‘It’s not that I’m a terrible athlete’: Former Olympic skier Adam Tamburin on the trials of a new sport
Adam Tammurin, who was the only Canadian to win a medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, says he is ready to move on to new challenges in his life.
Tammyrin was one of just seven Canadians to make it to the medal round at the Games, where he earned his spot in the men’s and women’s medals.
Tambyrin competed in the X Games in 2020 and is now the chief marketing officer for a company called K-1, which develops the sport of CrossFit.
Tamsen said Tambulins journey has given him an insight into the world of CrossFitter.
“I’ve been through a lot of trials in life and I’m ready to take my time and see what comes,” he said.
“It’s going to be a great journey.”
Tambarins path has taken him through many obstacles in his career.
He was forced to take time off to be with his children when he was younger and also lost his parents in a car accident.
He returned to the X and CrossFit games in 2020.
He competed in his first Olympic Games in 2016 when he won bronze.
After that, he moved on to competing in the World CrossFit Games in 2017.
He said the path he took in the games has helped him see the importance of perseverance.
“It’s the same for every sport,” Tambirins said.
Tasks of the day: Tambrin has spent the last six years working with a variety of teams including the International CrossFit Federation, the CrossFit Vancouver team and the U.S. CrossFit program.
He is now involved in the Olympic Games, which he said were an opportunity to see what he can do at the highest level of competition.
He will be training at the same time with the team at the Rio Games and will compete against some of the world’s best CrossFit athletes.
Tampo said Tammirins story has inspired him.
“This is not just an Olympic Games or a Paralympics story, but it’s a story that’s important to people in this country,” he told CBC News.
“We’re going to get through this together and get to this next level.”
The Olympic Games will be Tamburtis first Olympic appearance since the 2016 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
He hopes to represent Canada at the Paralympic Games.