Even although some media figures take to mocking Christianity, Olympic athletes aren’t shying away from talking out about their religion – to reporters.
On Monday, Eun Yang, who historically anchors for NBC’s Washington D.C. affiliate, reported from South Korea for the 2018 Winter Games. While there, Yang turned her consideration to the “very impressive” U.S. ladies’s bobsled workforce of 4, together with Aja Evans.
Their sport “requires them to push a 365-pound sled at full sprint to go nearly 100 miles per hour down an icy path,” Yang confused of the ladies. “There’s no question they’re strong and fast, but they are so much more.”
When Evans first started bobsledding, she instructed NBC that she competed for herself. But, afterward, she “started realizing” she “stood for something more,” together with her nation and girls.
And, maybe, her religion. Yang highlighted that the “fierce four” have been “leaning on their experience and faith” for the competitors. She pointed to Evans as proof. Evans, who shares a sled with Jamie Gruebel Poser, described how she competes.
“I start and I run and I jump in,” she stated, “and honestly, I’m in the back praying.”
On Twitter, Evans often refers to God.
“First season back since the 2014 Olympics and two surgeries on my knee,” she tweeted final 12 months. “God is oh so good.”
She’s additionally tweeted about Bible research and messages like “God’s timing is perfect.” While visiting Austria in 2013, she stated of the view: “Such an awesome reminder of how great God is.”
Evans concluded that, just like the singer and music producer DJ Khaled, she tries to ship her bobsled associate “all the good vibes and good energy I can.”
Besides Evans and Gruebel Poser, the workforce consists of Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs.