Champions Never Quit, Never Surrender

What makes a champion? Is it an unrelenting attitude, belief in yourself, focus and determination? A champion is a strong competitor who never quits, never surrenders. A true champion would rather fall down while striving and exerting maximum effort, than to sit down because she is tired. I remember maintaining a wide horse-stance in karate class for what seemed like hours while our instructor often repeated that it was acceptable to collapse to the ground, but forbidden to stand up to find relief. Quitting is never an option for winners. Remember the words of Tim Allen’s Captain Nesmith character in Galaxy Quest, «Never quit. Never surrender.»

At Wimbledon this year, we witnessed a true champion in action: According to the Associated Press, «Hobbled and hurting and essentially playing on one leg, Serena Williams managed to gut out a three-set victory.» At one point, Williams fell to the ground, experiencing a crippling leg cramp. «I thought about not finishing, but very briefly. I thought I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if I hadn’t at least tried» she said after the event. Serena Williams summoned all of the strength and fortitude within her and found victory, as a true champion will. Against all odds, she prevailed.

The same attitude and characteristics also describe the successful entrepreneur. Although it may appear sometimes that there is little hope, you must remain hopeful. There is always something to be learned from past experiences, something that we can reach inward for that will furnish the drive and inspiration to prevail.

There will always be that quiet temptation to quit, to find a job and escape, but the serious entrepreneur realizes that during those disconcerting moments, success is often waiting, just ahead, obscured by the next curve in the road. Though currently unseen, triumph awaits beyond the coming dip.

The winner knows in her gut that she will find a way to prevail in her current course or will change course as many times as necessary, ultimately finding success there. This winning attitude is expressed so eloquently in the old adage» I cannot do anything about the wind, but I can adjust my sails.» To quit is simply not an option. That is the winning attitude that separates champions from everyone else.

Entrepreneurial champions possess these same characteristics. Most winners are also further inspired by tales of other winners and their successes against all odds. Such sources of inspiration often fuel the fires of desire and persistence, providing that much needed boost that often provides their edge. Go and do likewise.

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Parkview Boys and Wesleyan Girls Crush Competition For Georgia State Track Championships

Parkview High School got wins from Ethan Kasson, Julian Vann, Taron Squires, Davin Nash and Sean Stephenson and rode a bunch of depth in other events to dominate the competition and win the 2009 Georgia State Boys 5A Track Championship.

Kasson won the 400, Vann the triple jump and Parkview took the 4 x 400 relay as Mill Creek had to settle for the runner-up spot with 39 points to Parkview’s 80.

In 4A competition, Kenneth Gilstrap won the 100 and 200 and was part of the winning 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 relay teams as Miller Grove High School took the title with 71 points to Alexander’s 59. Not to be outdone, Stephen Hill added both a victory in the 300 hurdles and soared to the long jump title with a leap of 28-08.75. Hill’s leap becomes the best prep performance in the United States this season.

Sir Paul Jones doubled in the 110 and 300 hurdles to lead Monroe to the 3A title over Elbert County, 57-45.

Westlake easily won the girls 5A title over runner-up Collins Hill, 65-48. Westlake’s Zahra Thomas won the 400 in 55.34, Aubrielle Wright won the 800, Shani Chandler won the 300 hurdles, and Westlake took the 4 x 100 relay (with Thomas, Kinsley Lawson, Aminah Blount and Davita Washington) and 4 x 400 relay (with Thomas, Blount, Wright and Chandler).

5A competitor Chalonda Goodman of Newnan doubled in the 100 and 200 but did not exceed her leading times nationally in the 100 (11.30) or 200 (23.32). 5A competitor Amanda Winslow of Collins Hill doubled in the 1600 (4:44.97) and 3200 (10:42.70). Winslow’s 4:44.97 time leads all runners nationally in the 1600.

Kia Jackson doubled in the 100 and 200, and Morgan Snow won the 100 hurdles to lead Southwest DeKalb to the girls 4A title over Starr’s Mill, 61-54.

