Inspirational Quotes From Rio Olympics Athletes

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The Rio Olympics is an event thousands of athletes all over the world have trained for, World records will be broken, remade, gold medals to be won and so much more building up at this point. 

The athletes seem ever energetic, performing the impossible and changing the way we mention that word impossible, but what keeps this athletes going?, what keeps them striving to win?, what motivates them?

That's why we've gathered up some of their most rousing quotes to help you get started on your own gold medal journey and also be able to motivate yourself



Don't forget to have fun

"Have fun, because that's what life is all about."

Ryan Lochte, swimming

Capitalize on your talent

"Everybody has a talent, but it's what you do with that talent to make it great."

Alex Morgan, soccer
Never!

"Never quit. Never give up."

Gabby Douglas, gymnastics
Imagine the impossible
"Nothing is impossible. With so many people saying it couldn't be done, all it takes is an imagination."

Michael Phelps, swimming
Picture the gold
"I always believe I can beat the best, achieve the best. I always see myself in the top."

Serena Williams, tennis
Hard work beats all

"Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work."

Andre Agassi, tennis
Confidence is key

"If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win."

Carl Lewis, track and field



Never skip the preparation

"The key is not the will to win. Everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important."

Bobby Knight, coach of the 1984 gold medal-winning U.S. national basketball team
Fighting harder

"You have to fight harder, dig deeper, and prove all the doubters wrongs."

Carli Lloyd, soccer

There's no cap
"Never put an age limit on your dreams."

Dara Torres, swimming

The power of passion

"Passion makes you willing to jump through hoops, go through all the ups and downs and everything in between to reach your goal."

Kerri Walsh Jennings, beach volleyball



My time

"This is my day. This is my purpose. I'm not afraid to win."

Kayla Harrison, judo
A true hero

"True heroes are made of hard work and integrity."

Hope Solo, soccer
The importance of hard work
"If you work hard, things will work out."

Lolo Jones, track and field

Winning doesn't mean gold
"I also realize that winning doesn't always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself."

Meb Keflezighi, marathon



Finding your fire

"Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It's our goal in life to find it and keep it lit."

Mary Lou Retton, gymnastics

Prepare, prepare, prepare

"If you fail to prepare, you're prepared to fail."

Mark Spitz, swimming

Good luck!

"Somebody may beat me but they are going to have to bleed to do it."

Steve Prefontaine, running

Finding your courage
"If you have the courage to fail, then you have the courage to succeed."

Shalane Flanagan, running

Always try

"Failure I can live with. Not trying is what I can't handle!"

Sanya Richards Ross, track and field

Stay Healthy, Stay Wise 

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