A. Wilson, a member of Team USA, returned home a week and a half ago with the Olympic gold medal and the knowledge that he had an incredible experience but was ready to move on to the next chapter of his life.
A. Wilson Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
At the Tokyo Olympics, Emory University’s first Olympian swimmer, Andrew Wilson, made history by becoming the first Division III athlete to earn a gold medal.
A week and a half after the Tokyo Olympics wrapped up, Wilson is taking advantage of his free time to rest and get over his jet lag. Olympic swimmer stated he was glad to have participated in the sport’s history but was ready to call it quits.
Wilson is just grateful that the Olympics took place at all, despite his admission that it would have been good to have a larger viewership. The Olympic emblems were plastered all around Tokyo, but swimming seemed business as usual.
He Compared Swimming Pools by saying,
“But, you know, like when you’re at the pool or swimming in a race or anything like that, it’s the same sort of pool as any other pool, you know like it’s the same with lanes, it’s the same length.”
A former Emory swimmer is continuing his work with Formula One cars by enrolling at the University of Oxford in England. The Formula One follower has decided to pursue a degree in applied mathematics.
I’ll always be near a pool and enjoy swimming, he added, so “it’s done for me sort of at that level.” But I no longer need to put in that much effort or go through those kinds of workouts.
Wilson ran in the heats of the men’s 4×100-meter relay, helping to put the United States in position to win gold. The Emory grad claimed that the rest of the swimmers made him feel welcome and that he wouldn’t be a gold medalist without their help.
Prior to leaving for England, he intends to take advantage of his free time, visit with friends, and get back into the swing of things at home.
To become a “regular human being,” he remarked, “I’ve got a year.” Let’s wait and see what happens.
Her Time at the Olympics:
Former Olympian (2020)
Tokyo will host the sixth Summer Olympics in 2020. (100-meter breaststroke)
The World Championships She Attended:
The most recent of these medals was won in 2019: silver in two different relay events (4×100 medley and mixed 4×100 medley) and sixth place overall (100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke)
Date of entry: 2019
Two medals for this team! (2 silvers)
Copper – 2020 (4×100 medley relay, mixed 4×100 medley relay)
Some Background Information on Her:
He was the first swimmer from Division III to make the Olympic team, and he went to one of the best boarding schools in the country in Massachusetts, where he excelled at both swimming and water polo.
His sister swam for Northwestern, and his mother competed in gymnastics there.
One of his favourite bands is Hoobastank, and he has a passion for automobiles.