“I’m not a big fan of blank platitudes, I think it’s impossible to give absolutely everybody that’s out there just one piece of advice so I’m not suggesting that my advice is so valuable that so many people want to hear it or whatever but we’re so so confronted with those platitudes on social media and Instagram and stuff like that, people constantly just doing these inspirational quotes and stuff. If I could ask everybody to do one thing, I think we’re in a place globally where people aren’t thinking for themselves enough. Critical thinking has seem to maybe fade away a little bit in the sense of the way we vote, the way we act, the way we treat each other, what we post, and what we talk about aren’t necessarily like our own design. People aren’t thinking enough to themselves and there’s lot of followers, everybody’s focused on how many followers you have and not really focused on doing something really meaningful so I guess I ask people to not be a follower, be a leader.” - Adam Van Koeverden, Olympic and World Champion, 4x Olympic Medalist, Multiple World Championship Medalist. (2/4)
Historia detrás de un PR...Matthias Steiner, enorme PR de C&J de 258 kg (567 lbs) para ganar las Olimpiadas de Beijing 2008. Después de perder a su esposa en accidente automovilístico a falta de 1 año para la competencia, Steiner recordó que el le había dicho a su esposa que el iba a ganar las Olimpiadas, con la partida de su esposa perdió la motivación para hacer lo que le había dicho a su esposa, el obtuvo un enorme PR 8 kg por encima del ruso Chigishev para así ganar el Oro, Steiner con una emoción increíble se quiebra y comparte lleno de alegría y tristeza a la vez sus emociones. Es increíble lo que las emociones pueden lograr. Un gran momento para nuestro deporte.
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#weightliftingcelebration Matthias Steiner clean and jerking a huge PR of 258kg to win the Beijing Olympics. After losing his wife in a car crash almost exactly a year prior to competing, Steiner recalled that he had previously told his wife that he would win the Olympics. With her gone, and left with the motivation to do what he told her, he hit a huge PR, clean and jerking 8 kilos more than the Russian Chigishev for the gold. In a huge release of emotion, Steiner breaks down, filled with sheer joy and utter sadness. It is amazing what emotion can do. This is one of the great moments of our sport.
In Steiner we trust!
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Training Camp life in Oxnard, CA as Team @lomachenkovasiliy prepare for the huge showdown with Guillermo Rigondeaux December 9th at @thegarden in New York City. All of us are so proud to be a part of Team Lomachenko. Its such an honour that he wears the Rival brand. #RivalFamily#Boxing#Boxe#Boxeo#WorldChampion#OlympicChampion#P4P
“I’ve been paddling for 21 years, started in 1995 in the first few weeks of the 8th grade and quit same time the year in 2016 so I think that adds up to 21 years. 17-18 year of them on the National team, went to 4 Olympics, and whole bunch of World Championships in between so I’m proud of my career when I look back on it but you know, nothing will ever replace it and that’s something I got to stay mindful of, like nothing’s ever going to make me feel like that again but that doesn’t mean I can’t continue to be rewarded by my hard work and look forward to exciting challenges and opportunities. It’s just, it’s different. It was an exciting time of my life and I’ll always look back at it with a lot of warmth, pride and nostalgia. I’m still looking forward to the next challenge though.
In the last year, it’s been a lot different, sort of looking to navigate the difference between training and exercise a little bit, still very interested in exercising, not so much in training anymore so it’s been one challenge. I’m staying really kind of diverse, one of the reasons I’ve taken a bit of a step away from kayaking in the last 12 months is because I want to see what else is out there you know, I’ve spent so many years paddling in a straight line and loving it but I had a good opportunity to sort of diversify my portfolio work a little bit and it’s been rewarding.” - Adam Van Koeverden, Olympic and World Champion Kayaker, 4x Olympic Medalist, Multiple World Championship Medalist. (1/4)
Aleksandra & Ivan liked❤ | Wanna hear a quick story?🤔➡️ Actually Ice Dance was the last event I started watching bc it didn't really get me at first. But then by accident I watched Stepanova/Bukins Free Dance at the WCH 2016 and they got me somehow with their performence, since then I'm a big fan of this discipline and of so many more pairs. So say what you want to, but these two made me love Ice Dance. I can't get over them❤❤❤
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