In a sweet welcome home video, Max Whitlock admits that he almost ran over his kid.
MAX WHITLOCK acknowledged that he was lucky not to run over his daughter Willow at the airport when he returned from the Tokyo Olympics.
Max Whitlock’s daughter Willow was seen coming towards him joyfully as he arrived home with his gold medal from the Tokyo Olympics in a lovely video. While many of the athlete’s followers were moved by the video, Max said that it could have turned out very terribly if he hadn’t noticed his daughter at first.
On This Morning with Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, he explained, “I didn’t see her [at first].”
“It’s a good thing I didn’t run her over with the trolley!” I ran into her at the last possible moment.
“We were FaceTiming a lot, she knew I was in Japan and knew I was practicing gymnastics somewhere else,” Max said of earning gold for the second time.
“I began gymnastics because I enjoyed it, and I continued because I enjoyed it, and I absolutely still enjoy it now… but if you had told me fifteen or twenty years ago that these results would be behind me, I would have laughed in your face.
“It’s been a crazy, crazy journey!” says the narrator.
“I first did swimming [when I was younger]because my brother did swimming,” he added, explaining how he got into gymnastics.
“I really enjoyed that, but a friend from the swimming club encouraged me to come along and try it [gymnastics], so I got into it by chance.
“I was able to swiftly pick up things, and I enjoyed it from the moment I walked in the door.
“In gymnastics, you learn something new all the time, and I really lived off of that, and feeling like I was continuously improving,” Max said when asked how he avoided injury.
He explained, “I think it’s about being intelligent.”
“Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to observe gymnasts who are older than me, and some gymnasts practice like juniors when they are seniors.
“I suffered glandular fever when I was 15, and it turned out to be a tremendous blessing in disguise because it taught me a lot about how to relax and recuperate, and not to spend every minute in the gym… and to make sure it’s 50-50.”Brinkwire Summary News”.