Ryan Murphy is bound to make a splash on the Tokyo Olympics.
“I am actually simply excited to race,” mentioned the Staff USA swimmer.
The adorned athlete shattered data in his Olympic debut in Rio again in 2016. Murphy got here dwelling with three gold medals after sweeping the backstroke occasions and the medley 4X100 m relay. This 12 months, he is hoping so as to add a number of extra medals beneath his belt.
“It was an absolute dream come true in 2016 to win gold medals for Staff USA, so I hope I can try this. I’ve obtained a number of competitors on the market. It’s going to be actually enjoyable to line up subsequent to these guys and see who’s the perfect on that day,” mentioned Murphy.
Not solely is Murphy the world document holder within the males’s 100 meter backstroke, however the aggressive swimmer can be from our yard.
“I completely liked rising up in Jacksonville. I believe a number of cities in Florida are underrated cities and Jacksonville undoubtedly falls into that class. I believe it’s so cool to be in a spot the place there’s a lot water. Particularly as I grew up and it turned out that my expertise was within the water,” mentioned Murphy.
When he isn’t breaking data within the pool, Murphy is dedicated to instructing everybody concerning the significance of drowning prevention. He is teamed up with Bridgestone to drive the message dwelling about water security and tire security this summer season.
“I actually obtained into selling water security and ensuring that everybody is aware of the significance of formalized swim classes. They cut back the danger of drowning by about 90%,” mentioned Murphy.
In the course of the pandemic, Murphy additionally discovered a strategy to prepare outdoors of the water.
“I used to be doing a number of the dry land and weight exercises at my home so I outfitted my storage with a bunch of weights and it’s enjoyable. The coaching has been actually intense and actually thorough so I’m excited to see how all of that arduous work goes to repay this summer season,” mentioned Murphy.
Because the Olympics inch nearer, Murphy says he is wanting ahead to lastly getting again into head-to-head competitors.
“Everyone seems to be so pushed. They work so laborious and to see that each one come collectively on the Olympics, it’s actually actually cool to work together with folks like that,” mentioned Murphy.