The 2016 Rio Olympics are just around the corner and there are plenty of people vying to end up at winner’s circle this year. In Charlie Ebersol’s new docuseries “Gold Medal Families,” six young hopefuls have their life documented as they push towards their dream of bringing home the gold.
The series follows six athletes between the ages of 16 and 21 trying to get to Rio de Janeiro for the Summer Games in August.
In this exclusive clip given to Campus Sports, 19-year-old diver Steele Johnson, who just qualified this past weekend, tells the story of how he started his career in the rigorous sport.
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Johnson is featured alongside fellow diver Jordan Windle, boxer Jajaira Gonzalez, rhythmic gymnast Nastasya Generalova, swimmer Sean Grieshop and gymnast Aly Raisman. The latter is the most experienced of the six as Raisman was the only US gymnast to win gold in the floor exercise at the 2012 London Games and looks to become the first to make back-to-back Olympics in 15 years.
“For the first time, Gold Medal Families, will take audiences inside the families behind great Olympic hopefuls in the final months before the Games — showcasing the incredible support and love that these elite athletes are given throughout the highs and lows of their journey,” executive producer Charlie Ebersol, chairman and founder of The Company, said in a press release.
“Gold Medal Families” premieres on Lifetime Network at 9 p.m. EST and is sure to be an emotional run to the games in Rio.