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When I started at 15, I never thought about winning nine Commonwealth Games medals.
Along with all those books about Lincoln, Obama might read some biographies of Napoleon. The general who established the Legion d’Honneur understood that people fought as much for medals as for morals.
There is not much awareness about fitness in India, unlike other countries. We don’t get too many medals at Olympics; one of the reasons is we don’t have that culture of fitness in India. That is why we decided to start this chain of gyms under my name.
The Great Khali
When you see all the medals won by Team GB, you can just see how much it means to each and every athlete, so it just feel like it’s a little bit of a missed opportunity – but I’m only 23. I have just got to get on now and keep going.
We moved to the city when I was 7, and the lack of exercise made me frustrated. I started fighting with my sisters, and my parents put me in judo as an outlet. I became very competitive and won a lot of medals.
It was truly an enjoyable moment in my life that I will never forget having the opportunity to play for two gold medals. But I think nothing sticks out more than winning a championship in 1991 for me.
In the military I could exercise the power of being automatically respected because of the medals on my chest, not because I had done anything right at the moment to earn that respect. This is pretty nice. It’s also a psychological trap that can stop one’s growth and allow one to get away with just plain bad behavior.
Teofilo Stevenson won his first Olympic gold medal in 1972 and his last world amateur championship in 1986. He won 302 fights and once went an unbelievable 11 years without a loss. Had Cuba not boycotted the 1984 Summer Olympics, many think Stevenson would have won an unmatched four gold medals in boxing.
We have had no bonuses for winning Olympic medals, I haven’t even had a call from the ABA. I was on assisted performance funding, but I had that stopped.
God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars.
It motivates me that people rate me so highly and want me to do well, which is a good feeling. Personally, I don’t think about milestones or medals, but like to take each competition as it comes and focus on doing my best and becoming better with each competition.
It was a true honor to have represented my country at my first Paralympic Winter Games and proud to bring home gold and silver medals for the U.S.
I want to tell all the youngsters in Nagpur and in the rest of India that sports is not merely about winning medals; it is about being fit and healthy. It is not about six-packs and going to gym, but exercising right and eating intelligently.
Anything that looks at sport in its entirety is my bag. It’s not just about bringing back medals, it’s about communities, people’s lives, how sport can make a difference.
The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself – the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us – that’s where it’s at.
I’m a guy who wins medals rather than runs fast times, so for me, what keeps me going is winning medals for my country and making my nation proud.
Olympic medals are the one medal that I don’t have; I’ve won just about every other competition that I’ve been at.
Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
I won player of the year and players’ player, two cups and two championship medals, had a great time.
Records are there to be broken. Lots of people would love to swap their world record for an Olympic medal, but for me, my medals are there forever and ever, and that’s what does it for me.
I think people will see my medals and my performance for my country and not what I do off the field. They like me because I win for the country and I will continue to do so.
I want these medals to be for everyone, not just myself.
I’m extremely content with my silver and bronze medals. But once I won the gold, I fell in love.
Trophies and medals have never meant much to me. I’ve had amazing experiences, which let you feel like you’ve accomplished something.
Winning HOYS set me up for the future and prepared me for riding in front of lots of people, but the real highlight was the London 2012 Olympics. Being able to go out in front of thousands of people, on your home ground, representing your country and winning gold medals is something I’ll never be able to beat.
At the end of a career you’re desperate more than ever for medals, grabbing as much as you can as you go.
We have regularly won medals at all tournaments and I think after ‘Dangal,’ the craze for wrestling increased among the girls.
I know I’m enough with or without the gold medals. I just love to swim.
I don’t think about medals. I just think of bettering my own time.
We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be.
Many people talk about winning two straight gold medals, but I’m not focusing on defending the title.
When I won gold medals in both the 200m and 400m events at the 1958 Asian Games, the then chief of army staff, General K.S. Thimayya, announced my promotion as a junior commissioned officer.
I made the New Zealand team, won medals around the world. I thought, ‘I’m blessed. I’ve got a good talent.’ I had no idea, though, how good I might be. But I loved the sport.
You want to be winning trophies, and you want to be winning medals.
I always say I’m one of the most normal abnormal people you’ll ever meet. I get embarrassed about how many medals I’ve won, and I get angry when people presume that because you’re gay you’ve got to wear pink and stilettos and camp it up, or that if you’re disabled you should act like a victim and not have a life.
I’m not a celebrity. I’m just the same Simone. I just have two Olympic Gold medals now.
It would be pretty special if I could win two Olympic gold medals, one at the Summer Games and one from the Winters, so I’m going to give it a real go.
Our under-19s, under-20s, under-17s teams are all getting into Euro finals, World Cup finals, winning bronze medals. We’re winning bronze medals; it’s about that final step now. We’ve got to punish teams. In every game – youth games, senior games – just to push the game further.
Times don’t matter but medals matter.
