What is champion?

  • (noun): Someone who has won first place in a competition.
    Synonyms: champ, title-holder
    See also — Additional definitions below


A champion (from the late Latin campio) is the victor in a challenge, contest or competition. There can be a territorial pyramid of championships, e.g. local, regional / provincial, state, national, continental and world championships, and even further (artificial) divisions at one or more of these levels, as in soccer. Their champions can be accordingly styled, e.g. national champion, world champion.

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Some articles on champion:

James Toney - Biography - Middleweight Champion
... Toney's unbeaten run landed him a shot at Lineal IBF Middleweight Champion Michael "Second to" Nunn, in May 1991 ... The fight was stopped and Toney was the champion ...
Gene Hatcher - Champion
... After racking up a few wins, Hatcher faced WBA light welterweight champion Johnny Bumphus on June 1, 1984, in Buffalo, New York ...
NCAA Division II National Football Championship - Teams That Moved To Division I
1976 runner-up) Central Michigan (1974 champion) Louisiana Tech (1973 champion) Texas State (champion 1981, 1982 as Southwest Texas State provisional FBS ...
2006 FIBA World Championship For Women - Competing Nations
... as the host, and the United States, which automatically qualified as the reigning Olympic champion, the 14 remaining countries qualified through their continents’ qualifying ... Taipei (or Taiwan or Republic of China), Korea FIBA Oceania - Australia (Oceanian Champion) ...
Cottonwood, California - Famous Residents
... for Bill Davis Racing Nicole Teter, 800 meter runner Three-time USA Indoor champion ('02, '03, '08) American record holder at indoor 800m - 158.71 ... Outdoor runner-up 1991 USA Junior champion ...

More definitions of "champion":

  • (verb): Protect or fight for as a champion.
    Synonyms: defend
  • (adj): Holding first place in a contest.
    Example: "A champion show dog"
    Synonyms: prizewinning

Famous quotes containing the word champion:

    But now Miss America, World’s champion woman, you take your promenading self down into the cobalt blue waters of the Caribbean and see what happens. You meet a lot of darkish men who make vociferous love to you, but otherwise pay you no mid.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960)

    Let’s not quibble! I’m the foe of moderation, the champion of excess. If I may lift a line from a die-hard whose identity is lost in the shuffle, “I’d rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.”
    Tallulah Bankhead (1903–1968)

    What a terrible thing has happened to us all! To you there, to us here, to all everywhere. Peace who was becoming bright-eyed, now sits in the shadow of death; her handsome champion has been killed as he walked by her very side. Her gallant boy is dead. What a cruel, foul, and most unnatural murder! We mourn here with you, poor, sad American people.
    Sean O’Casey (1884–1964)