Show jumping is crucially different from other sports in one way: each team requires two athletes, neither speaking the other’s language, each with unconditional trust in the other’s abilities. Thus it is at Saut Hermès; from our summer 2012 issue.
Pat Quinn knows the score. “It’s a profession where people lose their jobs on a regular basis. I’ve been very fortunate to be asked to do something new each time it happened to me.” From our spring 2003 issue.
Every sport has a star who, both in and out of competition, comes to embody the character and personality of the sport itself. For polo, that athlete is Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras; from our autumn 2013 issue.
April 2, 1978. In just his seventh Grand Prix start, Gilles Villeneuve lined up next to his vastly more experienced team leader, Carlos Reutemann, on the coveted front row of the United States Grand Prix grid. Before the end of the first lap, Villeneuve led his first Grand Prix in splendid style. Then, as things tend to do in Grand Prix racing, all quickly changed; from our summer 2002 issue.
There is a lot that happens in the five milliseconds before Milos Raonic smashes his tennis racket against the ball he just tossed above his head; from our summer 2012 issue.
While Fangio did win one of his five championships in a Ferrari (1956), the true marriage to which one should admit no impediments is Michael Schumacher and Ferrari; from our summer 2005 issue.
Whether on the field, in the water, or on the ice, athletes and their coaches are under much pressure to stay on point. What measures a successful sportsperson, however, is determination, passion, and strength—both physically and mentally. Here, we look back at the stories of those who are, and have been, consistently at the top of their game.