Monday, August 20th, 2018

Top 10 Motivational Quotes From Olympic Gold Medalist Peggy Fleming

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peggy fleming 2 Top 10 Motivational Quotes From Olympic Gold Medalist Peggy Fleming

“Giving life to music through skating was something I wanted to be known for.”

“I think exercise tests us in so many ways, our skills, our hearts, our ability to bounce back after setbacks. This is the inner beauty of sports and competition, and it can serve us all well as adult athletes.”

“In 1968, in the midst of the tumultuous 1960s, the Olympics were much more than just another event.”

“Skating was the vessel into which I could pour my heart and soul.”

“When the going got tough, I really had to draw on many of the same competitive instincts I did when I was skating. I really had to put my head down and stay positive. I had to fight.”

“The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours.”



“I think skating helped me find myself.”

“My sport taught me what I could do with my talents, whether in the rink or in the rest of my life.”

“When I was on the ice, in the lights, with the music and the motion, there was a certain kind of flirtation that gave great energy and expressiveness to my performance.”

~Peggy Fleming Olympic Gold Medal 1968 Women’s Figure Skating

Peggy Gail Fleming (born July 27, 1948) in San Jose, California. Her unusual style led to five U.S. titles, three World titles and the gold medal in the 1968 Olympics in Grenoble, France. Her award in Grenoble was singularly important for the American athletes and the nation as a whole, for this was the only gold medal that the U.S. Olympic team won in the 1968 Winter Games.

It signaled a return to American dominance in the sport of women’s figure skating following the unprecedented tragedy of the 1961 plane crash killing the United States figure skating team while on route to the 1961 World Figure Skating Championships.

Fleming was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998. The cancer was detected in its early stages, and surgery was successful. She became a breast cancer activist who recommends not procrastinating and early detection.

Trivia: Fleming and her husband also own and operate Fleming Jenkins Vineyards & Winery in California. The winery produces close to 2,000 cases of wine a year with such brands as “Choreography Cabernet” and “San Francisco Bay Syrah Rosé.”Profits from the “Victories Rosé” go towards charities that support research towards breast cancer.


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