Humans of Olympics: Meet Diego Abreau, the crossfitter who's in Rio to watch weightlifting

A pharma sector executive in Sao Paulo, Diego Abreau is also an avid crossfitter and there was no way he going to miss the world’s best weightlifters in action at the Olympics in Rio.

Shrenik Avlani August 16, 2016 15:43:58 IST
Humans of Olympics: Meet Diego Abreau, the crossfitter who's in Rio to watch weightlifting

Humans of Olympics Meet Diego Abreau the crossfitter whos in Rio to watch weightlifting

A pharma sector executive in Sao Paulo, Diego Abreau is also an avid crossfitter and there was no way he going to miss the world’s best weightlifters in action at the Olympics in Rio. Abreu took a week off work and headed straight to Rio to catch as much action as he could.

Though the high ticket prices is something he is not happy about, he and his five friends (all in decent jobs) aren’t among those who would have had trouble coughing up the money for this once in a lifetime experience.

A die-hard Brazil supporter in all sports, including football, Abreu and his friends watched three sessions of swimming where they were part of the arena where Michael Phelps made history. They were also present when Singapore’s Joseph Schooling beat Phelps in the 100m butterfly final, shortly before Katie Ledecky improved her own world record and took home the gold.

For that day’s swimming finals, the friends had coughed up $900 ($290) per ticket. They also caught three sessions of weightlifting, apart from taking several pictures and collecting special edition beer glasses at the Olympic venues.

Updated Date:

also read

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2022: India clubbed with USA, Brazil and Morocco as groups announced
Football

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2022: India clubbed with USA, Brazil and Morocco as groups announced

India is slated to host the tournament from 11 to 30 October across three venues.

14th BRICS Summit: PM Modi calls for united efforts for post-pandemic recovery
World

14th BRICS Summit: PM Modi calls for united efforts for post-pandemic recovery

BRICS is a multilateral forum consisting of five major emerging economies of the world, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa