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Inspirational Quotes From Olympic Greats

Posted on 05 August 2016

The Olympic games have begun in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and we're excited to see the World's finest athletes take to the stage to try and write their names into the history books.

Over the years we've been inspired by stories of commitment and sportsmanship, witnessed record breaking feats and come together to applaud unbelievable achievements.

We've put together our favourite inspirational quotes from Olympians past and present to help keep you motivated on your journey to greatness. 

Inspirational Quotes From Olympic Greats - Get Motivated To Achieve Your Fitness Goals With Mo Farah - Don't dream of winning. Train for it!

Mo Farah (United Kingdom, Athletics)

2 x Gold
 
"Don't dream of winning. Train for it!"
 
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    Motivation And Inspirational Quotes From Olympic Greats - Get Motivated To Achieve Your Fitness Goals With Muhammad Ali - He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life

Muhammad Ali (USA, Boxing)

1 x Gold
 
"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life"
   
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Motivation And Inspirational Quotes From Olympic Greats - Get Motivated To Achieve Your Fitness Goals With Wilma Rudolph - Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: the potential for greatness lives within each of us

Wilma Rudolph (USA, Athletics)

3 x Gold
 
"Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: the potential for greatness lives within each of us"
 
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Motivation And Inspirational Quotes From Olympic Greats - Get Motivated To Achieve Your Fitness Goals With Serena Williams - I always believe I can beat the best, achieve the best. I always see myself in the top position

Serena Williams (USA, Tennis)

4 x Gold
  
"I always believe I can beat the best, achieve the best. I always see myself in the top position"
 
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Motivation And Inspirational Quotes From Olympic Greats - Get Motivated To Achieve Your Fitness Goals With Haile Gebrselassie - When you run the marathon, you run against the distance, not against the other runners and not against the time

Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia, Athletics)

2 x Gold
 
"When you run the marathon, you run against the distance, not against the other runners and not against the time"
 
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Motivation And Inspirational Quotes From Olympic Greats - Get Motivated To Achieve Your Fitness Goals With Chris Hoy - If you go to the line knowing you have given it absolutely 100% in every training session you have done, you know that there's nothing else you could have done and that helps you to deal with the pressure

Chris Hoy (United Kingdom, Cycling)

6 x Gold 1 x Silver
 
"If you go to the line knowing you have given it absolutely 100% in every training session you have done, you know that there's nothing else you could have done and that helps you to deal with the pressure"
 
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Motivation And Inspirational Quotes From Olympic Greats - Get Motivated To Achieve Your Fitness Goals With Bob Beamon - If my dreams can happen to me, your dreams can happen to you. Champions are not made on the track or field; champions are made by the things you accomplish and the way you use your abilities in everyday life situations

Bob Beamon (USA, Athletics)

1 x Gold

"If my dreams can happen to me, your dreams can happen to you. Champions are not made on the track or field; champions are made by the things you accomplish and the way you use your abilities in everyday life situations"

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Motivation And Inspirational Quotes From Olympic Greats - Get Motivated To Achieve Your Fitness Goals With Nadia Comaneci - I don't run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet

Nadia Comaneci (Romania, Gymnastics)

5 x Gold 3 x Silver 1 x Bronze
 
"I don't run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet"
 
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Motivation And Inspirational Quotes From Olympic Greats - Get Motivated To Achieve Your Fitness Goals With Jesse Owens - We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort

Jesse Owens (USA, Athletics)

4 x Gold

"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort"

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Motivation And Inspirational Quotes From Olympic Greats - Get Motivated To Achieve Your Fitness Goals With Michael Phelps - If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren't willing to do

Michael Phelps (USA, Swimming)

18 x Gold 2 x Silver 2 x Bronze
  

"If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren't willing to do"

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Motivation And Inspirational Quotes From Olympic Greats - Get Motivated To Achieve Your Fitness Goals With Usain Bolt - Worrying gets you nowhere. If you turn up worrying about how you're going to perform, you've already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself

Usain Bolt (Jamaica, Athletics)

6 x Gold
  
"Worrying gets you nowhere. If you turn up worrying about how you're going to perform, you've already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself"
 
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Motivation And Inspirational Quotes From Olympic Greats - Get Motivated To Achieve Your Fitness Goals With Kelly Holmes - I was 12 when I started and 34 before I achieved my dream, that should give people hope

Kelly Holmes (United Kingdom, Athletics)

2 x Gold 1 x Bronze
  
"I was 12 when I started and 34 before I achieved my dream, that should give people hope"
 
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Motivation And Inspirational Quotes From Olympic Greats - Get Motivated To Achieve Your Fitness Goals With Michael Johnson - As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion

Michael Johnson (USA, Athletics)

4 x Gold
 
"As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion"
 
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Motivation And Inspirational Quotes From Olympic Greats - Get Motivated To Achieve Your Fitness Goals With Kipchoge Keino - This life we have is short, so let us leave a mark for people to remember

Kipchoge Keino (Kenya, Athletics)

2 x Gold 2 x Silver
 
"This life we have is short, so let us leave a mark for people to remember"
 
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Motivation And Inspirational Quotes From Olympic Greats - Get Motivated To Achieve Your Fitness Goals With Cathy Freeman - Twenty seconds before a race, there’s absolute focus. The key thing is to achieve relaxation, but at the same to have absolute control. You’ve got to find the balance between being totally ready to go and being really at peace with yourself as well

Cathy Freeman (Australia, Athletics)

1 x Gold 1 x Silver
 
"Twenty seconds before a race, there’s absolute focus. The key thing is to achieve relaxation, but at the same to have absolute control. You’ve got to find the balance between being totally ready to go and being really at peace with yourself as well"
 
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1 comment

  • Charlie roath: August 06, 2016

    Thanks saved mine as my Twitter header

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