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Bill Toomey
January 10, 1939 -
Nationality: American
Category: Athlete
Subcategory: American Athlete

Actually, the moment of victory is wonderful, but also sad. It means that your trip is ended.


My Olympic voyage has continued because it is so rewarding.


Too many athletes don't have the ability to set a goal and then carefully go towards it.


If it were easy, it would have no value.


My family knew, but most of the sporting world did not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.


Once you have selected a sport or a creative activity, the rules are pretty much the same.


A buddy will keep you honest and add a dimension of fun to your workout.


The Olympic movement is divided into two very distinct eras.


Whatever pursuit you undertake, the requirements should start with a love of what it is that you are pursuing.


Realize that from the start, every activity that comprises the journey has value and the ability to teach you something.


Past Olympians have a continuing role within the Olympic family.


Then in a fraction of a second, I realized that these sportsmen were not anyone's enemies.


During the 60's, drug use was in fashion in the U.S.


When I competed, it was for honor and country. It was a privilege to be a part of the U.S. team.


The East Germans first used biomechanics. This meant that rather than guessing about technique and form, they could apply changes to athletic performance based on science.


Olympians are the product of the Movement, and to get them to the stadiums, pools and playing fields, it takes the actions of legions of people who might not be Olympians.


Anabolic steroids were not banned until after the 72 Olympics.


Too many athletes do not admit their weaknesses.


Understand from top to bottom what the effort requires.


The ability to mingle with so many countries and cultures is extremely valuable for men and women.


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