The Olympics bring together athletes from around the world for some friendly competition. This year, one of Texas’s own is competing and not for the first time. This is Cammile Adams’ second run for the Olympic gold. She had previously been part of the Olympic team that competed in the 200 meter butterfly where she finished fifth in the 2012 London Olympic Games. She has returned to Rio with Team USA to once again swim the 200 meter butterfly. However, she once again fell short of medal contention, improving on her London performance and placing fourth in the final.
Texas Swimming Isn’t Her Only Focus
At 24 years old, Cammile Adams has a lot on her plate this year. In addition to being part of Team USA for the second time, Adams is preparing to finish the remaining credits she needs to earn her degree from Texas A&M University. In addition to her impending degree, she will be getting married in two months. This means she’s been training, studying and planning the most important day of her life, all at the same time, making her fourth place run even more amazing.
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Cammile Adams is again in the spotlight for making the Olympic team and once again swimming the 200 meter butterfly race. While she still didn’t earn a medal this year, she did manage to improve upon her position, finishing in fourth place this year, despite her busy life outside of Texas swimming. With her use of the Arena Carbon Ultra swimsuit, she gave herself the competitive edge, allowing her to swim her best.
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