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Der ehemalige MLB-Spieler Carlos Gomez will sich für das olympische Radsportteam qualifizieren

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Carlos Gomez

Carlos Gomez
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Former MLB outfielder Carlos Gomez hit for the cycle twice during his MLB career. Now, he is attempting to make a second career out of it.

Gomez is trying to qualify for the Olympic track cycling team in 2024. According to Todd Rosiak, a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Gomez needs to win a race in May to qualify. If successful, Gomez would represent the Dominican Republic in the 500-meter sprint, a country that has only had one cyclist in Olympic history, Diego Milan, in 2016.

Rosiak mentioned that the 38-year-old consumes 7,000 calories daily to counteract the intense weight loss from training. He also noted that Gomez’s „strong lower body“ allows him to out-sprint anyone in the Dominican Republic.

Gomez spent 13 years in the MLB, six of which were with the Milwaukee Brewers. Known for his speed on the base paths, he recorded 268 stolen bases in his career. Gomez finished his career with two All-Star appearances and a Gold Glove.

This is not Gomez’s first attempt at pursuing a second career in sports. Rosiak mentioned that Gomez previously trained for MMA but had to stop due to a neck issue. He also trained in Judo as a child.

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