Thursday, July 26, 2012
Many athletes have claimed greatness but even among these Jesse Owens stands tall. He was an athlete that beat all of the odds and he even went against Hitler, by taking part in the Olympics in 1936. Hitler didn’t want dark people to compete. Jesse Owens was a strong man who knew what he wanted to do. He knew what he wanted to accomplish and set out to do just that.
As Jesse Owens was young, he was always taking ill. Even though he took ill, he rose above sickness, and throughout his young days suffering sickness, he became one of the world’s great Olympians.
Attending school, his name wasn’t Jesse at all. It was J.C but one of his teachers couldn’t understand what he was saying, due to his accent, so she called him Jesse and it stuck. Jesse Owens would go wild on the playground, always getting into something but then, a high track coach spotted him in the distance and set Owens on the tracks.
Owens knew that his future Olympic successes was with his coach, Charles Riley. According to Jesse Owens, his coach changed his life and America’s history for all time.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Georgina and Caroline Evers-Swindell are both my inspirations because, they were great rowers. The Evers-Swindell sisters were very fit! They would practice and practice when they had time to.
Competing in the Athens Olympics in 2004 and the Beijing Olympics in 2008, the sisters won New Zealand’s first gold medals. Georgina and Caroline achieved such a VICTORY!
When I saw that the sisters had won gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, I decided that I wanted to be just like them.
Thank You Jay'lee
When do we go for gold? We go for gold when we are wanting to achieve something.
There are a lot of things that we could go for gold for, like school work, cross country and many more. Going for gold is like achieving your goal, or even winning the Olympic Games.
We can go for gold anytime.
Giving it all you got
Oath (keeping a promise to your parents)
Leads you to be a better person
Determined to win
Thank you Kevin.