My Olympics Dream by Emmanuel Nartey

22 January 2013

Olympic judo player Emmanuel Nartey’s book about his life story – My Olympics Dream –  is published shortly.

To mark the publication Emmanuel is holding a judo masterclass at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Saturday 26 January 2013.

It takes place between 3pm and 5pm and the mat fee is £3 per person.

For further information you can contact Emmanuel on

Last year Emmanuel made a piece of history by becoming the first Ghanaian judo player to compete at an Olympic Games. Here he gives a flavour of his autobiography and explains how you can battle to overcome the biggest of obstacles.

Publication of ‘My Olympics Dream’

2012 Sports Awrads - Emmanuel NarteyThings happen in life for different reason, some are good and others are bad but only by passing through all this hard time to the end will you look back and understand the meaning of your suffering.

Today I decided to write my life story to inspire people and the next generation to learn from what I have been through in life, as example to fulfil their life ambition. For them to understand that no mountain is too high to climb, everything is possible when you believe in yourself.

When someone asks me ‘Emmanuel why did you do it, why are you telling people this story, is it for to be famous, is it for the money?’ I shall reply and say nothing, and if they ask me again, I will tell them I did for the future and I did it for the next generation.

I believe I suffer and went through the struggling and fight so that I may live and tell this story today for others to learn from it.

There were many of us but not all made it and not all were able to get to this point and tell their story.

My aim of writing to the world is to inspire every single person out there, I may not know the problem or what you going to in life but I have been through a lot and I can tell you this. If you stood up and keep your heard high in the sky, you will overcome all you’re the obstacles which face you in your life. Even if all hope fade away, just keep believing in yourself because this is a marathon and will not finish your race till your last Godgiven brief.

Look around you and ask yourself this question, who I am, who I want to be in future, how my journey will end?

You determine your own journey and you determine your own destiny.  When life gives you sand, try to build brick with it because little drops of water make a mighty ocean. My life was one of pure adventure, it took me through the mountains and the low valleys, help I seek but they never come.

In all I never give up hope, I kept walking each day and believing because in life you must believe and you must have vision of the future. I dream about the future and I had vision about the future. This kept me going, this kept me alive and fighting for survive and in place in this world.

Wherever you are in this world, if you come across this book, there is only one thing am telling you; believe in yourself, fight for everything in your life. Embrace everything nature throws at you and never give up.

Success is never handed to us, you must fight for it and you must taste the pain. Follow your dream and fighting hard for your future, do not be a coward and do not be the man who will stand one day in the morning and see the rising in the morning sun.

Anyone who says I wish I had done this, I wish I had chosen a different path, that will be too late for you to change everything. Don’t be that person to sing that song.

Fight a good fight, run a good race and finish your race in good faith and good determination so that the world will leave and remember you for many years to come.

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