NAQ.com is a quotes site. We like our quotes and we feel like quotes can have an impact on someone’s life. You can be inspired, saddened, humbled, entertained, become joyful, and much more. Now that the Olympics are in full swing we are seeing these emotions on our TVs day in and day out. What we often don’t get to see or hear is what a lot of these amazing athletes are saying.
So in that spirit, we thought we’d share with you a wonderful HYPERLINK article from the Agence Frence-Presse (AFP) covering quotes of the Olympics from the competitions held on Sunday, July 29.
The first that catches our attention, and pulls at our heart-strings comes from a British boxer named Anthony Ogogo. He dedicated his first round victory to his mother saying, “This one is for my mum. She had a brain hemorrhage six weeks ago and she is still in bed.” Anthony sure has a cause worth fighting for.
Ryan Lochte took gold in the 400m medley. Turns out someone swam faster than he did, though. Her name is Ye Shiwen, from China. Ryan was quoted as saying, “She’s fast, if she was there with me, maybe she would have beaten me.”
Of course, not everything is nice and amazing about the Olympics. The Olympics are also full of sadness, heartbreak and struggle. A marathon runner from Britain, Paul Radcliffe, had to pull out of his event because of a foot injury. He was quoted saying, “My sport is a beautiful sport, it gives so much fun and enjoyment. However, the downside is that it can break your heart and spirit many times over when your body is simply unable to match what your heart and brain want it to do.”
To end this post on a higher note though, we’d like to share with you what Irish contender Camilla Speirs thought about the title “Camilla Speirs, Olympian.” Displaying typical confidence and hope of an Olympic athlete, Speirs simply stated, “Let’s hope we can make it ‘Camilla Speirs Olympic Medalist’.”
We’ll keep watching the Olympics and try to bring you as many quotes as we can!