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Modesty should be typical of the success of a champion.
I was an All-American in wrestling in high school, was National Champion in Chinese kickboxing in 1999 and have spent a lot of time around professional athletes, which includes my eight-plus years as CEO of a sports nutrition company.
I love talking to interesting people - people like O.J. Simpson, Andretti... I love champions. A champion has something special about him.
To be a champion you must act like one, act like a champion.
Being champion is all well and good, but you can't eat a crown.
I don't want to be remembered as a beaten champion.
My sensei was a British karate champion named Brian Fitkin. He was my mentor and because I had a hard relationship with my dad, he became a father figure to me.
Our fear of hypocrisy is forcing us to live in a world where gluttons are fine, so long as they champion gluttony.
I am now the Wimbledon champion, and I think that gives me even more confidence coming to the Olympics. And maybe in some ways, it maybe takes some pressure off the Olympics, because I already did win at Wimbledon this year.
I want to be remembered as a great athlete. As a boxing champion.
Now people all across America are starting to believe in America again. We are coming back, back to the heights of greatness, back to America's proud role as a temple of justice and a champion of peace.
Theodore C. Sorensen
Ask me what makes a champion runner, and I will tell you it helps to have the great good sense to choose your parents carefully.
Upon awakening in the morning, I wondered if the proceedings of the night before had been a dream. It was hard to believe that I was the world's heavyweight champion.
I've been knocked down more than any heavyweight champion in history.
I'm playing right now a role, and the role is called the 'Heavyweight Champion of the World.' And it takes all of the time. And I love this role, and it takes a lot of attention for me for the sport, and I just don't want to lose the title, so that's why I have to stay focused and not become an actor.
My biggest moment was winning the World Series because everyone in my town was able to feel he was a world champion.
I will never be an insider. I want to be the champion of people who don't have insiders and lobbyists supporting them.
What motivated me to dedicate myself to public service for nearly two-thirds of my life was the chance to produce results for those people who entrusted me to be their voice and their champion.
While the Super Bowl still smashes records for butts in the seats, eSports often run longer and never blinks. There's no commercial break. There's no halftime show. From start to finish, someone is going to walk home a champion, and you don't want to miss a second of it.
I'm not a wushu champion. I was an athlete when I was a kid. I was a swimmer and a runner, but all this action stuff is such a challenge. It really, really is.
A true champion is one who sweats from exhaustion when no one is watching.
I actually study boxing - my dad was a Golden Gloves champion so I learned how to fight at a very young age. Growing up in Brooklyn you always had to watch your back, so I pretty much learned to protect myself.
I remember taking my demo to every dance person in London. People were like, 'We don't know what this is!' The first people to champion me were a club in Manchester.
Each great athlete must some day bow to that perennial old champion, Father Time, even as I, for Time eventually wins.
History serves as a model not only of who and what we are to be, we learn what to champion and what to avoid.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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