Monroe used wins by LaKeisha Jackson in the 100 hurdles, Mimieux Land in the high jump, and its 4 x 100 relay team (Jackson, Land, Alanesha McFarland and Kenza Bailey) to outlast Towers, 51-46, to capture the 3A championship.

Brittany Porter of Towers doubled in the long jump and triple jump. Porter is the top prep in the nation in the long jump with a leap of 20-03 and has another jump of 21-03.5.

In the 2A boys finals, Westminster ran away from runner-up Mitchell County 62 to 46 to win the championship with individual winners Maalik Reynolds in the high jump and LB Joel in the discus, and some depth that produced a lot of points that just kept adding up.

Warren County outscored runner-up Athens Christian 70.5 to 59 to win the 1A boys title as Warren County’s Coby Reynolds doubled in the 100 and 200 and then anchored the winning 4 x 100 relay team with Kentrell Latimore, Andrew Webb and Antonio Benton.

One of the best individual performances of the day was by Raymond Higgs of Athens Christian who personally scored 30 of Athens Christian’s 59 points by winning the high jump with an outstanding leap of 7-02.25 (the best of the day among all divisions), winning the long jump (24-04) and the triple jump (48-01).

Among the winning boys teams, it was both Westminster’s and Warren County’s 3rd state title. For the new kids on the block-Parkview, Miller Grove and Monroe-it was their first title ever. Legendary boys programs like Carrollton, with 24 state titles, and those with more recent success, like Landmark Christian with 7 straight titles, have had terrific success, but not this year.

The race for the title in the girls 2A Division was the closest of the day as Greater Atlanta Christian’s 49 points was enough to outlast the Jordan and Decatur teams which both scored 46 to tie for runner-up. Greater Atlanta Christian rode to their championship on Lauren Kester’s 3200 win and field victories by Jessica Tuggle in the triple jump and Claire Goodson in the pole vault.

Wesleyan amassed 83 points to run away with the girls 1A title as Darlington was runner-up with 51. The Wesleyan girls did not come to the meet to compete, they came to win with 1st place finishes by Erika Ramsey in the 1600, 4 x 200 relay (Emily Howell, Grace Leah Baughn, Caroline Miller and Chantel Kennedy), Anne Marie Armstrong in the high jump and Holli Wilkins in the shot put.

Wesleyan also had runner-ups in the 400 (Chantel Kennedy), and 4 x 100 relay (Elise Abernathy, Emily Howell, Erin Hall and Chantel Kennedy). Almost lost in the shuffle was an outstanding 400-meter winning time of 55.76 by Megan Malasarte while competing in the smallest school 1-A Division.

Among the winning girls teams, Southwest DeKalb won its 3rd straight title, Greater Atlanta Christian and Monroe won their 2nd, and Monroe and Wesleyan won their 1st. 1A powerhouse Landmark Christian, which had won 5 straight titles, 6 of the last 9 and tied in 2000 for 7 titles in the last 10 years, finished a distant 9th this year.

2009 Georgia State Champions – Boys 5A Division

Team Winner – Parkview with 80 Points – Runner-Up – Mill Creek with 39.

100-Meter Dash – 10.7 – Eric Harris of Kell High School.

200 – 21.18 – Eric Harris of Kell High School.

400 – 47.43 – Ethan Kasson of Parkview.

800 – 1:54.94 -Blair Obryant of Chapel Hill.

1660 – 4:17.36 – Kirubel Erassa of Grayson.

3200 – 9:21.99 – Tyler Anyan of Brookwood.

110 Hurdles – 13.93 – Aleec Harris of Duluth.

300 Hurdles – 37.95 – Justin Sims of Redan.

4 x 100 Relay – 41.46 – Stephenson (Raymond Sanders, Jonathan Blackley, Kerry Hartley and Richard Drake)

4 x 400 Relay – 3:16.98 – Parkview (Ethan Kasson, Taron Squires, Davin Nash and Sean Stephenson).

High Jump – 7-02 – David Smith of Lovejoy.

Long Jump – 24-06.5 -Demar Forbes of M. L. King.

