We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Donovan Bailey Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Always educate yourself.
I can’t criticize an athlete if they say they’re injured.
I’d like to be a more consistent starter. I’d like a smoother transition from crouching to running. I have to learn to relax during a race and how to breathe.
If you botch a handoff or stutter step in a relay, then your team has to make up that lost time. It’s always you versus the clock.
My dad is a great cricket fan, and I used to play a bit back in Jamaica.
Our people historically have gone through a lot. That is our story. You can trace it all the way back to slavery. But it is incumbent upon everyone, no matter what field, to make it easier on the next generation.
You have to beat the king to be the king. No one is going to hand you a gold medal.
When I ran the anchor leg to a gold medal with my Canadian teammates Glenroy Gilbert, Bruny Surin, and Robert Esmie in the 4×100-metre relay at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, it was my responsibility to motivate the guys as unofficial captain and leader.
Basketball is probably one of the best workouts you can possibly have, because it’s cardiovascular and it’s plyometrics.
I’ve never been one that was on a diet, because I always ate well.
I’m on Twitter, Facebook. There’s a lot you can do with it, and it’s great to keep in touch. I try to throw a few things out on Twitter every day.
Every kid needs a mentor. Everybody needs a mentor.
Whenever there is money, power, and titles involved, players are going to be corrupt. That might be a political statement, but that’s what it is for the athletes, too.
If you’re open for praise, you have to be open to criticism.
A team sport is not very good for me, because I can’t take losing.
I love Adam Gemili – he’s the guy kids should aspire to be like.
There are many commentators who have said the wrong thing before. That’s part of the business.
I’m a competitor.
In sports, big names and celebrities drive events, and that’s what people gravitate to.
I’ve always been successful at what I do.
With success always comes criticism. I’ve been criticized every year of my life.
I’m a sprinter man. We don’t jog; we don’t walk. It’s full-out. It’s big engines. You don’t take a car that has 600 horsepower for a cross-country drive.
When I raced, I had great parents, even a greater coach and a nutritionist. I was never insecure.
I do a lot of media work, I’ve been investing and I’m involved with real estate. It’s totally different from what I had been doing but I find it challenging and fun. To be honest, I really don’t miss the track. I pretty well accomplished what I set out to do and it was time to move on.
I think that every single person should play sports.
In running, I can internalize that intensity. I can handle it because it’s me and I’m coming back in the next race. I’m always ready for the next race.
I’m Jamaican, man. I’m Jamaican first. You gotta understand that’s where I’m from. That’s home. That you can never take away from me. I’m a Jamaican-born Canadian sprinter.
Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams.
I love music, and a lot of it. Jazz is probably on the top with guys like Miles Davis. But I even enjoy music from the ’60s and ’70s.
I’m a red meat lover. I eat carbs. I love carbs.