Congratulations Nathan Crumpton of America Samoa 🇦🇸 Nathan will be carrying the flag at the closing ceremony for ASA. Nathan competed in the 100m.
Nathan Crumpton, a 35-year-old sprinter representing American Samoa. These days, he’s more accustomed to taking 15-to-17 steps, not triple that amount down the track. He also trains for the winter sport of skeleton and very much could be competing again at the 2022 Beijing Games (he represented Team USA for years in the event before joining the American Samoa’s squad for the 2019-20 season ).
His time was 11.27 seconds. He was hoping to break 11. He took it in stride, though.
“All in all, this is a great time,” said Crumpton, who was born in Kenya, ran track at Princeton University and now spends his time training between Hawaii, Utah and Austria. “At the end of the day, I’m here to participate. Most people aren’t going home with medals. I’m just honoured and thrilled to be here.”
During his time, he has produced some videos about the Olympics. Great insight! Check them out: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClUvhcDXNGsTpoZV18d_vZw