MVP of the league, Rookie Of The Year and was also selected for the USFL All-League Team. After the league ceased to exist, he joined with the Buffalo Bills as they still had rights over him since the draft. He stayed with the Buffalo Bills for 11 seasons, until his retirement in 1996. His net worth and popularity increased during those years, as he continued to play at the same level in NFL as he did in USFL.
Magic Johnson Living with HIV by. Arianna Viera After a press conference, the that it thought that Johnson had just pronounced his own death sentence. Earvin "Magic" Johnson, former basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers (position was point guard), shocked the world on November 7, 1991 when he told that he had caught HIV the disease that causes AIDS. He has been living with it for the last 20 years of his life. Life was not always about HIV for Johnson, he is very well know for his role as point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Walter was very interested in things like playing games with his friends with things like tag and wrestling etc. Walter had a lot of energy and used it all day at school and playing games until he had no energy left. Walter wasn’t just an energetic boy though, he was also extremely smart as well. He attended Hopkins Grammar School in New Haven, Connecticut which is a coeducational private
While growing up, Lupica, his father, and his sister would love to play sports or go to different sporting events. In high school, Lupica did play sports but was too small and knew he would never be able to go professional. That was when Lupica first found his knack for writing. He would enjoy writing columns over the dramatics of sports for his school newspaper. He also wrote about high school sports for his local newspaper, the Nashua Telegraph, and would receive $5 for every article.
Jim Kelly, Warren Moon, and Joe Montana are the three most influential quarterbacks of the last twenty five years of the twentieth century. Kelly’s contributions to modern offenses are incredible, but nothing is more impressive than what he has done off the field with his charities. Moon has helped bring about the age where there is no discrimination against the black quarterback, and Montana helped usher in one of the most successful offensive schemes of all time in the west coast offense, which is still used by many teams today. Many other quarterbacks of this time period were very influential, including players like John Elway, Dan Marino, and Dan Fouts, but Moon, Montana and especially Kelly were the most