Describe a famous athlete you know
You should say:
Who he/she is
How you knew him/her
What he/she has achieved
And explain why he/she is famous
Who he/she is ?
How you knew him/her ？
What he/she has achieved ？
And explain why he/she is famous ？
Milkha Singh is one of the most outstanding athletes of India. He has earned the nickname ‘Flying Sikh’ because of his marvelous running speed on the tracks. He was born in 1935 in the Western Punjab of undivided India. He was the only Indian athlete to win an individual athletics gold medal at a Commonwealth Games until Krishna Poonia won the discus gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. He also won gold medals in the 1958 and 1962 Asian Games. He represented India in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome and the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. He was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honor, in recognition of his sporting achievements.
Singh was persuaded by Jawaharlal Nehru to set aside his memories of the Partition era to race successfully in 1960 against Abdul Khaliq in Pakistan, where a post-race comment by the then General Ayub Khan led to him acquiring the nickname of The Flying Sikh. As of 2012, Singh lives in Chandigarh. He met Nirmal Kaur, a former captain of the Indian women’s volleyball team in Ceylon in 1955. They married in 1962. They have three daughters and a son, the golfer Jeev Milkha Singh. In 1999, they adopted the seven-year-old son of Havildar Bikram Singh, who had died in the Battle of Tiger Hill.
Milkha Singh was promoted from the rank of sepoy to junior commissioned officer in recognition of his successes in the 1958 Asian Games. He subsequently became Director of Sports in the Punjab Ministry of Education, from which post he had retired by 1998.he turned down an offer of the Arjuna Award from the Indian government, arguing that it was intended to recognize young sports people and not those such as him. He also thought that the Award was being inappropriately given to people who had little notable involvement as active sports people at all. He said that “I have been clubbed with sportspersons who are nowhere near the level that I had achieved” and that the award had become devalued. All of Singh’s medals have been donated to the nation. They were displayed at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi but later moved to a sports museum in Patiala.
# What kinds of exercises do Chinese people like?
Traditional Chinese mind and body exercises (TCMBE) include, for example, Tai Chi, Qigong, Baduanjin, or Yijinjing, all developed by ancient Chinese people. TCMBE as an effective, low-cost, and safety exercise approach is widely accepted in elderly people in China and other Asian countries.
# What characteristics do you think an athlete should have?
So there you have it – the five physical qualities all athletes should be training: Mobility, speed, power, strength and conditioning.
# Why are there so few top athletes?
It takes so much time to train a professional athlete, it costs too much, and after retiring, it will have many injures, so that not many people like to be athletes.
# What's the best way to become a top athlete?
To succeed in sport at an elite level, athletes need to make a huge physical and mental commitment. ... This mental toughness is what gives elite athletes the ability to perform at their very best on all occasions despite pressure from teammates, coaches, media and supporters.
basketball player 篮球运动员
Track and field athlete 田径运动员
Table tennis player 乒乓运动员
Football player 足球运动员