I’ve achieved my dream of getting a Paralympic gold medal and I’m very lucky that I’ve been to three Games where I’ve come away with five gold medals.
For six years, I kept my five Olympic medals wrapped in a plastic bread bag beneath my bed.
Mary Lou Retton
Something that I saw in Sochi that I didn’t get the opportunity to have in Vancouver was the team holding hands with arms in the air and medals around their neck.
I want to jump far all the time and go out there and win medals.
You know, me winning two gold medals, going for a third one, that’s nice. But being there with Mark and my sister, and my brother being the coach, it’s a dream come true. It’s going to be awesome.
A player wants to be remembered for what he has won, for the medals, for what he has given his club.
I knew that life isn’t always just about the Olympic gold medals and the sponsors.
Going for titles and medals – who wouldn’t want that? Trust me, it’s a much nicer feeling than fighting relegation.
We all know that we Africans just win medals in middle and long distance, and walking in their footsteps makes me feel proud, you know.
I want to thank the public, so I have to keep doing what I do, which is keep winning medals for my country.
I’m not trying to get five medals. I’m not trying to be Michael Phelps.
I wear my lines like a soldier wears his medals. They’ve been earned. They’ve been fought for – so there’s no reason to be ashamed of them. In your 50s, you just care less about that sort of thing. I think it’s to do with what’s inside you. You can’t obsess about the outside.
At the Usha School of Athletics, our sole aim is to earn Olympic gold medals for India.
P. T. Usha
I do not care how brave a president is; I do not care how many medals he may wear. I do not care how well trained his guards may be. If he violates the will of the people, he shall be eliminated.
I’ve gone through a lot in my life, I have seen a lot of struggles and difficulties. I have braved it all and won medals for my country with my determination.
In high school and college, I gathered a number of medals for marksmanship, but I have long since abandoned this activity, having concluded that the world would be a better place with fewer sharpshooters.
Raymond Davis, Jr.
You don’t do a play to compete for an award. This was the argument I always had over the Oscars. I didn’t win them. They were given to me. All I did was 2 films. People always say the analogy is Olympic gold medals.
I knew many Marines had done brave deeds that no one saw and for which they got no medals at all. I was having a very hard time carrying those medals and didn’t have the insight or maturity to know what to do with my combination of guilt and pride.
Winning gold medals is incredible and obviously it’s what I want to do, but there’s something so special about having a little girl who has just lost her leg from cancer come up and tell me I’m her hero.
I know beating a woman isn’t like winning seven gold medals. But how many old guys are there in the world? You think they can relate to Mark Spitz? They relate to me, Bobby Riggs.
I’m a crack shot and I’ve won medals for shooting. But I don’t think I could shoot a person.
The more medals I win, the more my ambitions and confidence levels increase.
But probably this is helps to win, to win, to gold, more gold medals, and to win most my important medal, heart of people. This is most important for me.
The gold medals from world championships and National Games prove the efficiency of my daily training.
From a personal point of view I want some medals because that is what you aim for when you start out playing.
It is an important competition and I certainly rate my gold medals at the Commonwealth Games right up there with my world titles and my Olympic titles.
Success breeds success and the more you are around a healthy and thriving athletics team, the more the people who only think they can make semi-finals will be inspired to want to aim for finals and go for medals.
Medals are decided on the day, not before that.
What drives me is winning medals and going out there and enjoying it.
When you turn professional with the amount of medals that I’ve won, then you have to assume that big things are expected of you and I’ve always tried my best to live with that.
But I’m after medals more than anything. Championships don’t get taken away from you but records do, so I think I’d rather have medals at every championships rather than times. A world record would be a bonus, but I’m still only 25 in 17 days.
My big objective this season is to win three gold medals at the Olympics, in the road race, the time trial and the points race.
Dad was a retired hedge fund manager who made enough millions to retire and focus on my game. Before that, he was on the 1984 U.S. Olympic swimming team. No medals. He was accustomed to winning at everything, but no medals in 1984.
That’s because the International Olympic Committee has a policy of never replacing medals.
Mary Lou Retton
Getting three gold medals is something I’ll really cherish.
I’ve been lucky: I’ve won a lot of medals, but I’d still like to win more.
In para-cycling I am a veteran with Olympic medals now.
As the Olympic torch neared Lake Placid, N.Y., in 1980, signaling the opening of that year’s Winter Olympics, newspapers and magazines throughout the world offered predictions on who would win medals in the major sports. Not a single publication gave the American men’s hockey team a chance against the world powers.
Ceausescu thought I had only a few medals, but I have a room full of them in Bucharest, between 150-200 in all. They needed suitcases to haul them out.
Two gold medals and two silver, I don’t think is that bad… I think I still did a pretty good job.
I don’t know what the point of life is, but I’m certain that five gold medals is not it.
