Meet some of the Brothers and Sisters representing at The Tokyo 2020 Olympics
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic games are coming starting on July 23rd to August 8th and Mid Strike Magazine will be here to cover all events especially the athletes who are there to represent us. #TokyosoBlack.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is one of the fastest runners in the world and this year she’s coming into Tokyo with a different look in her eyes, one that reminds us a little bit of some all time greats but this year it seems like she Fraser-Pryce has some unfinished business especially one that concerns 10.62 seconds and the Olympic record set by Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988.
Allyson Felix is one of the most decorated olympic athletes to ever grace the track and is back once again as she’s set to participate in her 5th olympic games. Throughout her time she has been one of the most vocal athletes when it come to women’s rights as athletes, launched her own brand all while being a mom. We look forward to seeing what she’ll do in the Tokyo olympics. You can catch her in the 400 meter event in this years olympic games.
Randolph Ross Jr. and fellow NC A&T Aggie star Trevor Stewart are both representing their HBCU college at the Tokyo olympics. These good brothers both qualified for the 4×400 meter team and 400 meter respectively and will be looking to make some major noise in Tokyo.
Athing Mu is one of the youngest runners in the upcoming Olympic games. At 19 years of age she currently hold the Olympic Trials record of 1:56.07 for the 800 meter which she ran in Eugene Oregon back in June. Hello Athing welcome to the Olympic games.
We thought Usain Bolt was super human fast well look no further than 17 year old Erriyon Knighton. He currently holds the under 18 world record for the fastest 200 meter and guess who’s record he broke…..Usain Bolt. Yes thats right the stage is set and the future is super bright for this young man who we will see in Tokyo.
Guess who’s back? Thats right Simone Manuel. Five years ago, Manuel became the first Black female swimmer to win an individual gold medal at the Olympics and she’s back for Tokyo as she is competing in the 50 meter freestyle event,
Now we cant mention one Simone without the other, Simone Biles. You’ve probably seen unicorns leading up to gymnastics and all of Simone Biles events. Simone has changed the game in gymnastics and she’s looking to add to her medal collection this year in Tokyo. That being said when gymnastics are on IT’S MUST SEE TV!!!
This one sucks a little bit but we all learn from our mistakes and we come back better from them. Sha Carri Richardson was set to have a great first olympics but was sadly delayed due to a positive marijuana test. Hopefully we’ll get to see her back in time for the relays. That being said continue to work sis and simply come back stronger. #letherrun
Jordan Chiles credits most of her success to Simone Biles. She’s worked super hard to gain her spot on the US gymnastics team and now she gets to share the stage with Simone Biles and represent on the worlds biggest stage.
Stay tuned for full on Olympic coverage from your’s truly here at Mid Strike Magazine.