Edwin Moses Best Quotes

Edwin Corley Moses is an American former track and field athlete, who won gold medals in the 400 m hurdles at the 1976 and 1984 Olympics. Between 1977 and 1987, Moses won 107 consecutive finals and set the world record in his event four times. Enjoy Edwin Moses’s best quotes below.

Edwin Moses
“I went to Moorehouse College. There was no track and field there.”
“My concentration level blocks out everything. Concentration is why some athletes are better than others. You develop that concentration in training and concentrate in a meet.”
“The joint lubrication was not what it was when I was competing, and I decided that not having arthritis or rheumatism for the rest of my life was a lot more important to me than returning to the track.”
“Stretching was a major part of my preparation.”
“Lots of people let it go by and never accomplish what they want. I just wanted to see what I could do.”
“I overcame size with mechanics.”
“I always got my work done before playing.”
“I was always a mean and lean athlete – not tall – not large.”
“I used biomechanics to save time when I was competing.”
“I never struggled with injury problems because of my preparation – in particular my stretching.”
“Both parents supported my becoming a world class athlete.”
“I always had to keep improving my skills in order to remain competitive and keep winning.”
“I wanted to go to medical school. But, I never got a college scholarship.”
“In particular, I studied German and Russian biomechanics.”
“My father was also a principal of a school and mother was a curriculum advisor. Both were educators.”
“My father was an all-American football player.”
“One of my major competitors was Harold Smith. Smith beat me in 1977. I was loafing during that competition.”
“I didn’t get an athletics scholarship at a major school.”
“I was always more of an academic than a jock.”
“In digital world, sport provides opportunity to bring people together.”

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