Björn Borg and John McEnroe Swedish tennis player Bjorn Borg (right) shakes hands over the net with American tennis player John McEnroe after winning the final of the Men's Singles tournament, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 8-6 to become champion at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London on 5th July 1980. (Photo by Chris Smith/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Björn Borg and John McEnroe
Swedish tennis player Bjorn Borg (right) shakes hands over the net with American tennis player John McEnroe after winning the final of the Men's Singles tournament, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 8-6 to become champion at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London on 5th July 1980. (Photo by Chris Smith/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Have you ever had that gnawing feeling that your most fierce rival makes you perform better? Well, you are quite right. Sports fashion brand Björn Borg decided to investigate how much rivalry can improve athletic performance and teamed up with Professor Gavin Kilduff from NYU Stern. It is now official: your worst rival drives you to new athletic heights.

Many people believe that rivalry can make you run faster, play better and push the limits further when it comes to sports. But Swedish sports fashion brand Björn Borg wanted to know the truth and reveal the actual effects of rivalry. Professor Gavin Kilduff, who has spent the last 10 years studying the psychological aspects of rivalry, has found that there are positive aspects of rivalry both for legendary rivals like John McEnroe and Björn Borg as well as for regular athletes. His studies are the foundation of the new campaign from Björn Borg – Dear Rival. This initiative focuses on the positive effects of having a rival, and the fact that your biggest rival is also your best friend since they push you further than you ever would have been able to do yourself.

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Borg/McEnroe Copyright: Julie Vrabelová Image courtesy of Nordisk Film

Borg/McEnroe Copyright: Julie Vrabelová Image courtesy of Nordisk Film

Next Autumn, the biographic film BORG is released, a Swedish production about the tennis icon Björn Borg. All sports clothing in the film are developed by the namesake sports fashion brand, once founded by the legend himself. In relation to the film premiere, Björn Borg launches a limited edition collection in an updated vintage style inspired by the film. The name of the collection: Signature.

BORG is a film about how legends were shaped from rivalry, friendship and glamour at a time when everything was possible. It is the story of the revolutionary breakthrough of a Swedish icon, portraying the years when Björn Borg made his journey from a Swedish small town to the international elite, about the fiercest fight of his career, playing against the American super talent John McEnroe at Wimbledon in 1980, and how their rivalry came to engage a whole world.

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Mellisa Govender (RS Components); Winners - James Manelisi Silinda, Christopher Colin Baumgart, Matthieu Louis Arthur

Mellisa Govender (RS Components); Winners - James Manelisi Silinda, Christopher Colin Baumgart, Matthieu Louis Arthur

“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science,” said the great Albert Einstein. Learning and good grades are necessary, but to create tomorrow’s scientists we must help stimulate the creativity of today’s youth.

This is one of the goals of the annual Eskom Expo for Young Scientists, which held its national competition in Johannesburg at the Birchwood Conference Centre from 4 to 7 October. RS Components, the global distributor of choice for engineers and suppliers of the revolutionary Raspberry Pi computer board, once again returned to help judge hundreds of entries from across South Africa.

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