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    personality. Counterfactual thinking has so much to do with our lives and we don’t even realize we are doing it sometimes. Keywords: counterfactual thinking, athletes, personality, Olympic medalists, Introduction Literature Reviews Counterfactual thinking and Olympic medalists is one of the most well known studies on this theory. In this article we can often see that those in second place have more counterfactual thoughts than those in third place. “To the silver medalist, the most vivid counterfactual thoughts are often focused on nearly winning the gold. Second place is only one step away from the cherished gold medal and all of its attendant social and financial rewards. Thus, whatever joy the silver medalist may feel is often tempered by tortuous thoughts of what might have been had she only lengthened her stride, adjusted her breathing, pointed her toes, and so on. For the bronze medalist, in contrast, the most compelling counterfactual alternative is often coming in fourth place and being in the showers instead of on the medal stand.” (Medvec and Madey 1995). This can be indicated that those who are silver medalists tend to hold onto the could have been thought longer and if we look further into this study it shows us that in an interview that they found showing a silver medalist in the 1912 Olympics thoughts. “Kiviat had the race won until Britain 's Arnold Jackson "came from nowhere" to beat him by one-tenth of a second. "I wake up sometimes and say, 'What the…

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    imaginary worlds is a disadvantage to the individual because they get so caught up in the future possibilities that they do not appreciate or take advantage of their realities. When individuals live in their imagination or dreams it causes them to avoid the truth of their realities. For the reason that when someone puts their best foot forward, they are expecting a good result. In Gopnik’s essay, she gives an example about Olympic medalists and poses the question of who is happier the silver or…

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    Snowboarding is a very interesting sport there are many professional athletes out there. There are also many different styles of it like Freeriding, Freestyle, Alpine Snowboarding, Slopestyle, Big air, Half-pipe, Boardercross etc. Snowboarding is like surfing but on snow. It's shaped kinda like a surfboard but made for snow and your feet buckle into it, on a surfboard u just stand on it and balance. However slopestyle includes many varieties of obstacles including rails, jumps, and other…

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    article, you will view a list of the top 10 greatest swimmers. 10- Mark Spitz Mark is deemed one of the greatest swimmers of all times. He gained 11 Olympic medals, so he is the fourth highest medalist in the Olympic Games. When he was 9, he started to perform swimming at Arden Hills Swim Club, located in California. Then, he is highlighted while he held one world record. He joined his first Olympic Games in 1968, to hold ten world records by then. 9- Matthew…

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    Mary Abigail "Abby" Wambach (born June 2, 1980) is an American retired soccer player, coach, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. A six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award, Wambach has been a regular on the U.S. women's national soccer team since 2003 earning her first cap in 2001. As a forward, she currently stands as the highest all-time goal scorer for the national team and holds the world record for international goals for both female and…

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    Alex Morgan Essay

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    Alex Morgan was the most youngest player of the U.S. women's national football team during the event of 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, and she also won a gold medal with the U.S. Olympic women's soccer team in 2012 150067554.jpg.CROP.article250-mediumBIRTH: Alexandra Patricia Morgan, commonly known as Alex Morgan was born in July 2, 1989 (age 26 years), Diamond Bar, California, United States. Synopsis In 2009, Alex Morgan became the most youngest member of the U.S. women's national soccer…

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    Tommie Smith Essay

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    was the Olympics gold medalist in the 1968 Olympic games which was held in Mexico City that year. Smith smashed the world record with a time of 19.8 seconds. His teammate John Carlos won the bronze that same year and competition. Both Carlos and Smith were part of an organization called the Olympic Project for Human Right or otherwise known as the OPHR. The founder of the organizations was a sociologist and college professor, Harry Edwards. Tommie Smith was one of the original members that…

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    She started playing with Team USA in 1998 during her freshman year of college, and won gold at a superball tournament. In 2004, she was part of the Olympic Gold Medal Softball team. She also was a silver medalist in 2005 at the Japan Cup and World Cup softball tournaments. In 2006, Jennie had to take a short break because she became pregnant with her first son Ace, but very shortly after, returned to the field on Team USA. In 2008, she was also a silver medalist at the Beijing Olympics, pitching…

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    The History Of Gymnastics

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    Every young gymnast dreams of competing in the Olympic Games. They picture themselves standing on the Olympic podium with a gold medal around their necks, millions of people cheering for them. Thousands of gymnasts across the world train countless hours, giving everything they have into the sport of gymnastics just for a chance of getting an Olympic title. Gymnastics is enjoyed by both athletes and spectators around the world, but have you ever stopped and wondered how this sport originated?…

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    The Olympic games are an event that tops most all others. Modern day Olympic games consist of 16 days of sporting events, and as of the 2016 Rio Olympics, consisted of 28 sports (Topendsports). Among those who compete in these sports are the best in the entire world, from all countries. Because of the incredible level of talent that goes into competing for Olympic Gold, many athletes have succumbed to the pressure of using external drugs in order to assist their performance. For years athletes…

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