Success Stories By Dick Kazan - Valuable lessons on how to succeed in business and in life

Entertaining and compelling real-life stories with valuable lessons on how to succeed in business and in life. The author is successful business, real estate, and media entrepreneur Dick Kazan.

Published on September 1st, 2015
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Siphiwe Baleka: How 8/10's of a second dramatically changed his life.

Siphiwe Baleka
Siphiwe Baleka  

At the start of the 1990's Siphiwe, then known as Tony Blake was an outstanding swimmer at Yale University, having won conference championships and setting conference records.

As a sophomore, Siphiwe became the first African American swimmer to make the All-Ivy League Swim Team.

These achievements came from his devotion to swimming since childhood, with endless hours of practice and competitions.

Now Siphiwe was on the brink of attaining his dream:

"I wanted to become the first African American on the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team," he told Fox Sports 1 in 2015.

At a prequalifying event for the 1992 Olympics, Siphiwe competed in the 100 Meter Free Style, his best event.

"This was my best shot, my last shot to qualify."

But Siphiwe missed qualifying by 8/10's of a second!

"And I knew that [Olympic] quest was over. I was heartbroken."

What happened next was striking:

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