-To be on the ball→  to be quick to understand and react to things
-to be in your corner→  to be on someone's side
-to jump the gun→ start doing something before time
-To hit below the belt→  To say something that is often too personal, usually
irrelevant, and always unfair
-to get a head start→ an advantage granted or gained at the beginning of
something/ to have an advantage in time/take advantage of a situation
-Accomplishment (line 12)→ something that has been achieved successfully/ something
that you have do with effort
-to follow something up with something else (line 4)→ to do something to make sure
that earlier actions have been successful or effective/to continue succeeding in the same
-stunning (line 5)→ extremely impressive or attractive/ fantastic/brilliant/amazing
-easygoing (line 7)→ relaxed and tolerant in attitude/nice/ friendly
-to glid (line 9) → moving smoothly and easily
-to spare (line 10)→ additional to what is required for ordinary use.
-to break records (line 11)→ to perform better than anyone or anything else or to
achieve something no other person or thing has achieved / to break one´s best mark
-to flee (line 14)→ run away from a place or situation of danger
-war-torn (line 14)→racked or devastated by war
– to be alike (line 21)→ to be similar/
-To tell someone apart (line 21)→ to recognize the difference between two people or
things that are very similar.
-extended family (line 23)→ a family which extends beyond the nuclear family to include
grandparents and other relatives

-barrier (line 26)→a fence or other obstacle that prevents movement or access
-gift (line 27)→ a thing given willingly to someone without payment; a present
-to lead someone away (line 28)→ To guide someone or something in a direction away
-to succeed (line 30)→ achieve the desired aim or result
-to excel (line 30)→ be exceptionally good at or proficient in an activity or subject
-to club (verb) (line 31)→ go to clubs at the night
-to devote (line 33 )→give all or most of one's time or resources to (a person or activity).
-to hold someone back (line 36)→ prevent or restrict the progress or development of
someone or something
-to keep track (line 37)→ If you keep track of something, you make sure to know about
what is happening/ to stay informed about something
-to chase (line 40)→ pursue in order to catch or catch up with.
-To rejoice (line 46)→feel or show great joy or delight.
-track record→the best recorded performance in a particular athletics event at a
particular track.
-to be back on track→If someone or something is on track, they are acting or progressing
in a way that is likely to result in success.
-to have one-track mind→ A mind limited to only one line of thought or action, as in All
you think about is sex—you have a one-track mind .
-to cover your tracks→conceal evidence of one`s activities.
-background→ the scenery or ground behind something
-to move→go in a specified direction or manner; change position.
-can´t help→ used for saying that someone cannot stop themselves doing something.
-recognition→identification of someone or something or person from previous
encounters or knowledge.
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-teammate→a fellow member of a team.
-stamina→the ability to sustain prolonged physical or mental effort.
-draw→a game or contest that ends with the score even.

-Self-esteem→confidence in one's own worth or abilities; self-respect./ Generally positive
assessment of oneself
-defeat→win a victory over (someone) in a battle or other contest; overcome or beat.
-willpower→control exerted to do something or restrain impulses./ Your inner energy to
do something challenging
-referee→an official who watches a game or match closely to ensure that the rules are
adhered to and (in some sports) to arbitrate on matters arising from the play./ A
profesional person who is charge of a match because she/he knows the rules
-Sportsmanship→ fair and generous behavior or treatment of others, especially in a
sporting contest.
-To let someone down→fail to support or help someone as they had hoped./ when you do
not do good things and you fail someone else.

-To catch up with→succeed in reaching a person who is ahead of one.
-To beat→to win/not take part in a particular event
-To sit something out→not take part in a particular event or activity.
-to enhance→intensify, increase, or further improve the quality, value, or extent of./ when
you improve doing something
To try out for→to try to become a member of a team or to get a part in a play or film by
showing someone how well you can play or perform.
-to go in for something→ try
-Expressions taken from sports:
-to be a good sport→a person who is not rude or angry about losing.
-To take time out→ to stop doing what one is doing in order to do something else for a
-to put up a fight→ start a fight
-to be a bad loser→a person who is rude or angry about losing.
-to be in the lead→in a position that is ahead of others They walked single file, with the
oldest boy in the lead.
-injuries→an instance of being injured
-concussion→temporary unconsciousness or confusion and other symptoms caused by a
blow on the head.