"I had three limbs, my life, my mind, my eyesight and really wanted to live my life for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and didn't make it back." -Melissa Stockwell
"In track and field, you get this great high-high when things go well, and you can get a low-low from things going poorly. Either way, it's really temporary. You could have the most devastating performance, but you're not going to be sad for a whole year. When you do something fantastic, you'll be elated for a couple of days, then it's, Okay what next?" -Amy Acuff
"You are far more prepared to tackle the real world than you think you are, You already have all of the skills to conquer the working world: time management, effective communication, work ethic, teamwork. Be confident in yourself. Follow your passion, even if it leads you down an unconventional path." -Carey Goodman
"Know that the magic isn't in the game, the magic is in you, everything that made you a success at your sport is what will make you a success in any endeavor if you call on it." -Sue Gordon
"Elevating the women's game looks like this: Advanced statistics, pregame and post-game coverage, telling our stories. Because they are there, but the system that is in place demands women should be satisfied with coverage at all. It says we should be happy to be here. The argument that people just don't care about women's basketball is never going to be true and will never be legitimate without giving the sport the same coverage." -Layshia Clarendon
"I was not a competitive runner, but I felt connected to the earth and air and sky. I was completely lost in the day." -Bobbi Gibb
"Everything has been different since I won in Boston. When I am doing my training, trying to recover and comeback, there are so many people who tell me that they are motivated and are going to start running because of me. It has made a difference in the way I live each day." -Caroline Rotich
“I enjoy being around the younger generation and my game gives the kids more trouble than the older players, believe it or not.” -Gail Falkenberg
"Growing up, I never had that pressure [of an overbearing mother] and I feel like people have a hard time believing that. You see 'Dance Moms' and you see how crazy those moms are and you just assume that an Olympic champion would want her child to be like that. But my mom never, ever put pressure on us. Ever. If anything, when we were growing up she'd be like, 'You should quit. You don't want to get hurt or anything!'" -McKenna Kelley
"If somebody told me I would be on the Olympic team as a kid, I never would have thought that was a possibility,' "I remember standing and watching the flame being lit in London and thinking it was one of the most amazing things in the world.''
Hi, I'm Jenna and I'm a sports fan! I've been avidly watching sports since 2011 because I found that by watching sports, I would be able to communicate with my dad and brother better. Ever since I got into sports, I've been able to enjoy myself more when I go to sporting events with my family.