go for (the) gold

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go for (the) gold

To pursue or attempt to achieve the very best possible outcome or reward from some activity, task, or endeavor. A reference to winning a gold medal at a competition, especially for athletics. You have to go for the gold in every aspect of your business if you want to be successful. John: "I'm off to compete in the pie-eating contest." Doug: "Go for gold!"
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Champions" is just one part of Duracell's Rely on Copper to Go for the Gold program, which gives consumers a place - the Virtual Stadium - to provide encouragement for the athletes in real time through videos, pictures and texts as they train and compete in London.
As the centerpiece of the Rely on Copper to Go for the Gold program, Duracell's online Virtual Stadium offers consumers the unique opportunity to experience the road to the Games through the eyes of world class athletes, and in turn, send them the power of encouragement and inspiration through video, text and photo messages.
The Duracell roster of athletes will bolster the Rely on Copper to Go for the Gold program through their support at events, social media activations and ongoing fan engagement.
Owner David Johnson reports him to be back on track, but he and Pipe now have to decide whether to go for the Gold Cup or opt for the shorter Daily Telegraph race.
The long-term aim had always been to go for the Gold Cup next season, not this, as he's still only a six-year-old," Alner said.
You watched them go for the gold, silver and bronze during the 17-day Summer Games.
Gamers are given three tries to go for the gold medal in each event to collect a high score for the entire track meet.
I expect he'll go for the Gold Cup and the Scottish National.
Middleweight Ariel Hernandez and heavyweight Felix Savon weren't even tested in winning their second Olympic gold medals, and three more Cubans go for the gold today.
The Go For the Gold Sweepstakes is a perfect example of Upper Deck and Tiger Woods commitment to introduce the game of golf and sports card collecting in fun and interactive ways to fans.
Photo: Catronia Fallon, third from right, and Amy Fu ller, first from right, go for the gold medal today in the women's eight.
Fresh off her singles victory at the 2000 Sunrise Medical US Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships, Vergeer felt confident in her game and ready to go for the gold.
Korbel is extremely pleased to gather this talented group of men and women together as we honor their achievements, and we are proud to continue this momentum by sending our well wishes to the athletes that will go for the gold during the 2002 Salt Lake Games," says Gary Heck, President and Chairman, Korbel Champagne Cellars.
In this year's events, veterans will go for the gold in track and field, swimming, basketball, weightlifting, softball, airguns, quad rugby, bowling, table tennis, archery, a wheelchair rally, and wheelchair slalom.
Wrestling Superstars Goldberg, "Hollywood" Hogan, Sting, Diamond Dallas Page and other top brawlers are ready to go for the gold in this new addition to THQ's wrestling library.