Thursday, July 26, 2012

Jesse Owens

This man was a successful runner also in long jump. He was a well skilled man.

He was one of the worlds greatest olympia.

Seventh born baby in a family of eleven in a small part of Alabama.

Jesse Owens first Olympic success was in athletic world in 1935. He set an world record in long jump, 220 yard dash and 220 yard low hurdles.

In 1936 Jesse Owens arrived at the Summer Olympic, in Berlin. He won a total of four gold medals.

Jesse Owens was a courage and strong character, even though his life has ended he will always be remembered.

Go For Gold Acrostic

Getting a chance to Achieve
Olympics Games

Fighting till the end
Olympic Medals
Representing different Countries

Go for gold
Opening and closing the London Olympics
Listening really hard to win
Deserving a chance to win!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Valerie Adams Inspires Me

The person who inspires me is Valerie Adams. 

Valerie Adams won 3 world titles, 2 gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and an Olympic gold medal. She had done all this by the age of 26.

She was born in Rotorua, New Zealand. A Tongan mother (Lilika Ngauamo) and an English father (Sydney Adams). She had an athletic build and was exceptionally strong and tall.
At the 2006 Commonwealth Games 1.96 tall, she won a gold medal. She finished the year ranked Number 2 in the world and won the halberg Awards as sportsman of the year.

From 2007-2009 she was the number 1 shot-putter in the world. In 2007, 2008, and 2009 she won the world title. She was a winner of the Olympic gold medal in Beijing in 2008.

I wish that I could become like her one day. In the future I would compete in discus and shot-put at a championship level.