Saturday, August 30, 2008

Lessons from Olympics

American boxers were all knocked out before the medal round with the exception of Deontay Wilder's. The failure of the talented boxing team is attributed to the National coach. Their real fault came from them listening too much to their parents. The scoring in Olympics is different from the usual scoring and that was new to their coaches and parents. Most of the boxers who listened to their personal coaches and parents were eliminated before the medal rounds while the one who listened to the national coach lasted in the competition. That tells it all. People appear on American idol to claim that they have been singing in church since when they were 3 years old. The fact that you have been singing even before you grew teeth does not mean you know how to sing. The fact that they have been boxing and wining does not mean they know how to box. They might have been facing balloon opponents whom they used for workouts that they call victories and that blew wide their ego to think they cannot listen to Coach Campbell.
Liu Xiang Chinese pride had an injury and Tyson Gay did not qualify for the finals. Bolt set World Records in 100, 200 and 400 relay. Michael Phelps succeeded in rewriting the pages of history by winning 8 gold medals in a single Olympics. It was the highest a single Olympian has ever won. Darra Torres proved that even at 40 one could still do competitive sports. Charlotte Mbango from Cameroon won gold before she was recognized. While failure is an orphan success has many brothers and sisters. If wishes were horses then Jenn Stuczynski would have been champion but Yelena Isinbayeva got the Olympic gold, a world record and taught the American a lesson in humility (http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/player.html?assetid=0817_isinbayeva_ja294&channelcode=sportat ).
Soccer is still in its primitive stages in the US so much so that their journalists don’t even know much about great players. It baffles me how well informed journalist could have compared Freddy Adu with Pele or Messi with Maradona. At times I hear people compare Ronaldhini with Pele. In Latin America we had Pele and Maradon and they did not have a second or third even in the world. In Europe we have Johan Cruyff and Eusebio and they did not have a second or fourth. Africa had a bunch at the same level. Amongst goalkeepers in the world we had Nkono and Dino Zoff and the rest would be their students. Well back to the Olympics.
There was disaster in Track and field for US athletes. “Laurynn Williams to explain the abysmal performance said: “somebody out there has a voodoo doll on the United States”. What a ludicrous excuse. The voodoo doll does not play. That is even why I don’t even think Marion Jones’ medals should have been taken away from her. Look there are people that even if they took the world’s enhancing drugs they will never beat me in a race. I can even run with my back facing the direction of the Finish Line. Ntenako my village is feared in the whole area because of the sublime powers. Yet there were some games that we did not win though with all the juju. Africans can tell you juju neither plays soccer nor does it do sports. If not no nation will win us seeing that countries like Togo hire witch doctors to travel with their teams. During the last African nations cup Benin’s witch doctor said everyone could win them except Mali but Mali thrashed them in the opening game.
Laurynn, hardwork pays off my dear sister. In addition to hard work trust in God so he can keep you mentally and physically healthy. By the way the Chinese did wonders. It was Come-And- See.
Until then, I may be training too to challenge Bolt for the Olympics in 2012.

Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk.

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