Connor Fields competes at the Rio Olympic Games Rio 2016 at Olympic BMX Centre on Aug. 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.
July 23 marked the original date of the open ceremonies for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and while they’ll have to wait another 365 days to compete due to the coronavirus pandemic, Team USA athletes’ morale has remained high.
See what else Team USA athletes are up to with less than 365 days until Tokyo 2021!
One Year Out
Track and Field athlete Ashley Spencer is ready to go!
one year to go— Ashley Spencer, ᴏʟʏ (@theTrackQueen) July 23, 2020
Paralympian Oksana Masters showed off her new shades while celebrating one year out to Tokyo 2021.
Today would have marked the beginning of the summer #OlympicGames in Tokyo. Although the games are postponed, the love of sport continues to unite us. No matter what obstacles we face, through sport, we can & will prevail, together.#ForTheLoveOfSport @oakley pic.twitter.com/4BX2jRvyx0— Oksana Masters (@OksanaMasters) July 23, 2020
Chuck Aoki also voiced his excitement for his fellow Team USA athletes.
New Threads for OYO
Nathan Adrian and Katie Ledecky helped present the new Polo Ralph Lauren One Year Out collection. Looking good!
And the two appeared on the Today Show along with other members of Team USA!
BMX Olympian Connor Fields: Confirmed TikTok Guy
We love a good TikTok. Watch Team USA athletes pose up in this STRONG TikTok.
Big TikTok guy https://t.co/W525qFWntQ— Connor Fields (@connorfields11) July 23, 2020
Team USA athletes also recognized the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and what the day means to them and the entire Olympic & Paralympic community.
Happy 30th anniversary Americans with Disabilities Act. Thank you to all those who came before &fought for rights for people w/ disabilities. The #ada is like a trampoline that now prevents us from going as low as possible. It lets us go high as possible in pursuing our dreams— Tatyana McFadden (@TatyanaMcFadden) July 26, 2020
Melissa Stockwell and her son hit the streets!
Yesterday my little man & I practiced riding his bike to conquer his fear of downhills before he starts bike camp. Riding w/ him is like a dream & he wants bike camp to start ‘right now!’ Proud of my brave boy & here’s to hoping he loves riding his bike as much as his momma. ♥️ pic.twitter.com/3alsxOnVd9— Melissa Stockwell (@MStockwell01) July 25, 2020
Boss Moves For Burroughs
Jordan Burroughs joined the Black Wrestling Association as a founding member!
I’m honored to be the final founding member of the newly formed @bwassociation_ Our goal is to inspire, connect, and empower black wrestlers to grow wrestling through representation, equality, and opportunity.— Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) July 24, 2020
Please give us a follow! pic.twitter.com/tBt9vOXm61
Baker Takes Flight
Rugby star Perry Baker has been spotted jet-setting in Alaska. Literally. Maybe a pilot license is next on the list after a gold medal.
Early Hurd Gets The Worm
Team USA Gymnast Morgan Hurd got up early to do what she does best with a nice view.
gymnastics at sunrise? pic.twitter.com/Piv6SFYL0F— morgan hurd (@morgihurd) July 25, 2020
Basketball Stars Return To Action
NBA and WNBA players officially began restarts in their respective bubbles, and have not stopped fighting for social justice. Arike Ogunbowale was one one of many Team USA athletes to do so.
The WNBA restart garnered some support from other Team USA athletes.
So excited! Swim practice then getting to watch the @WNBA all day. A group of trurly inspiring women working to make positive change in our world! #SayHerName #MakeWayMakeChange pic.twitter.com/14He8frhHW— Simone Manuel (@swimone) July 25, 2020
Two-time gold medalist Lebron James also sounded off after his first preseason scrimmage in the bubble.
FACTS to the MAX right here! https://t.co/ERMoR8qzis— Simone Manuel (@swimone) July 24, 2020