With the Olympics in Rio just days away, we have decided that it’s time to get to know some of the American athletes that you will be watching. Sure you already know Carmelo Anthony, Klay Thompson and DeAndre Jordan, but what about those volleyball players, gymnasts, and swimmers who you’ve never heard of. They deserve just as much love and affection as the professional basketball players and Michael Phelps.
So to start the series off we look to the Olympic diving circuit and in particular at Kassidy Cook. Cook unfortunately missed the 2012 Olympics due to shoulder surgery. The injury required multiple procedures to be done and she’s been training ever since to get back and participate in the Olympics. Check out the video of Cook qualifying for the Olympics. She’s jubilant and it’s infectious. We will absolutely be pulling for Cook to earn gold.
One of six children, Cook has been diving since she was four years old. She is currently a student at Stanford University and a massive “Game Of Thrones” and “Harry Potter” fan. She officially has our heart.
Before the Olympics, take a look at a few pictures of America’s future sweetheart.
All photos courtesy of Kassidy Cook’s Instagram