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#178 Bowe Becker overcomes arthritis, losing his spot in ISL to win Olympic gold
August 11, 2021
·By Nathan Tschohl
Bowe Becker overcame rheumatoid arthritis and losing his spot in the International Swimming League to become an essential part of Team USA's winning Men's 4x100 Freestyle Relay in Tokyo.
He went from waiting tables to becoming an Olympic gold medalist. This is his Olympic story.
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00:00 Swimming Sponsors 03:15 2016 Trials 05:15 Gideon Louw 06:30 What did Gideon teach you? 08:50 Strength Training with Cal Dietz 10:00 1st Trials finals 11:45 Rheumatoid arthritis 16:30 Gideon leaves, COVID happens 18:00 Losing spot on Cali Condors 19:37 Jonty Skinner 20:40 Mentality, Professionalism 26:15 100 Free 27:00 Prelims to SF to Finals 35:00 4x100 Free Relay 38:45 Wearing the American Flag 42:00 Ready Room stress 43:30 THE Gold Medal 44:00 Olympic Rings tattoo