New Jersey Athletes Get Ready For 2020 Tokyo Olympics
July 24 marks one year until the beginning of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Athletes all over the country are training for U.S. qualifiers and according to NJ.com over 20 New Jersey athletes are hoping to get a spot on Team USA. These Olympic hopefuls come from all walks of life as well as sporting events.
Some of these athletes include Trenton native Athing Mu, Carli Lloyd and even Bruce Springsteen’s daughter Jessica.
Trenton Central High School has a great athlete in their hands, 17 year-old Athing Mu also known as the “Fastest teen in the nation”. NJ.com reported that Mu broke the 600-meter record at the 2019 U.S. Indoor Nationals.
Straight off of her World Cup win, Carli Lloyd is a top contender for the women’s soccer team. Lloyd is a three-time Olympian and has won two gold medals according to the United States Olympic Committee website.
Next summer we might be talking about a different Springsteen that will be having "better days." According to CBSnews.com, Jessica Springsteen is a well-trained equestrian as she is ranked 5th in the nation. It is not Springsteen first rodeo, she went to the Olympics in 2012 but as an alternate rider USA Today reported. She has her sights set on 2020 and is prepared to compete against such amazing athletes, as equestrian events are the only events in the Olympics that allow men and women to compete side by side.
Can't leave out one of the hottest NBA players, Kyrie Irving, he will more than likely be part of Team USA also. NJ.com has an extensive list of the Jersey Natives that you might see compete next year for gold!