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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, January 4, 2016
Success is not the sole outcome
of talent and skills but equally
important is having the right phi-
losophy and passion toward achiev-
ing identifiable targets and goals.
The sporting field is no different.
Successful sportswomen, sports-
men, and coaches have all used var-
ious self-motivating maxims in
addition to their talents and skills
to overcome challenges and obsta-
cles and stay ahead of the compe-
tition in their respective sporting
Here are some inspiring sayings
from athletes and coaches whose
indelible achievements are well noted
that can serve as additional moti-
vation for the country s sportswomen
and sportsmen as they prepare to
launch an assault on their personal
and collective goals in 2016.
Never give up, never give in, and
when the upper hand is ours, may
we have the ability to handle the
win with the dignity that we
absorbed the loss.
Persistence can change failure into
American swimmer, 11- time Olympic
Make sure your worst enemy doesn t
live between your own two ears.
American big-wave surfer.
Set your goals high, and do not stop
till you get there.
retired American baseball and football
In the end, it s extra effort that sep-
arates a winner from second place.
It takes desire, determination, dis-
cipline, and self-sacrifice. Put all
these together, and even if you don t
win, how can you lose?
four-time gold medalist, Berlin Olympics
If you fail to prepare, you re prepared
nine-time Olympic champion, swimming
Champions keep playing until they
get it right.
Billie Jean King,
You are never really playing an oppo-
nent. You are playing yourself, your
own highest standards, and when
you reach your limits, that is real joy.
Without self-discipline, success is
American football coach.
To uncover your true potential you
must first find your own limits and
then you have to have the courage
to blow past them.
alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medal-
I hated every minute of training, but
I said, "Don t quit. Suffer now and
live the rest of your life as a cham-
former World heavyweight boxing
It ain t over till it s over.
American baseball player and manager.
Excellence is the gradual result of
always striving to do better.
former NBA player and coach.
Concentration comes out of a com-
bination of confidence and hunger.
Never give up! Failure and rejection
are only the first step to succeeding.
former basketball player/coach.
To win you have to score one more
goal that your opponent.
Dutch footballer and coach.
The strength of the team is each
individual member. The strength of
each member is the team.
former NBA player, coach.
Ask not what your teammates can
do for you. Ask what you can do for
former LA Lakers basketballer.
If you are afraid of failure you don t
deserve to be successful!
former NBA player.
Money does not guarantee success.
Jose Mourinho "The Special
A good hockey player plays where
the puck is. A great hockey player
plays where the puck is going to be.
NHL hockey icon.
No matter how good you get you
can always get better and that s the
You can t put a limit on anything.
The more you dream, the further
Congratulations to all sports-
women and sportsmen, coaches and
administrators for performances in
2015. Assuming a level playing field
and looking ahead, the sky is the
limit and even if the world is not
conquered, ensure optimum effort
is displayed at all times through dis-
cipline, determination and persist-
ence in the execution of your skills.
Winning is about finishing what was
started which means physical, mental
and emotional preparation and exe-
Best wishes to everyone for 2016.
May The Force be with you!
The excitement and thrills of a
Mountain Bike Cross Country
Eliminator (XCE) will introduce
itself in T&T when the Northern
Rangers, Mountain Bike Kings and
Trailing Edge clubs join forces to
host the first XCE Trial Event on
The XCE mixes the excitement
of the Elimination or Devil takes
the Hindmost race on the track,
the tactics and format of the keirin
on the track, the unrelenting speed
of a criterium on the road and chal-
lenging courses of Cross Country
Mountain Biking all mixed into an
exciting race. It is fast paced and
extremely spectator friendly and
it is expected to be well attended
and action packed.
The XCE course is short (500 -
1,000 metres), and includes natural
and man-made obstacles. The
event begins with a time trial qual-
ifier, with all cyclists doing one lap
of the course, setting off one at a
time. The main event typically has
32 participants, which are deter-
mined from the time trial.
The proposed course is at
Bellerand Park in Chaguaramas.
The distance is just under 500m,
and is expected to take the fastest
riders under two minutes to com-
The course will include obstacles
such as bamboo logs (secured to
the ground) and will take advantage
of some of the drop offs from the
concrete platforms in the play park
area. Parking will be in the adjacent
car park, and there are also bath-
room facilities on site.
There will be no cash prizes but
medals will be awarded to the top
finishers. The entry fee is $100,
with Youth Development Kids
under 13 paying $20.
More information will be released
within one week of the event date.
Interested persons can contact
Northern Rangers Mountain Bike
Mountain Bike Kings at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Trailing
Edge (David Hackshaw) at
Arjoon Samlal will defend his
title when the Brechin Castle Golf
Club hosts its annual Brechin Cas-
tle Open at the club s course in
Couva next week end.
This is the first major champi-
onship for the club in 2016 and it
signals the beginning of the nation-
al selection process. Samlal will
defend his title against a very com-
petitive field. The tournament will
feature three divisions with hand-
icaps ranging from 0-7, 8-14 and
15-24. All interested golfers can
contact Haroon Joseph at 755-7476
or Ernest DeGannes at 492-6957.
What goes into a winner?
I ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I ve lost almost 300
matches. Twenty-six times, I ve been trusted to take the game winning
shot and missed. I ve failed over and over and over again in my life.
And that is why I succeed.
six-time NBA champion.
You can t afford to live your life
Mountain Bike Cross Country coming to T&T
A Mountain Bike Cross Country
Event will take place in T&T on
Samlal to defend Brechin Castle Open
National golfer Dave Rajkumar, right, teamed up with Johanson Singh to
win the final tournament of 2015 at Brechin Castle (BC) Golf Club on
Sunday. The format of the game was two ball, better ball, 3/4 handicap
Stableford. Their score of 45 was enough to ensure that they won the
title. The club is now preparing for its first major championship for 2016
which would be the BC Open on January 9 and 10.
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