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For the past week people all over the world have had their eyes on the 2000 OlympicGames in Sydney Australia Along with the many different Olympic sports there are manydifferent winnersof all shapes and sizes However it is not the different physical appearances ofthese athletes that are interesting but the different styles of winning Some athletes receive theirgold and proclaim their superiority Others win gold and put people down in the midst of theirvictory such as Svetlana Khorkina This Russian gymnast won a gold medal in individualcompetition but in her first interview condemned Sydneys Olympic organization whom she feltwas responsible for the error in vault height And then finally there are other athletes who winwith modesty and thank those that helped them along the way Laura Wilkinson is an Americanplatform diver who recently won a gold medal in just this way Not only did she thank those whohelped her achieve success but she thanked God whom she felt was responsible for her winAfter realizing she won the gold Wilkinson said I can do all things through Christ whichstrengthens me Her faith in God won her a gold medal Similar unfaltering faith is displayed inHurstons short story Sweat The female character Delia presents her faith in different ways togain victory by overcoming her heartless husband Delia in Zora Hurstons story Sweat usesblind faith tolerance and courage to demonstrate her confidence in God which always leads toDelias first most impressive confirmation of reliance on God is her blind faith whichsteers the way to final independence from her husband Delia is a very religious person which initself proves her assurance in God She drives her pony four miles to the church every Sunday rainor shine to sing her praises to God On one occasion Delia stays all evening at church andcontinues to sing all the way home Jurden water black an col
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