Olympic Games

Champion Effort

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Sprinting legend Usain Bolt pictured in Brunel...
Sprinting legend Usain Bolt pictured in Brunel University’s indoor athletics Centre. Usain used Brunel as a European training base prior to the 2009 Berlin Athletics World Championships. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Olympics are over. But let’s not forget that the Para-Olympics are yet to commence. Every event there is a champion effort. People giving their all, overcoming obstacles beyond than just training hard and pushing through pain.

I really admire competition at that level. Somehow, often it seems so natural and so effortless. But what we don’t see if the years of commitment and determination to succeed. The focus is so often on Gold alone, or Second or Third, but every competitor has achieved something great even if only for their own performance.

The world stops momentarily to watch so of the events. Take the 100 m Mens Sprint. Usain Bolt retains his champion status. What a race- so much intensity. Watch it here again recorded in high density footage caught from a rare up close camera…it is just like being there yourself. Unbelievable.

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Imposible is nothing: Oscar Pistorius

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English: Oscar Pistorius during 2011 World cha...
English: Oscar Pistorius during 2011 World championships Athletics in Daegu (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kudos to Oscar Pistorius. This week in the Olympics he qualified through into the semi-final, against all odds and against a load of prejudice. That takes guts and commitment.

“He can appreciate how long the journey has been to get to these starting blocks, and he appreciates not just the opportunity but the moment”.

See his form in this video. It tells the story.

He still has the 400 metre relay to compete in, so this is not the end of his competition in the London Games.

No more words are needed. I am inspired. How about you?