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Inspiring Quotes from Female Athletes to Get You Pumped for the Winter Olympics

Inspiring Quotes from Female Athletes to Get You Pumped for the Winter Olympics

“I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” — Mia Hamm, soccer player

“Surround yourself with the dreamers, the doers, the believers and thinkers; but most of all surround yourself with those who see greatness within you even when you don’t see it yourself.” — Simone Biles, gymnast

"If you go around being afraid, you're never going to enjoy life. You have only one chance, so you've got to have fun." — Lindsey Vonn, alpine ski racer

Girls playing sports is not about winning gold medals. It’s about self-esteem, learning to compete and learning how hard you have to work in order to achieve your goals.” —Jackie Joyner-Kersee, track and field athlete

Failure I can live with. Not trying is what I can’t handle!” — Sanya Richards-Ross 

“You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment!” — Aly Raisman, gymnast

"I'd rather be inspired by my competition than be jealous." — Jamie Anderson, slopestyle snowboarder

“If you think you can’t, you won’t, and if you think you can, you will... If you tell yourself you’re tired or if you tell yourself you’re sick, your body is going to follow the mind.” —Kellie Wells, track and field athelete

I’ve always been motivated more by negative comments than by positive ones. I know what I do well. Tell me what I don’t do well. — Abby Wambach, soccer player

“Acknowledge your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.” —Kara Goucher, long-distance runner

“Never put an age limit on your dreams.” —Dara Torres, swimmer

“There’s always a point where you get knocked down. But I draw on what I’ve learned on the track: If you work hard, things will work out.” — Lolo Jones, bobsledder

Passion is a huge prerequisite to winning. It makes you willing to jump through hoops, go through all the ups and downs and everything in between to reach your goal.” — Kerri Walsh, volleyball player

“Whatever brings you down will eventually make you stronger.” — Alex Morgan, soccer player 

"I’m really exciting. I smile a lot, I win a lot, and I’m really sexy." — Serena Williams, tennis player


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