Comeback Athletes For The London Olympic 2012

The comeback tales have always fascinated and motivated us in numerous ways. Olympic Games have a list of such stories that has always inspired the athletes to perform better and set higher standards of sportsmanship spirit. It is always the combination of single minded focus on the set goals and the never dying attitude of the athletes towards the sport that has led to achieve such comebacks. What goes on behind the minds of such athletes,who tend to define the physical limitation which comes with every sport? American swimmers like Anthony Ervin, Brenda Hansen; Romanian gymnast Catalina Ponor; American sprinter Justin Gatlin and American cyclist Kristin Armstrong are few of those athletes who have made a successful comeback in the Olympic Games. It is possible to buy imagesof these athletes who have set new benchmark and are an inspiration for the millions of their fans.


Nearly all of them had given upon games earlier for some reason or the other. Few had retired due to physical injuries and others for the age factor. Kristin Armstrong has suffered a collar-bone injury, in spite of which at the age of 38 she made a sensational comeback just after 23 days of her injury by qualifying for the 18-mile time trial and road race. Romanian three times Olympic winner Catalina Ponor in 2005 had decided to retire from the sport but now it is the great Romanian Nadia Comaneci who is mentoring the gymnast for the comeback in London Olympic 2012. Similarly Australian swimmer Libby Trickett, who had won three Olympic gold medals and in all six medals is planning for a comeback in 2012 for London Olympics for 4x100m freestyle relay squad after announcing the retirement in the year 2009.

American sprinter Nellum qualified for the London Olympics after undergoing three surgeries on his left hamstring. Not only that, he also set a personal record of 44.80 seconds in 400m race. Anthony Ervin had won a gold medal for 50m freestyle in Sydney Olympics in the year 2000;he had announced his retirement in the year 2003 along with selling his medal for $17000 and donating the amount to Tsunami relief fund has also decided to make a comeback for the London Olympic 2012. Sprinter Justin Gatlin was banned in the year 2004 during the Athens Olympics on the charges of doping; for which he also had to miss the Beijing Olympics 2008. This did not stop the America sprinter from setting a gold winning record of 9.80s.

It is possible to buy content and keep yourself updated about the sportsperson like that of Anthony Ervin and Libby Trickett, who have been inspiring the newer generation. The picture is not always filled with colours of success for the comebacks. There have been many legendary athletes who could not make a successful comeback; one of them is Slovenian track athlete Merlene Ottey; who holds the record of participating in the Olympic Games seven times and also for winning the World Championship for fourteen times. It was the Sydney Olympics 2000 where she was charged for doping and since then could not make a comeback in Olympics. You can buy news articles to know more about the athletes who could not make a successful comeback in the sport they loved the most.