Whether it’s the summer or winter olympics, the question is always the same: How do they do that? While we’re glued to the TV, these athletes nail the perfect landing, score, time, and speed. It’s a wonder what fuels them, what inspires them to go the extra mile and push themselves to extreme lengths to come out on top. And then it all makes it sense, music.
Pump up music, the sounds that connect the dots for the olympians, that calm or inspire them before their events, the stuff that connects us humans all together. Check out what some of the top athletes are listening to before they compete!
Bradie Tennell - US Figure Skating
Despite being only 20 years old, Bradie loves 80’s rock music. Her list consists of
Bohemian Rhapsody - “Because it is probably the greatest song that has ever been created,” Renegade- Styx, and she is also a fan of AC/DC!
Shaun White - US Snowboarding
America's favorite red head jams out to Led Zeppelin. Some favorite songs include 'Whole Lotta Love' 'Kashmir' and of course, Guns n' Roses' 'Paradise City.'
Gretchen Bleiler - US Snowboarding
The pro is a fan of all different musicians like 50 Cent and Run-DMC but you can also catch popular rock artists like Bob Dylan('Hurricane') and The Strokes('Heart in a Cage') on her playlist.
Scotty Lago - US Snowboarding
This snowboarder rocks out to artists like AC/DC(Common theme among the athletes, I see!), Black Sabbath, and to fit the team USA theme, Neil Young's 'Rockin In The Free World' and Bruce Springsteen's 'Born In The USA.'