DK Metcalf to participate in Golden Games to try and qualify for Tokyo Olympics U.S. trials

DK Metcalf to take part in Golden Video games to attempt to qualify for Tokyo Olympics U.S. trials

DK Metcalf

DK Metcalf
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Simply give Budda Baker a 3 second head begin and DK will catch him and win the race — I assure it.

This weekend, the Seahawks receiver will take part within the Golden Video games — a USA Observe and Area occasion in Walnut, California. Metcalf is entered within the 100-meter sprint slated for Sunday afternoon. If he’s quick sufficient, he might qualify for the US Olympic trials in June.

To do that, he’ll probably need to run 100 meters in about 10 seconds. Sheesh.

For reference, Metcalf ran a 4.33 40 on the 2019 NFL mix. And in his notorious Sunday evening chasedown in Arizona, the receiver was clocked hitting 22.64 miles per hour. So, does he have an opportunity towards precise sprinters? I don’t know. Somebody do the math.

He could also be quick, however Metcalf hasn’t raced competitively since highschool. Again then, he didn’t even run the 100. He was a hurdler.

Metcalf hasn’t disclosed whether or not or not he truly desires to take part on this yr’s postponed Olympic Video games if given the chance, and neither has his agent. However why else would any non-track athlete need to run this yr?

There’s a precedent for soccer gamers competing in different athletics, ya know. Over 35 NFL athletes have participated in Olympic monitor and discipline. “Bullet” Bob Hayes has a Tremendous Bowl ring and an Olympic Gold medal. Marquise Goodwin long-jumped in London. Tommie Smith was an iconic 1968 gold medalist, he additionally caught a pass as a Cincinnati Bengal. And, earlier than the pandemic, Tyreek Hill stated he would take into account trying to qualify for the then 2020 Video games.

Perhaps Metcalf doesn’t care if he qualifies for U.S. trials. Perhaps he’s simply holding onto a dedication he made in October of final yr.

Both approach, we’ll discover out if he’s quick sufficient on Sunday. Hopefully, he can catch Budda Baker on the end line or, no less than, think about him there.