2021 Olympic Media Day – Press Conference: Smith, Ledecky, King

TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES

  • Friday, July 22 – Sunday, August 8, 2021
  • Swimming: Saturday, July 24 – Sunday, August 1, 2021
  • Tokyo, Japan

The 2021 Olympic team visited with the media on Thursday from their training camp in Hawaii to chat about the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo. Regan Smith, Katie Ledecky, and Lilly King discuss topics such as being a teenager on the Olympic team, growing together as Team USA, and not having McDonald’s in the Olympic village.

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Bobo Gigi
2 months ago

What a horrible first olympic experience for Regan.
No spectators. Locked in the room. Not being able to watch other sports. Very few interactions with people. Masks outside of water. The constant fear of catching the virus.
I wish her to qualify for Paris 2024 to enjoy a real olympic experience.

Hswimmer
Reply to  Bobo Gigi
2 months ago

She doesn’t seem to mind much. The team is close and they will bring the best out of each other. Yes, it’s a mess still, but that’s life.

Swammer
Reply to  Bobo Gigi
2 months ago

What are you even saying? Did you listen to the press conference? She is thrilled to be sharing this experience with a great group of teens and veterans. She takes it one day at a time – doubt 2024 has even crossed her mind – why would it – she’s an Olympian -NOW – and is happy to be in paradise with people her age who can relate to the most important thing for each of them right now. I’d define “Enjoyable” as a idream realized. Nothing is guaranteed for anyone.

Awsi Dooger
Reply to  Bobo Gigi
2 months ago

If they wanted it to be a real Olympic experience the Games needed to be postponed until 2022. I was posting that here in spring 2020. Sure there would have been some obstacles but there was zero chance a global pandemic of this magnitude would be behind us by summer 2021. As always generalities overwhelm specifics.

Irish Ringer
Reply to  Awsi Dooger
2 months ago

Would be a better chance of that than a hot shot junior golfer avoiding injury and a budding career?

Irish Ringer
Reply to  Bobo Gigi
2 months ago

I don’t think the experience would be any better if it were Paris 2021. Bobo just pumping up his home country.

Smith-King-Huske-Manuel
Reply to  Bobo Gigi
2 months ago

Speaking of France:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuURIGnrBzo

1:24.00

Enjoy!

Corn Pop
Reply to  Bobo Gigi
2 months ago

We used to have girls who did fast 200 fly & back but unless it’s as a 40O im , its rare today..

Last edited 2 months ago by Corn Pop
Stephen
2 months ago

I hope no one mentioned Titmus

Stephen
Reply to  Stephen
2 months ago

Hopefully she replied…….she doesn’t concern me. I already know I have silver wrapped up.

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