Triple Jump – 47.01.25 – Julian Vann of Parkview.

Pole Vault – 14-06 – Michael Kopanski of Mill Creek.

Shot Put – 60-03.5 – Nabil Mubarak of Grayson.

Discus – 162.01 – Nabil Mubarak of Grayson.

2009 Georgia State Champions – Boys 4A Division

Team Winner – Miller Grove with 71 – Runner-Up – Alexander with 59.

100 – 10.44 – Kenneth Gilstrap of Miller Grove.

200 – 21.23 – Kenneth Gilstrap of Miller Grove.

400 – 46.85 – Andre Carter of Alexander.

800 – 1:53.2 – Vince Brown of McIntosh.

1600 – 4:27.21 – AJ Meyer of Northwest Whitfield.

3200 – 9:46.23 – Cameron Reed of Alexander.

110 Hurdles – 13.98 – Marcus Maxey of Clarke Central.

300 Hurdles – 37.91 – Stephen Hill of Miller Grove.

4 x 100 Relay – 40.95 – Miller Grove (Kendrick Ings, Johnathan Norris, Kenneth Gilstrap and Antione Hightower).

4 x 400 Relay – 3:19.55 – Miller Grove (Stephen Hill, Antonio Carter, Kenneth Gilstrap and Antione Hightower).

High Jump – 6-08 – Graylin Ward of Northgate.

Long Jump – 25-08.75 – Stephen Hill of Miller Grove.

Triple Jump – 47-05.5 – David Lee of Tucker.

Pole Vault – 14-00 – Jake Bridges of Northwest Whitfield.

Shot Put – 61-05.75 – Davis Fraker of McIntosh.

Discus – 181-01 – Davis Fraker of McIntosh.

2009 Georgia State Champions – Boys 3A Division

Team Winner – Monroe with 57 – Runner-Up – Elbert County with 45.

100 – 10.66 – Karl Williams of Eastside.

200 – 21.74 – Damian Johnson of Bruke County.

400 – 47.56 – Jamel Wood of Eagle’s Landing.

800 – 1:55.71 – Kuaniyal Chol of Dunwoody.

1600 – 4:24.5 – Will Ficklin of Spalding.

3200 – 9:31.91 – Cody Barger of North Hall.

110 Hurdles – 14.37 – Sir Paul Jones of Monroe.

300 Hurdles – 38.11 – Sir Paul Jones of Monroe.

4 x 100 Relay – 41.47 – Washington (Qudral Forte, Sanchez McMullen, Antonio Goodwin and Branden Smith).

4 x 400 Relay – 3:15.87 – Cedar Grove (Stanley McBride, Vincent Dallas, James Hugley and Kaylan Jackson).

High Jump – 7-00 – Darius King of Riverwood.

Long Jump – 24-01.5 – Damian Johnson of Burke County.

Triple Jump – 49-05.75 – Damian Johnson of Burke County.

Pole Vault – 15-06 – Paul Malquist of Gainesville.

Shot Put – 57-06.5 – Daniel Drummond of Flowery Branch.

Discus – 169-06 – Daniel Drummond of Flowery Branch.

2009 Georgia State Champions – Girls 5A Division

Team Winner – Westlake with 65 – Runner-Up – Collins Hill with 48.

100 – 11.54 – Chalonda Goodman of Newnan.

200 – 23.91 – Chalonda Goodman of Newnan.

400 – 55.34 – Zahra Thomas of Westlake.

800 – 2:13.09 – Aubrielle Wright of Westlake.

1600 – 4:44.97 – Amanda Winslow of Collins Hill.

3200 – 10:42.70 – Amanda Winslow of Collins Hill.

100 Hurdles – 14.12 – Jasmine Edgerson of Campbell.

300 Hurdles – 43.33 – Shani Chandler of Westlake.

4 x 100 Relay – 46.77 – Westlake (Zahra Thomas, Kinsley Lawson, Aminah Blount and Davita Washington).

