TOKYO (Reuters) – Recent off the again of securing 3 gold medals on the 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo, American swimmer Ryan Murphy hopes his good fortune is a superb omen for when he returns to the Jap capital for the Olympic Video games in two years time.
FILE PHOTO: Jul 28, 2018; Irvine, CA, USA; Ryan Murphy following his victory within the ultimate of the mens 100 LC meter backstroke throughout the 2018 USA Swimming Phillips 66 Nationwide Championships swim meet at William Woolle Jr. Aquatic Heart. Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports activities
Murphy, who’s the arena document holder within the 100 meters backstroke, proved imperious in Tokyo, successful each the 100 and 200m person occasions ahead of clinching his 3rd gold of the meet within the 4x100m medley relay.
The 3-time Olympic gold medalist says he hopes this good fortune will probably be replicated on the Tokyo 2020 Video games.
“Its in reality great to be in Tokyo,” stated Murphy.
“I simply sought after to have a just right meet right here as I’m a bit of superstitious and so sought after to have a just right meet in Tokyo that expectantly bodes smartly for the Olympics in 2020.”
Murphy shared additional secrets and techniques of his good fortune, together with having the similar snack of a peanut butter and jam sandwich, a banana and Greek yogurt ahead of each and every race.
“I’ve worn those socks for each and every main meet for the previous 4 years,” he added.
“I am getting superstitious, like swimming smartly in a pool right here will lend a hand me on the Olympic pool this is two blocks away.”
The Pan Pacific Championships had been held on the Tatsumi Global Swimming Centre, which can host water polo occasions at Tokyo 2020.
A brand new aquatics heart is being constructed particularly for the Olympics not up to a kilometer down the street.
Reporting by means of Jack Tarrant; Enhancing by means of Christian Radnedge