Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
Success for me is not to have all the medals. Success for me is to always do your best and try to develop and get better at every event.
You don't get any medal for trying something, you get medals for results.
If you dream and you allow yourself to dream you can do anything.
Winning is not about how many medals you get-it's about accomplishing goals and just being the best you can be!
A medal glitters, but it also casts a shadow.
I've learned that winning isn't everything, and it's more about the journey. But at the end of the day, I just want to stand on the podium with the gold medal.
I had my Olympic gold medal cut up into eleven pieces. Gave all eleven of my kids a piece. It'll come together again when they put me down.
I'm proud of my medals. I always was proud of them.
Winning is not about headlines and hardware [medals]. It's only about attitude. A winner is a person who goes out today and every day and attempts to be the best runner and best person he can be. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up.
Never buy gold, simply earn it
Yes, winning the gold medal was undoubtedly the biggest day of my career - mostly because I won the way I had prepared to run it. It was a totally satisfying experience.
To have this gold medal around my neck is an indescribable feeling. I'm the happiest person right now.
The only victory that counts is the one over yourself.
It's not about speed and gold medals. It's about refusing to be stopped.
Never put an age limit on your dreams.
Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.
I don't regret the painful times; I bare my scars as if they were medals.
Competition in its best form is a test of self. It has nothing to do with medals. The winner is the person who gets the most out of themselves.
That's the awesome part. Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer, basketball, softball and now hockey - and know they can win a gold medal, too.
The reward is when you make the music, not when you get the medal.
I didn't set out to beat the world; I just set out to do my absolute best.
The potential for greatness lives within us all.
The feeling of accomplishment welled up inside of me, three Olympic gold medals. I knew that was something nobody could ever take away from me, ever.
If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win.
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