To celebrate Rio 2016 and the inspirational example set by our teams, here are some powerful words from leading athletes. 10 Motivational Quotes By Iconic Athletes

  1. "I've always considered myself the best and the top. I never considered that I was out of it." Serena Williams, tennis player
  2. "Every time I go out and race it's a goal to go out and run faster than I've done before." Paula Radcliffe, long-distance runner
  3. "I'm proud of the way I've dealt with setbacks. It's hard when you feel down and you think, 'Why is the world doing this to me?' But you have to pick yourself up again. That's what makes you a better athlete." Jessica Ennis Hill, athlete
  4. “Don’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get.” Michael Phelps, swimmer
  5. "We're all just playing our own game. I don't see it as a rivalry. We're just trying to play our best." Michelle Wie, golfer
  6. "Failure I can live with. It’s not trying I can’t handle.” Sanya Richards Ross, athlete
  7. "Champions keep playing until they get it right." Billie Jean King, tennis player
  8. "Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That's what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice." Bethany Hamilton, surfer
  9. "The pressures. God, the pressures – when I think of them now. As I say, it was a journey and a half. But the only way is to fight your way out and keep going until the dream comes true." Dame Kelly Holmes, athlete
  10. "Hard days are the best. Because that’s when champions are made." Gabby Douglas, gymnast

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