U.S. Olympic medalist surprises Atlanta high school team by showing up for track practice

Two-time Olympic silver medalist Adam Nelson (center, black shirt) was a surprise participant at Lovett's track practice (Photo from Lovett)

Two-time Olympic silver medalist Adam Nelson (center, black shirt) was a surprise participant at Lovett's track practice. He is joined by former classmates B.J. Crane (left) and Charlie Finch. (Photo from Lovett)

It’s not every day that you get to work out with an Olympic medalist.

So you can understand how some members of the Lovett track and field team were nearly speechless and had to do a few double-takes at practice on Friday. Working out alongside the high school team was Adam Nelson, who won silver medals in the shot put in the 2000 and 2004 Olympics.

Nelson, who is training for another shot at the gold in the 2012 Olympics, graduated from Lovett in 1993. He stopped by the Atlanta private school to visit with former classmates B.J. Crane (Lovett’s shot put coach) and Charlie Finch (Lovett’s head track coach). Nelson also got in a brief workout to make sure his massive biceps and triceps weren’t being ignored.

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2 comments Add your comment

meh

April 20th, 2010
1:48 pm

kramers2009

April 21st, 2010
1:56 pm

Nice.. Nelson is the man.