Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-07-21 04:03:21 –
Honolulu (KHON2) — The Tokyo Olympics stands have no fans, so families of participating athletes need to see their children go for money from the couch.
Dave and Mary Shoji are not strangers to the Olympics. I’ve seen my sons Eric and Kawaika win the bronze medal in men’s volleyball at the 2016 Rio Games. This time, it is said that it is difficult to sit down and see from home.
“It’s challenging, yeah, it’s really a shame that we can’t be there, and that we can’t be with the other parents we’ve become friends with,” Dave said.
Carissa Moore, who won the World Surf League Women’s World Championship Tour four times, will be competing in her first Olympics. Like Shoji, her dad Chris played an important role in her surfing career.
“I wanted to go, but everything that comes before us in a pandemic can understand all the difficulties Japan had to deal with to host the Olympics,” said Chris Moore. Said.
Coaching from the bleachers is disliked, but at least they can coach from the couch.
“You can jump up and down your underwear at home and scream,” Moore said. “No one knows it well. At the event, I have to stay contained.”
Dave says his sons generally listen to Mary’s volleyball advice, but legendary coaches keep their eyes open.
“It’s more tactical for me to shout about what’s happening here. I know they can’t hear me, but sometimes I can’t help myself,” Dave said. Said.
The Shoji brothers and Moore, along with 10 other Hawaiian athletes on behalf of the United States, have joined the state’s heritage. According to data analysis firm Been Verified, Hawaii has the highest number of summer Olympic athletes per 100,000 in any state in the United States.
“There is a huge globe in the village,” Mary said. “Each participant was able to put something in their hometown. I thought it was pretty cool. This is this little state of Hawaii. There’s a great expression.”
“Boy Mika, Kawaika is really playing for Hawaii and the country,” Dave added. “At the bottom of their hearts is to represent Hawaii as much as possible.”
The first match of the US Men’s Volleyball Team will take place on Saturday at 2:45 am HST. Mary says the family may not go to the clock party in their home.
“We’ll open the door around 1:45 and play the pre-game, but I don’t think anyone will take us to it. We’ll enjoy it peacefully,” he said.
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