Tyrone Smith got to do a podcast for CNN with his wife Sand Morris. Listeners got some insights into training and mentally preparing for an uncertain Olympics during a pandemic take.
Despite these added layers of complexity, Morris and Smith are determined to drink in every moment of Tokyo 2020 -- their first Olympics as a married couple.
"Our story is very embedded in the Olympics, and Rio is really where we got to know each other, spend time together, and I would go as far as to say we fell in love," says Morris.
"It really would be a fairy tale story to get a second Olympics together, (this time) as a married couple. It has been really painful to watch Tyrone not achieve what he wants to. It breaks my heart.
"If I could give away my medal and that meant he was going to medal or he was going to achieve his dreams, I would totally do that."
That sentiment works both ways: "If me not getting a medal or making it to the final guaranteed Sandi an Olympic gold or world record or whatever, I would make that sacrifice all day long," says Smith.
Unable to control his wife's performance, Smith will instead settle for being satisfied with his own.
"I really just hope that when I'm finished in Tokyo, I have this sense of pride -- that I can walk off the track from my last meet happy, content and proud of what I've done."
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