How Team USA’s Cammile Adams Learned to Beat the “Olympic Hangover”

How Team USA’s Cammile Adams Learned to Beat the “Olympic Hangover”

Camille Adams (center) competes in a final heat for the Women's 200 Meter Butterfly during the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials on June 30, 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska.The morning after returning home from the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, two-time Olympic swimmer Cammile Adams was up early and on her way to the Houston suburbs to begin a semester of student teaching, the final requirement she needed to earn her bachelor’s in education from Texas A&M. Returning to school hours after stepping off a ten-hour flight, and while she was still emotionally drained and physically spent from competition, might sound extreme. It is extreme. But Adams did it because she understood that she was entering a vulnerable time in an athlete’s career. Of the hundreds of Olympians who represent the United States every four years, maybe two or three will return from competition as newly minted stars and household…View Original Post

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