Donovan Bailey Quotes.
You have to beat the king to be the king. No one is going to hand you a gold medal.
In sports, big names and celebrities drive events, and that’s what people gravitate to.
I’m a sprinter man. We don’t jog; we don’t walk. It’s full-out. It’s big engines. You don’t take a car that has 600 horsepower for a cross-country drive.
I’ll have to say winning the Olympic gold in Atlanta is a crowning achievement, along with the gold in the relay in the same games.
In running, I can internalize that intensity. I can handle it because it’s me and I’m coming back in the next race. I’m always ready for the next race.
When I ran the anchor leg to a gold medal with my Canadian teammates Glenroy Gilbert, Bruny Surin, and Robert Esmie in the 4×100-metre relay at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, it was my responsibility to motivate the guys as unofficial captain and leader.
If you’re open for praise, you have to be open to criticism.
I do a lot of media work, I’ve been investing and I’m involved with real estate. It’s totally different from what I had been doing but I find it challenging and fun. To be honest, I really don’t miss the track. I pretty well accomplished what I set out to do and it was time to move on.
I can’t criticize an athlete if they say they’re injured.
I’m on Twitter, Facebook. There’s a lot you can do with it, and it’s great to keep in touch. I try to throw a few things out on Twitter every day.
Whenever there is money, power, and titles involved, players are going to be corrupt. That might be a political statement, but that’s what it is for the athletes, too.
There are many commentators who have said the wrong thing before. That’s part of the business.
Im Jamaican, man. Im Jamaican first. You gotta understand thats where Im from. Thats home. That you can never take away from me. Im a Jamaican-born Canadian sprinter.
Being surrounded with such positive people always helps.
My dad is a great cricket fan, and I used to play a bit back in Jamaica.
I’m a competitor.
I think that every single person should play sports.
I’ve never been one that was on a diet, because I always ate well.
I love Adam Gemili – he’s the guy kids should aspire to be like.
Every kid needs a mentor. Everybody needs a mentor.
I’m a red meat lover. I eat carbs. I love carbs.
With success always comes criticism. I’ve been criticized every year of my life.
A team sport is not very good for me, because I can’t take losing.
A strained hamstring is a muscle tear and very easy to take care of with proper therapy. The greatest problem for a sprinter coming back from a hamstring injury is getting yourself to a point where you are confident mentally that all the muscles are going to be firing.
I’m Jamaican, man. I’m Jamaican first. You gotta understand that’s where I’m from. That’s home. That you can never take away from me. I’m a Jamaican-born Canadian sprinter.
What I did at the start of each season, regardless if I was coming back as the champion, was run indoors and take forward steps from the first race.
When you can listen to others’ perspectives, we can learn about the other people that make up this great country.