I’d rather get a nice warmup suit. That’s something I can use. Gold medals just sit there. When I get old, maybe I could sell them if I need the money.
Sports authority should hire coaches only on contract basis in athletics and also in other games. The coaches should be told to produce medals in upcoming Olympic Games. Only then will they work day and night and push sportsmen and women to work harder.
We have won laurels for the country in wrestling but still, in spite of winning medals, not many people recognised us.
I was at the Olympic Games winning medals and I still doubted my image. I doubted what I looked like. That’s sad.
That’s what everybody remembers. They don’t remember how many medals I won in my career. They remember the 10s.
When a top club comes calling, who you know will be firing on all fronts with competitions and medals, that’s ultimately what you want to be playing for.
Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh.
Over the years, I’ve made many sacrifices to win two Olympic gold medals and put together winning streaks that will never be broken.
Opting for gold shoes could have been considered downright cocky, but I was confident and never doubted my ability to deliver gold medals to match my shimmering footwear.
I used to watch Babita and Vinesh win medals. I was happy for my sisters but at the same time I felt bad for not being a part of the contingent.
Being gay has nothing to do with the three gold medals or the three MVPs or the four championships I’ve won. I’m still the same person. I’m Sheryl.
The dynamic has really changed in the U.S. Americans believe they can be competitive, that they can win medals.
I didn’t set out to win Olympic medals, to play at UConn, to play in the WNBA. I just loved to play basketball. It’s really very simple. Then when you start thinking about those other things, that’s when thinking gets complicated.
I know it won’t be eight medals again. If you want to compare me to that, that’s your decision, not mine. I’m going out there to try to accomplish the things that I have in my mind and in my heart.
I’ll relish playing at Wembley in a major cup final. It’s a great achievement for me, and it’s why I became a footballer, because I want to win medals.
Honestly, it’s not the medals that I feel so proud of. It’s the way I conducted myself as an athlete, the hard work that I put forward.
I wore No. 24 at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada – one bib on the back and one on the front – and those are like my medals.
Eddie the Eagle
Much of the demand for women in combat comes from female officers who are eager for medals and promotions.
As someone who went to school in the ’70s and ’80s, I can’t say that I noticed much of a ‘medals for all’ culture myself.
My mom has never cared if I did sports or not. Obviously, she’s proud of me, and she loves the fact that I’m an Olympian and she’s got these trinkets to hang around with the medals and whatnot. But if I wanted to do whatever, if I wanted to be a doctor or a lawyer or whatever, she was going to support me regardless.
I have got lots of silver medals, from Delhi in 2010 and London in 2012, so it would be nice to pick up some golds, and the Commonwealth Games is a great place to start.
The working mothers of America deserve medals.
I have tons of pictures of myself as a kid with my medals, and they were never gold medals.
The number of medals on an officer’s breast varies in inverse proportion to the square of the distance of his duties from the front line.
Charles Edward Montague
They don’t give you gold medals for beating somebody. They give you gold medals for beating everybody.
The two things that are probably tied for first are winning a championship with the Mavericks and also being able to win a gold medal – two gold medals with Team USA.
I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world and win awards and medals, but it was time to stop.
Natalie du Toit
I want more gold medals. I only got two in Rio so it would be nice to make it four.
Medals were – and always will be – the best thing to show your accomplishments in football.
A few years after I finished skating, someone asked where my medals were. I’m like, ‘In a suitcase somewhere.’ Now they’re nicely displayed in an ice rink, but medals don’t really mean that much. It’s the experience, the story of the skating, the love.
It’s always good to get a wake-up call and a reminder that you can’t just go there and collect medals.
Former Olympians also get paid to make appearances. Many of them won their medals in an era when Olympic success didn’t go hand-in-hand with financial success.
Mary Lou Retton
While paralyzed, I won a gold and three silver medals as a competitive swimmer.
We’re a miserably violent species. But there’s a complication, which is we don’t hate violence, we hate the wrong kind. And when it’s the right kind, we cheer it on, we hand out medals, we vote for, we mate with our champions of it. When it’s the right kind of violence, we love it.
We’re going through the Olympics. We’re watching women working as teams. We’re watching men working as teams. We’re watching all working as teams. We’re proud of men and women getting medals. That’s how the Navy should be working.
Winning gold and three silver medals at the Paralympic games is something I’ll never forget, but I knew deep down there was still more work to do. I had to continue to redefine what was possible and get back everything that was taken away from me.
Medals are decided by hundredths of a second, so I need assurance that my vision is perfect every time I compete, no matter what the conditions.
I have given permission that my medals be transferred from the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in New Delhi to the sports museum in Patiala.
You know I am an actor, and I have medals for diction.
Without wishing to sound arrogant, when I was younger, I used to win every single martial arts tournament I ever entered. I used to enter the under 14s and under 16s, win both gold medals in those, and then go in the men’s tournament just for experience, and end up getting a silver medal.