Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sports Heroes

Diego Maradona:

Diego Armando Maradona (born 30 October 1960) is an Argentine former football player and was manager of the Argentine national team between November 2008 and July 2010. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time.[1] Over the course of his professional club career Maradona played for Argentinos JuniorsBoca Juniors,BarcelonaNapoliSevilla and Newell's Old Boys, setting world-record contract fees. In his international career, playing for Argentina, he earned 91 caps and scored 34 goals.

On 22 March 2010, Maradona was chosen number 1 in The Greatest 10 World Cup players of all time by The Times,[30] a London based newspaper.

Louis Oostuizen:

Lodewicus Theodorus "LouisOosthuizen (born 19 October 1982) is a South African professional golfer, who won the 2010 Open ChampionshipIn March 2010, he won his first European Tour event at the Open de Andalucia de Golf.[4] He also won the 2010 Masters Par 3 Contest.[5] Oosthuizen claims his exemplary focus during the tournament, which enabled him to win by a wide margin, was due to a red spot marked on his glove, designed to act as his trigger, in the same way that the referee's whistle concentrates a player's mind in football. He would look at that spot as the beginning of his pre-shot routine and use it as his whistle, remaining totally focused and relaxed before every shot. 

Oosthuizen had consulted Karl Morris, a Manchester-based sports psychologist, prior to the event for ways in which he could improve his concentration.

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