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July 2012

CONTENTS 1. From the Founder’s Desk

2. Activity of the Month Word Search Leapstart RAAM Quiz

3. Fun Corner Wimbledon story Tour de France Facts

4. Leapstart Star Trainers

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FROM THE FOUNDER’S DESK “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” Dale Carnegie It’s the start of a new academic year and the theme of our first newsletter is “Focus & Determination”. The world is replete with examples of people with extraordinary determination who succeeded against all odds through sheer tenacity and perseverance. Wilma Rudolph overcame long odds to become one of the world's best-known athletes. Besides a premature birth, she suffered many diseases as a child including polio, scarlet fever, and pneumonia; one result of this was a partially deformed left leg. She wasn’t one to give up however and wore braces to help her walk. With massages from her family members and daily physical therapy sessions, Wilma astonishingly got rid of her braces at the age of 9. In 1960 at Rome, she became the first American woman to win three gold medals in one Olympics. She won in the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 4x100-meter relay categories. Many people called her the "World's Fastest Woman." Another name that comes to mind is of an American athlete, named Carl Joseph. Born without a left leg, raised in poverty and a single mom household, faced with obstacles most of us can only imagine, Carl didn’t let himself be discouraged. Sports provided a platform for him to excel. In high school, Carl played basketball, football and track — all done without the aid of his prosthesis. In basketball, he swatted opponents’ shots into the stands and could dunk at just 6’1 tall. In football, as a captain and starter, he played nose tackle on defence and hopped to make tackles. In track events, he once recorded a jump of 5ft 10’. Nicknamed “Sugar foot”, Carl has recently been inducted into Florida High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame. "Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit… The potential for greatness lives within each of us." Wilma Rudolph - Dev Roy Founder & MD


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1. Maryland 2. Missouri 3. Ohio 4. Pennsylvania 5. Utah 6. West Virginia

LEAPSTART RACE ACROSS AMERICA QUIZ. Be the first from your school to win a prize by participating in the LeapStart Race across America quiz. To participate click on the link below. Click Here

*Last day for participation- Monday 20th of August 2012

LEAPSTART FUN CORNER GORAN IVANISEVIC-Wimbledon 2001: Determined and Persistent Ivanisevic’s affair with Wimbledon could have been penned by a Hollywood script writer. In 1992, 1994 and 1998, Ivanisevic had made the final at Wimbledon but failed to make it over the final hurdle on each occasion. By 2001, Ivanisevic was ranked 125 in the world and was nearly 30 by the time Wimbledon came around. His ranking was not sufficient to earn him an automatic place but due to his previous performances, he was granted a wildcard and a glimmer of hope. Ivanisevic seized the moment. Moya, Roddick, Rusedski, Safin and home favourite Tim Henman were beaten en route to a final with Pat Rafter. In a 3 hour, five set slugfest, Ivanisevic triumphed and became the first ever wildcard to win a Wimbledon. Never in the history of Wimbledon was anyone so determined to win the coveted prize. the ever underdog stories.

He is the first Croatian and the lowest ranked player in history to claim the Wimbledon title as a wild card. Ivanisevic’s fairytale story will live on eternally as one of sports' greatest

Tour De France Quote Eat before you are hungry. Drink before you are thirsty. Rest before you are tired. Cover up before you are cold. Peel off before you are hot. Never ride just to prove yourself Paul De Vivie July - the month of the Tour De France. Tour De France is one of the most popular bike races in the world. 12 to 15 million people watched the race in 2011. This year’s Tour De France is the 99th edition of the historic race: Interesting facts about Tour de France 1) The tour de France is an annual bicycle race that takes place every year in the month of July. 2) The racing event covers a distance of 3600 kilometers throughout France and its neighboring countries and is segregated into 21 different stages. 3) 21—the number of stages in the 2012 Tour. There will be ten flat stages, three medium mountain stages, six high mountain stages, one individual time trial, and one team time trial. 4) There are four colored jerseys for which riders compete during the Tour. The White Jersey, introduced in 1975, goes to the best young rider. The Red Polka Dot Jersey for the “King of the Mountains”goes to the rider with the best climbing ability. The Green Jersey is awarded to the best sprinter, and the famed Yellow Jersey goes to the rider who leads the general classification with the lowest amassed time in the event. 5) Calories consumed by a rider per day: 5,900 average, 9,000 maximum. 6) Number of pedal strokes taken per rider for the three weeks: 324,000 (at 60 rpm); 486,000 (at 90 rpm) 7) The New York Times said the "Tour de France is arguably the most physiologically demanding of athletic events." The effort was compared to "running a marathon several days a week for nearly three weeks", while the total elevation of the climbs was compared to "climbing three Everest’s." 8) Lance Armstrong has won 7 consecutive Tour De France races making it the highest by any cyclist in the history of the race.


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1. Suganya - Global Public School (Cochin) 2. Sandeep Kirdolia - GB International School (Punjab) 3. Santosh M - RMS International School (Bangalore) 4. Ranjita Devi - Sri Vani Education Center (Bangalore) 5. Gerard Rayappan - Global Public School (Cochin) 6. Trupti Kolhe - Orchid School(Pune) 7. Monica Gupta - Sri Vani Education Center (Bangalore) 8. Abhishek Anand - Patel School (Punjab)

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