4 x 400 Relay – 3:36.11 – Westlake (Zahra Thomas, Aminah Blount, Aubrielle Wright and Shani Chandler).

High Jump – 5-06 – Keira Peak of Lowndes.

Long Jump – 18-08 – Tamala Daley of Redan.

Triple Jump – 38-03 – Tamala Daley of Redan.

Pole Vault – 11-07 – Lauren Hutchinson of North Cobb.

Shot Put – 47-03 – Lauren Chambers of Kell.

Discus – 130-07 – Emily Brewer of Brookwood.

2009 Georgia State Champions – Girls 4A Division

Team Winner – Southwest DeKalb with 61 – Runner-Up – Starr’s Mill with 54.

100 – 11.63 – Kia Jackson of Southwest DeKalb.

200 – 24.86 – Kia Jackson of Southwest DeKalb.

400 – 57.17 – Morgan Williams of Northwest Whitfield.

800 – 2:18.09 – Morgan Williams of Northwest Whitfield.

1600 – 5:07.54 – Meghan Wetterhall of Lakeside DeKalb.

3200 – 11:07.16 – Meghan Wetterhall of Lakeside DeKalb.

100 Hurdles – 14.40 – Morgan Snow of Southwest DeKalb.

300 Hurdles – 43.53 – Sonni Austin of Miller Grove.

High Jump – 5-04 – Baiesha Johnson of Glynn Academy.

Long Jump – 18-04 – Baiesha Johnson of Glynn Academy.

Triple Jump – 38-06 -Cynia Clark of Lithonia.

Pole Vault – 10-0 – Jordan Cole of Alexander.

Shot Put – 42-11 – Patrice Gates of Villa Rica.

Discus – 133-09 – Katie Bragg of Starr’s Mill.

2009 Georgia State Champions – Girls 3A Division

Team Winner – Monroe with 51 – Runner-Up – Towers with 46.

100 – 11.78 – Takeia Pickney of Columbia.

200 – 25.19 – Jawanda King of Therrell.

400 – 56.49 – Torrenzia M. Lyles of Shaw.

800 – 2:17/55 – Asia Palmer of Eastside.

1600 – 5:08.81 – Bret McDaniel of Riverwood.

3200 – 11:04.96 – Bret McDaniel of Riverwood.

100 Hurdles – 14.45 – LaKeisha Jackson of Monroe.

300 Hurdles – 44.74 – Pearline Walker of Baldwin.

4 x 100 Relay – 47.90 – Monroe (Alanesha McFarland, Kenza Bailey, LaKeisha Jackson and Mimieux Land).

4 x 400 Relay – Eastside (Kimberly Thomas, Asia Palmer, Shyanne Uguwibe and Whitney Martin).

High Jump – 5-07 – Mimieux Land of Monroe.

Long Jump – 19-07.5 – Brittany Porter of Towers.

Triple Jump – 38-11 – Brittany Porter of Towers.

Pole Vault – 11-03 – Sloan Bunting of West Forsyth.

Shot Put – 41-10 – J’Quyra Moncur-Blue of Eastside.

Discus – 126-05 – J’Quyra Moncur-Blue of Eastside.

Copyright © 2009 Ed Bagley

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Chivas Prevail, Champions League Heartbreak for Toronto

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A scantily-clad pitch invader halted the the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham in the first half.

The blonde woman sprinted across the pitch wearing a revealing black leotard emblazoned with the phrase «Vitaly Uncensored».

She was spotted running with her hands in the air before being caught by stewards and escorted from the field after the referee had been forced to stop play.

The woman is believed to be Kinsey Wolanski, the girlfriend of the Youtube prankster who invaded the 2014 World Cup Final.

But fans were left asking one question – who are «Vitaly Uncensored», the group seemingly behind the interruption?

The adult website claims to undertake «wild pranks» of a sexual nature with «no rules».

It is not the first time a huge game of this magnitude has been disrupted by a pitch invader, after members of Pussy Riot crashed last year’s World Cup Final.

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UEFA Short Film | Incredible never-before-seen footage of Liverpool's Champions League triumph

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