Florence, South Carolina 2021-07-23 18:59:52 –
Conway, South Carolina (WBTW) — Coastal Carolina University’s track and field and cross-country director heads to Tokyo for the Olympics.
“I’m really excited,” said Sandy Fowl, who joins Team USA as an assistant track and field coach. “Representing Team USA, and everything that represents itself, is astounding.”
Fowler was appointed to that position last year.
Her first trip to Asia has been awaited for a year due to the pandemic, making her more excited than ever.
Kevin Davis, assistant athletic director at CCU’s Athletic Media Relations, shared the excitement of Fowler.
“We are very excited about her doing so,” Davis said. “It was great just to see the excitement when she was nominated for the coach staff. It is for us as an undergraduate and university that the representative of Coastal at the Olympics will be on the most spectacular stage of it. It’s very exciting. “
This will be her second Olympics. She participated in a Sydney match in 2000. The situation is different this year, but Fowler said he wouldn’t miss this opportunity.
“This may be the once-in-a-lifetime type of Olympics,” Fowler said.
Fowler is eager to participate in the game, but her focus is on the athletes she teaches.
“I participate in this to help athletes,” Fowler said. “I can’t wait to see how they work and what they do.”
Fowler has heard from his teammates who are already in Tokyo and knows a little about what to expect when they arrive. She has already submitted both negative COVID-19 tests required for the trip. When she gets there, she gets a saliva test every day.
Fowler said the Olympic organizers should postpone the game for a year, making it clear that the game will go on this summer. She is confident in her safety in Tokyo.
“I feel pretty good about it,” Fowler said. “Everyone over there says that the health and well-being of athletes is definitely in the spotlight.”
Fowler’s busy travel day begins on Saturday. She takes one domestic flight before boarding her 13-hour flight to Tokyo. After that, she does 5-8 hours of processing at the airport before boarding the 2-hour bus.
Fowler is limited to the Olympic Village, team buses and event venues.
“I want to see Tokyo,” Fowler said. “For me, I’ve never been to Asia [that will] It’s exciting. Perhaps my husband and I will be back there. “
Fowler’s husband and her two dogs stay home and cheer for Team USA.
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