Personal Triumphs

The origin of the contemporary term triumph is found in Latin “triumphus”. The first recorded use of the word was in the 14th century. The meaning of the term triumph is a feat of extraordinary success, victory or an accomplishment. It can be applied to various endeavors that resulted in an achievement or a goal fulfillment.

A personal triumph, as opposed to the collective or a team achievement, is a success or an accomplishment of an individual by their own merit.

When it comes to personal triumphs, it is important to point out that it is a highly individual matter. The emphasis is on the overcoming of certain issues that one might have or the level of commitment towards the realization of one`s goals. Depending on the category, these triumphs can be widely recognized and celebrated, such as the ones achieved by professional athletes and actors, while others can be on a very personal level, such as battling with an alcohol addiction or overcoming certain fears.

The documentaries and video materials compiled in this category are focusing on the success stories of different individuals and the path that lead them to their personal triumphs.

Follow the amazing story of Chris Dean, a young philosopher and observer, in a documentary filmed by Alan Spearman. From having a near death experience at the age of two to the formal introduction to the president Barack Obama at the age of eighteen, the incredible life of this young man is a perfect example of a success story despite the countless obstacles.

Discover the difficult road to recovery of a star athlete Chad Jones after a tragic car accident that disrupted his career and nearly cost him his life. This documentary shall give you a detailed insight into the painful process of rehabilitation and the unbreakable will of this extraordinary man.

Witness the story of the persistence of the homeless people living in the subterranean tunnels in New York. Directed by Marc Singer, this documentary brings us the stories of these people and their endurance despite being rejected by the society and living in the worst conditions possible.

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Personal Triumphs
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luc longley last dance
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Born 1969, Luc Longley is an Australian professional basketball coach and former player. He was the first Australian to play in the National Basketball Association.In the NBA, Longley played for four ...

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derrick rose story
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Derrick Rose is a fascinating NBA player. The American professional basketball player was drafted by the Chicago Bulls. He played seven full seasons for the Bulls, becoming only the third player in Bu...

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tony kukoc story
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Toni Kukoc is arguably among the top 10 best non-American NBA players. He won three championships with the Chicago Bulls. Toni was an integral part of the Bulls’ second dynasty and their second thre...

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daniel brain man
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This extraordinary documentary follows the brainpower of Daniel T, the young Englishman who could be the world’s greatest mental athlete.Daniel is not just a calculating wizard, but also a memory ch...

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kobe bryant advice
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The late Kobe Bryant often said, "You Want First Place Come Play With Me, You Want Second Place Go Somewhere Else."A born winner, Kobe Bryant won 5 NBA championships, 2 Finals MVPs, and a regular seas...

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The life and struggles of King Hussein of Jordan, from the assassination of his grandfather to the rise of the PLO. The series looks at the story of King Hussein from 1952 to his e...

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Benjamin Berell Ferencz, an American lawyer, he was an investigator of Nazi war crimes after World War II. Ben Ferencz served as the chief prosecutor for the United States ar...

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maximilian kolbe documentary
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Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish conventual Franciscan friar. He is famous for volunteering to die in place of a stranger in the German death camp of Auschwitz. The camp was loc...

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bob ross
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Robert Norman Ross was an American painter, art instructor, and a television host. He created and hosted “The Joy of Painting”, an instructional television program airing fro...

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If we dedicate ourselves 100% and believe in the goal, we can achieve unthinkable things. The human body can do amazing things when you believe in it. This documentary is a v...

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Harvey Bernard Milk was an American politician and the first openly gay elected official in the history of California. He was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisor...

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moving sounds
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People do amazing things on a daily basis. Some of us want to inspire through our actions, others want to motivate, and some just do things for the sake of doing things. Ed W...

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Jose Mourinho is widely regarded as one of the best coaches in soccer. The former football player has been the coach of several teams in his career, starting with Porto, and ...

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Shaq had one of the greatest sports career any athlete ever had. This documentary shows the story of one of the biggest superstars in basketball, Shaquille O’Neal.He was bo...

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elon musk ironman
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Elon Musk is one of the most praised and appreciated individuals nowadays. The Tesla CEO build a technological empire in the past several years. And his vision and genius i...

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Sports
rocky marciano
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The record held by Rocky Marciano for years is finally in the history books. Floyd Mayweather beat Conor McGregor this weekend to accomplish something even the great Marciano...

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Social
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Madame de Pompadour, or the Marquise de Pompadour will be remembered as the most famous mistress of Louis XV, and perhaps one of the most famous mistresses in the history of ...

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Performing Arts
jim carey paint
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Jim Carey has always been an inspiration character. His humor is just out of this world. And last year, he was devastated after his former girlfriend committed suicide. Carey...

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Imagine crossing the ancient volcanic landscape in Iceland completely untouched by human hand on foot. That is exactly what the Fire and Ice Ultra race is. Only a handful of ...

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bradley theodore
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Bradley Theodore wanted to be an artist even as a kid. However, he did not know how to paint. As he grew older, he started painting. He started working as a freelance digital desig...

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star wars documentary
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Star Wars is one of the most successful and popular movie franchises of all-time. Many would say that George Lucas is a movie directing genius, one that tells stories like no...

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For some people, numbers are just that, numbers. But for others, there is a deeper story hidden within the numbers. That is the case for David Teitel, a cashier working in a ...

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simply mary
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Everyone can become a music star. As long as you follow your dream, and you make sure that you get everything you wanted from life. Simply Mary is a perfect example for that....

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jimi hendrix documentary
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Jimi Hendrix’s career in the mainstream media lasted only four years. And in those four years, he managed to become one of the most influential electric guitarists in the h...

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john lennon death
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John Lennon was assassinated on December 8, 1980. It was a sad day for music history, and for music all around the world. When politicians are assassinated, it is one thing, ...

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the beatles sound
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There have been many documentaries about The Beatles. After all, they are widely regarded as one of the most successful bands of all time. The Beatles created music that is s...

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john mayer
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When you think of solo artists, you rarely think of John Clayton Mayer. But he is definitely one of the most influential artists of his generation. The “Someday I’ll Fly�...

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Strange
finders keepers
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What would you do if you find an amputated leg inside a grill you’ve just purchased at an auction? Would you freak out? Or would you try and find out the story behind the a...

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Political
vladimir putin bbc
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Vladimir Putin has been the de facto leader of Russia since 2000. That was when he won the first presidential term. He won another one in 2004, and ruled Russia as a president unti...

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armin van buuren dj
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Armin van Buuren is arguably one of the most famous and popular DJs in the world. The Dutch DJ has been voted number one DJ few times now. He is actually an ordinary person t...

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