Building a Champion Part II: Maris Strombergs

Last week we unveiled the ODI Building a Champion video series with Australia’s Caroline Buchanan taking you inside her Olympic prep. This week brings the second in the four-part series – this time with the only man to ever win Olympic gold, Maris Strombergs.

“The Machine” has become an international phenom, but more than anything, a hero to the people of his home country – Latvia. While there is no doubt Maris Strombergs has become one of, if not the largest professional athlete in his home country, a third gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games would cement him as the Greatest Of All Time. Not only in Latvia, but perhaps the world.

Sit back and enjoy part two of the Building a Champion series as #81 sheds light on what it takes to become one of the biggest stars in one of the most demanding action sports on earth…

#81 Maris Strombergs



Video by: Justin Kosman

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