One Athlete’s Journey to the Olympic Games

Though he’s twice been named the best windsurfer in the world, the road to the Olympic games hasn’t been all smooth sailing for professional athlete, JP Tobin. From having to compete for fourteen years to eventually qualify for the Olympics to doing his final qualifier with the spine of a cobbler fish embedded in his foot (it later required surgery to remove), JP’s hard work and perseverance finally paid off to send him to the summer Olympics in London in 2012.

As he gears up for next year’s Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, we interviewed this multi-talented athlete and Star Wars fan (see his Backstory quote to see what we mean) to learn more about his background, what it’s like to train with the people he faces in competition, and the other sports he competes in both nationally and internationally.

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