One Olympian from Yakima You May Not Know About
It's officially Summer Olympics season and there is so much to get excited about! I, for one, am excited to watch the gymnastics and swimming meets. I am rooting for Simone Biles to win everything, and I am also hoping any member of Team USA brings home some medals from Tokyo! You can view a list here of the nearly 500 Olympians competing for America (according to Sports Illustrated.
The Paralympics will be taking place right after the ones in Tokyo and this reminds me of the Olympian from Yakima that you may not know of. His name is Josh Elliott and he went to Davis High School and graduated in 2000 (Davis Pirates represent!) He competed in the 2018 Winter Paralympics hosted in South Korea. He is a genius in the downhill ski races. Josh doesn't compete anymore from what I understand, but his legacy will last a lifetime!
Americans competing in the Summer Olympics this year will try their damnedest to win in the following sports:
Archery, Boxing, Canoe/Kayking (Nevin Harrison from Seattle is competing), Climbing, Cycling, Basketball: Fun fact, Seattle Storm's very own Sue Bird will be competing this year!
Other summer olympic sport categories include Diving, Fencing, Golf, Gymnastics, Karate, Rugby, Skateboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Surfing, Paralympic Swimming, Paralympic Track & Field, Track & Field, Water Polo, Weightlifting, Wheelchair Rugby, and Wrestling.
Good luck to Team USA!