Inspiring Quotes from Olympic Athletes

By Nidhi Singh

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Winning doesn't always mean being first. Winning means you're doing better than you've ever done before. - Bonnie Blair

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"I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match" - Mia Hamm

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"If you dream and allow yourself to dream, you can do anything" - Clara Hughes

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"The world never puts a price on you higher than the one you put on yourself" - Sonja Henie

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"You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get". - Michael Phelps

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"Never buy gold, simply earn it.”- Mary Kom

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"To win, you have to risk loss" - Jean-Claude Killy

"Are you going to stand or are you going to crumble? In the face of everything, stand still" - Gabby Douglas

"It’s not about winning at the Olympic Games. It’s about trying to win. The motto is faster, higher, stronger, not fastest, highest, strongest. Sometimes it’s the trying that matters" - Bronte Barratt,

"If you fail to prepare, you’ve prepared to fail" - Mark Spitz

"Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it lit." - Mary Lou Retton