Obsesh for athletes
four Obsesh athletes qualified for the ‘2021’ olympics, and they proved why they’re ready to provide high-level Personalized coaching on platform for the next generation of athletes.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics came to a close on August 8, and with that close came an end to an unprecedented Olympic Games. Conversations about mental health were sparked due to Simone Biles pulling out of some of her events for mental health reasons, Olympic history was made when Gianmarco Tamberi and Muta Essa Barshim decided to remain tied and share the first place podium in high jumping, and Team USA came out on top of the medal count with a whopping 139 medals, including a high mark of 39 gold medals.
It was an exciting time for Obsesh as well, as four athletes currently on the platform qualified for the games. Francisco Santos, Sparkle McKnight, Khamica Bingham, and Maddy Price went to Tokyo and made the entire Obsesh family proud!
Competing for Portugal in the 100 and 200 Meter Backstroke events, Francisco made history in the pool during the games. With a mark of 54.35 seconds, he set the Portuguese national record for the 100 Meter Backstroke! At only 22 years-old, Francisco is primed to learn a lot from this big stage, and we at Obsesh are excited to see his swimming career blossom!
Sparkle was primed to compete in the 400 Meter Hurdles for Trinidad and Tobago, but unfortunately tested positive for COVID-19 prior to being able to compete. Despite that unfortunate turn of events, Obsesh is still proud of Sparkle for her hard work and determination to reach the games.
In the fastest race on land, Khamica made it all the way to the semi-finals of the 100 Meter sprint. She represented Team Canada and the Obsesh family with grace. She can hang her head high knowing that she was bested in the semi-finals by Elaine Thompson-Herah, the eventual gold medal champion and newly-minted Olympic record holder for the 100 Meter race.
60-100ths of a second is how close the Canadian women’s 4×400 Meter track team was to winning a bronze medal. Obsesh athlete Maddy Price was on that team, which exceeded expectations heading into the event. We’re proud of Maddy for getting to the finals of her event, and we can’t wait to see her team hit the podium next time around!
Obsesh is extremely grateful to have such talented athletes like Francisco, Sparkle, Khamica and Maddie on the platform. Other athletes on the platform shared that same sense of pride in a video made for the athletes.
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