A Season 2 special episode featuring Ukrainian gymnast Illia Kovtun is now live. With unmatched courage, he has defined the epitome of perseverance and the true spirit of sport competing and winning gold on parallel bars at both the Cottbus and Doha World Cups.
“I didn’t think I would ever be here,” newly crowned Olympic Champion Sunisa Lee shared in the moments after her golden performance in Tokyo. “There was one point that I wanted to quit. So, to even say that I am an Olympic Gold medalist, and just be here, is just so crazy.”
Expectations. The fear of letting people down sometimes is so much stronger than the practical understanding that there is physical risk. Today, Simone Biles changed that conversation. “I just… after the performance that I did [on vault], I didn’t want to go into any other events second-guessing myself.”
“Being smarter and really listening to the athletes more,” stated Ellie Black. “It’s not just one cycle. One Olympics. One competition. We’re going to try to look at the longevity of it. Take care of our bodies and see what we can achieve over the course of many years rather than just one go.”
“I just told myself to take deep breaths and do what I normally do. This was the time when I had to just let my gymnastics do its thing. I just had to let everything go.” Grace McCallum is ready to take on Tokyo with Team USA.