Years Ago, you were at the ranch covered in chalk and sweat wondering if any of this was worth it. You didn’t have an international elite medal to your name. You lined up in front of her and wished with all your might that she would call out your name to go to Brazil. Palms sweating, knees shaking, you were ready to go. You had proven yourself.
Seven years and two Olympic gold medals later, you will line up in front of her once again and wish with all your might that she will call out your name to go to Brazil. Palms sweating, knees shaking, you’re ready to go. You have proven yourself.
Recently tested samples of Rio river and sea water had dangerously high levels of bacteria and viruses from untreated sewage that’s “so contaminated with human feces that [athletes] risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games,” according to the AP. Officials say it will be fine — but the athletes beg to differ and have proof.