Bob Beamon Quotes & Sayings

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12 most famous Bob Beamon quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He's a 76 year old American athlete born on Aug 29, 1946.

Bob Beamon Quotes
“Whatever you do, don't do it halfway.”
Bob Beamon Quotes
“I had to get beat to understand how to win.”
Bob Beamon Quotes
“I think track is still one of the most exciting participant sports, but we haven't been able to capitalize on that excitement through television and the print media.”
“I always look back at when I didn't have a dream, when I didn't have a spirit. I didn't know what the Olympics was all about. I was just hanging out on the street. I was not humble. I was not a nice person, doing things that were socially unacceptable.”
Bob Beamon Quotes
“In Jamaica High School in New York, my coach was Larry Ellis, and he said I could probably make the Olympic team. He gave me something to shoot for.”
Bob Beamon Quotes
“Basketball is big stuff in New York. If you're good in it, everybody respects you. Nobody would want to ruin your shooting eye or your shooting arm.”
Bob Beamon Quotes
“When you can't read or write at 14 or 15, in most cases you're headed for trouble, and trouble was finding me.”
Bob Beamon Quotes
“I like to listen to my iPod and also play music. I've been doing percussion since I was eight or nine. Rhythm is crucial in long jump but also in life.”
“I'm Chief Executive Officer at Art of the Olympians Museum in Fort Myers, Florida, which was founded by my Mexico City teammate Al Oerter and his wife Cathy in 2005. It shows that Olympians can have another life; we have got art from more than 100 Olympians.”
“I've found that there's a lot to invigorate in any country or destination - it's all about how you look at it. I've never really had any difficulties anywhere I've been. As an athlete, I used to enjoy being on the road and meeting people.”

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