Monday, August 13, 2012
For the last couple of weeks, competitors all around the world have travelled all the way to London, to compete in the Olympics. The Olympics have been on for the past two weeks and it is now finished.
During the whole week at the Olympics, there were two stand out athletes that inspired me and their names were Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt. Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake, became my favourite athletes, because I thought that they were very competitive in the sprints.
Yohan Blake has won two silver medals and one gold medal, and Usain Bolt has won three gold medals at the London Olympics. Through all the other sprints that they have been competing in, at some other events, Usain Bolt has won thirty eight medals and Yohan blake has won twenty medals for their country. Blake and Bolt represented Jamaica at the Olympics. They represented their country very well and they also knew what they wanted to accomplish.
Jamaica is very proud of Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake. The country is very excited that they will be bringing medals back to Jamaica.
Thank you Kevin
Friday, August 3, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
What makes a good athlete? Well my opinion would be, that a good athlete takes natural ability and hard work. To be a good athlete takes dedication, determination and desire, as well as ‘good’ genes.
Take Jesse Owens as an example. He broke the world record when he competed in the Olympics in 1936, but how did he become a champion? Jesse Owens was spotted by a coach while playing at the school playground. Even though there were a lot of kids playing there, Jesse Owens was a standout. This coach’s name was Charles Riley. Because Charles Riley spotted Owens, he took him onto the tracks and trained him until he got older, then he competed in the Olympics because Riley had faith in him!
There are a lot of champions around! All of them I believe have worked hard and used their own natural abilities. Champions have faith in themselves, know what they want to achieve and have people who believe in them. Champions never give up!