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winning
gaining, resulting in, or relating to victory in a contest or competition
a medal
a metal disc typically of the size of a large coin and bearing an inscription or design, made to commemorate an event or awarded as a distinction to someone such as a soldier or athlete
values
principles or standards of behaviour; one's judgement of what is important in life
competing
striving to gain or win something by defeating or establishing better ability over others
the spirit of something
the quality, mood, or attitude of a person, group, or period of time
contestant
a person who takes part in a contest or competition
desire
a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen
hand-in-hand
expression: meaning together
sensitivity
the quality or condition of being aware of the needs of others
relevant
important
incident
an instance of something happening; an event or occurrence
metaphor
the use of words different to the thing being described, the words are used to represent or symbolise something else
prose
written or spoken language in its ordinary form, without metrical structure
metrical
relating to or composed in a poetic way
take part
join in an activity; be involved
surely
a word used to state the speaker's firm belief that what they are saying is true and often their surprise that there is any doubt of this eg: surely he didn't say that!
recall
remember
a scene
1. the place where an incident in real life or fiction occurs or occurred 2. a sequence of continuous action in a play, film, opera, or book
athlete
a person who is excellent in sports and other forms of physical exercise and competes at a high level
to cheer
shout for joy or in praise or encouragement
the blocks
a shaped rigid block for bracing the feet of a runner at the start of a race
91.44 meters
100 yards
to dash
run or travel somewhere in a great hurry
resolved
very determined to do something
poised
ready and waiting in a position or place where one expects action
charging ahead
moving forward with great power and strength
among them
being a member or members of (a larger set)
asphalt
a dark blackish with sand or gravel, used for surfacing roads, flooring, roofing, race tracks etc.
to stumble
trip or momentarily lose one's balance; almost fall
to stagger
walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall
anguish
severe mental or physical pain or suffering
a banner
a long strip of cloth bearing a slogan or design, carried in a demonstration or procession or hung in a public place
Special Olympics
th name given to the Olympic games for differently-able athletes
on the mark
expression: to say that something is perfect or exactly as it should be
a standing ovation
a period of prolonged applause during which the crowd or audience rise to their feet
beaming
smiling broadly; grinning
alternate
occur in turn repeatedly
stanza
an arrangement of a certain number of lines, usually four or more, sometimes having a fixed length, meter, or rhyme scheme, forming a division of a poem
Yes, the athletes were well prepared because the poem states that there were, 'Many weeks and months of training'.
Were the contestants well prepared for the event?
prestigios
inspiring respect and admiration; having high status
suspense
a state or feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty about what may happen
bronze
a yellowish-brown alloy of copper with up to one-third tin
silver
a precious shiny greyish-white metal, the chemical element of atomic number 47
exemplary
erving as a desirable model; very good
to pull up
the act of pulling something heavy towards you
counselling
the provision of (professional) assistance and guidance in resolving personal or psychological problems
to fire
discharge a gun or other weapon in order to propel a bullet or missile