True cham­pion

Sun.Star Baguio - - PRIME SPORTS - JAYSON VI­CENTE

IS WIN­NING a medal, belt, and tro­phy de­fine a cham­pion?

Many would dis­agree in sports and sim­i­lar com­pe­ti­tions where op­po­nent goes head to head to out­smart the other. A cham­pion is some­one who holds the sym­bol of win­ning, which could ei­ther be a medal, a tro­phy or a belt, but beyond that, the peo­ple that sup­ports the sports de­ter­mines who re­ally is the cham­pion.

Amidst the phys­i­cal sym­bol of vic­tory the peo­ple brands the ath­lete as the true cham­pion with or with­out the sym­bol. Peo­ple look into the heart of the ath­lete, his at­ti­tude in and out of the com­pe­ti­tion, how he han­dles vic­tory and de­feat, his out­look in life and how he in­spires oth­ers through his char­ac­ter and at­ti­tude in get­ting to the top. This, mostly are the cham­pi­ons that even in de­feat, peo­ple does not cease to sup­port and strongly be­lieve the loss will only make the ath­lete stronger and bet­ter next time, ready to re-take the ti­tle due him. They are of­ten called “The Peo­ple’s Champ”.

“The peo­ple’s champ” be­cause they have this charisma

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