Olympic swimmer Ryan Murphy spoke concerning the pressures of competing on the very highest degree on Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day.”
Murphy received gold within the 4×100-meter medley relay, silver within the 200-meter backstroke and bronze within the 100-meter backstroke on the Tokyo Olympics so as to add to the three golds he won at Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
However he stated he nonetheless feels immense strain earlier than races, illustrated by his refusal to put on in-ear AirPods to take heed to music as a result of “when I attempt to open the case to place them in my palms are shaking an excessive amount of” to place them again in.
“I’ve to put on [headphones] over the ears as a result of the strain is absolutely large on the market,” Murphy instructed anchor John Berman.
The anecdote got here throughout a dialogue about U.S. gymnast Simone Biles, who on Tuesday received bronze on the stability beam following a tough week wherein she withdrew from workforce and particular person finals citing psychological well being issues.
Murphy hailed Biles for bringing consideration “to some actually essential points,” calling her an “unbelievable” athlete and individual.
Watch the interview right here:
4-time Olympic gold medalist @ryan_f_murphy explains the strain of the Video games.
Earlier than races, he listens to music on headphones, not AirPods “as a result of when I attempt to open the case to place them in, my palms are shaking an excessive amount of that I am unable to truly get them in.” #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/5OCfMzCSse
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