Tim Morehouse is a renowned U.S. fencer whos competing in the upcoming Beijing 2008 Olympics.
He reveals what it takes to be an Olympic athlete in How The Best Is Done: Elite Athletes, premiering this Friday (Jul. 25) on Treasure HD.
For Morehouse, going to the Olympics is exciting because fencing isnt always considered a sport.
He says, This is the closest Ive ever been to being a real athlete. For a fencer, going to the Olympics is like being a rockstar!
Morehouse may cut it as an athlete now, but it wasnt always that way.
He began fencing when he was 13 years old simply to get out of gym class.
He says, It got to a point where I didnt go to gym class OR fencing practice and my coach really let me have it. After that, I never missed a practice again!
Nowadays, Morehouse is much more disciplined in his sport, practicing drills and bouts five to six days a week.
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