Bonnie Blair, American Athlete ( March 18, 1964 - )

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It's sad to know I'm done. But looking back, I've got a lot of great memories.~Bonnie Blair

Memories Sad Great

Winning doesn't always mean being first. Winning means you're doing better than you've ever done before.~Bonnie Blair

Winning Doing Better

I love short track. I competed in short track, I was a world champion in 1986 but at that point in time it wasn't in the Olympic Games so I moved into long track. Short track is a blast to skate and it's a blast to watch.~Bonnie Blair

Love Time World

No matter what the competition is, I try to find a goal that day and better that goal.~Bonnie Blair

Day Goal Competition

I never could have achieved the success that I have without setting physical activity and health goals.~Bonnie Blair

Success Health Goals

Anytime you ride against the best in the world, it becomes a learning process.~Bonnie Blair

Learning Best World

What I've learned from my own journey, and from my family's experience with cancer, is how important it is to stay positive and move forward. Not every day is going to be perfect; that's life. But staying positive is going to get you to the next day.~Bonnie Blair

Life Family Positive

Even though I enjoy that head-to-head competition part, one of the things that drove me to long track was if I won or if I lost I want to know it's all on my shoulders and it didn't have anything to do with anybody else.~Bonnie Blair

Competition Lost Me

My parents put skates on me at age 2, the way it should be if you're serious, and I've always liked it.~Bonnie Blair

Parents Age Me

I'm definitely going to miss hearing the sound of that gun.~Bonnie Blair

Gun Sound Going

I don't fear anything.~Bonnie Blair

Fear Anything

You have to have the right mind-set.~Bonnie Blair

You Right Mind-Set

I wasn't really expecting me to win the gold in this race. To get another medal for myself and for the U.S. was a pretty good thing to happen, I'd say.~Bonnie Blair

Myself Good Gold

The sport I love has taken me around the world and shown me many things.~Bonnie Blair

Love World Me

I was really happy with my race, though. I beat my personal best by 1.2 seconds.~Bonnie Blair

Best Happy Personal

Apolo is going to have to keep skating so he can add more gold to his entourage.~Bonnie Blair

Gold Skating Going

I will remember all the days at the Olympics.~Bonnie Blair

Remember Will Days

This Olympics is almost a little sad. It is my final Olympics. There are a lot of good memories.~Bonnie Blair

Memories Good Sad

My legs tightened up pretty much, and it was a hard last corner for me.~Bonnie Blair

Me Up Corner

I just hope I can get another personal best. If I can do that, I'll be satisfied.~Bonnie Blair

Best Hope I Can