Tag: 2020 Olympics

Ashima Shiraishi is More Than Just a Rock Climber

Ashima Shiraishi has been described as a “climbing prodigy,” a “bouldering phenom,” and the “Gretzky of granite.”

While the 2020 Olympic rock climbing hopeful has risen to prominence in the sport, Shiraishi doesn’t want to be defined solely by her ability to seamlessly maneuver up and down rocks and walls. Continue reading “Ashima Shiraishi is More Than Just a Rock Climber”

Carli Lloyd Has Sights Set on 2020 Olympics, Then Maybe the NFL

All Carli Lloyd is asking for is a fair shot.

At 37 years old, the United States Women’s National Team forward said she feels the best she’s ever felt physically and still has a lot left to contribute. Continue reading “Carli Lloyd Has Sights Set on 2020 Olympics, Then Maybe the NFL”

Surfing’s Popularity Evident at US Open and By Inclusion in 2020 Olympics

Kanoa Igarashi can’t wait for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The 21-year-old professional surfer not only gets to honor his ancestral roots by representing Japan, but also gets to showcase the sport’s growth and popularity to a new audience. Continue reading “Surfing’s Popularity Evident at US Open and By Inclusion in 2020 Olympics”