The Point of Competitive Sports is to Cultivate Sportsmanship


Being a late-bloomer, I seldom took part in sports when I was in school. They felt too physical, too competitive and too regimenting. That did not stop me though from admiring those individuals who could excel not only in sprint, long jump and high jump, but also in football, badminton and volleyball on their off day. 

Excelling in sports does come naturally to certain – needless to say, enviable – people. Then there are those who have totry really hard, like me especially, in athletics and ball sports, simply to not look silly. But to be fair to myself, when I think of it, one can do satisfyingly well in different sports at different times in one’s life.

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