10 quotes from Olympians who'll get you through the beginnings of Pokémon Go Singapore
1. When your friends text you that Pokémon Go is finally available in Singapore:
"This is my day. This is my purpose. I'm not afraid to win." — Kayla Harrison, gold medalist in judo
2. When you refuse to get a Charmander as your first Pokémon just to wait for that elusive Pikachu:
"I wouldn't say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it." — Michael Phelps, 22-time medalist in swimming
3. When you think you can actually catch Pokémon just by lying in bed with your Netflix and chill routine:
"I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability." — Caitlyn Jenner, gold medalist in decathlon
4. When you discover a Poké Stop and make eye contact with the only other person there:
"It dawned on me with blinding brightness. I realized: I had jumped into another rare kind of stratosphere — one that only a handful of people in every generation are lucky enough to know." — Jesse Owens, four-time gold medalist in track and field
5. When you're thirty-something and see kids in their school uniforms sniggering at you:
"Age is no barrier. It's a limitation you put on your mind." — Jackie Joyner-Kersee, six-time Olympic medalist for track and field
6. When you find that sweet spot in between three Poké Stops and spin them every 10 minutes:
"If you think you're done, you always have at least 40 percent more" — Lauren Crandall, two-time Olympian in hockey
7. When you're running to get to the next Poké Stop and the Pokémon theme song plays in your head:
"As simple as it sounds, we all just try to be the best person we can: By making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we've been given." — Mary Lou Retton, a five-time medalist in gymnastics
8. When you finally reach level 5 and enter a gym, ready for battle:
"I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match." — Mia Hamm, two-time gold medalist in football
9. When that cheeky Pinsir keeps escaping out of his Pokéball:
"I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." — Michael Jordan, two-time gold medalist in basketball
10. When you realise you're not the only one glued to the screen with furrowed brows and a possible index finger cramp:
"Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us." — Wilma Rudolph, three-time gold medalist in track and field.
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