B. Becker is a former competitive swimmer and current swimming coach in the United States.
At the 2020 Summer Olympics, he swam in both the preliminary and final heats of the 4×100-meter freestyle relay, earning him a gold medal.
He is a competitive swimmer for the Tokyo Frog Kings in the International Swimming League.
In 2020, in part because of the COVID-19 outbreak, Becker decided to take a six-month break from swimming in order to wait tables at a lodge in Reno, Nevada.
B. Becker Makes Big Splash in Gold Medal Relay
In the last few months leading up to the Olympics, you’ve likely read about a number of outstanding American swimmers. For instance, Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky.
One person whose name, B. Becker, may have escaped your attention is this individual.
Although he swam well in college at the University of Minnesota, he wasn’t a household name and hence was not a heavy favourite to represent the United States in the Olympics.
He had a much less chance of making the final four team in the men’s 4 by 100 freestyle relay yesterday, which was swimming for a gold medal.
Things are about to heat up. The 23-year-old stopped swimming for a few months and considered retirement while working as a waiter during Covid.
“Swimming gets in your head a lot staring at the black line,” he observed today in a media interview.
About nine months ago, luckily for the United States, he decided to begin training again in an effort to qualify for the Olympic squad. Indeed, he fulfilled that prophecy.
Reno’s B. Becker Wins First-Ever Gold Medal with Team USA in 4x100m Relay
Caeleb Dressel began his quest for six gold medals in swimming, while Katie Ledecky found herself in a very odd situation.
A U.S. triumph in the men’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay on Monday at the Tokyo Olympics, with Dressel serving as the race’s anchor, helped soften the blow of Ledecky’s first Olympic defeat.
One of the most anticipated races of the Summer Olympics was won by Australian “Terminator” Ariarne Titmus, who lived up to her moniker by catching and passing Ledecky in the 400-meter freestyle.
After falling behind by a length and a half halfway through the eight-lap race, Titmus cranked up his pace and crossed the finish line in 3 minutes, 56.69 seconds.
Only Ledecky’s 3:56.46 from the 2016 Olympics in Rio could be faster, making this the second-fastest time ever.
The reigning Olympic champion finished in second place, despite running the fourth-fastest time in history (3:57.36) and achieving her best results in three years.
After the pandemic hit in the spring of 2020, Becker decided to give up swimming and return home from Auburn’s postgraduate training group.
In swimmer terms, he had officially retired after he had said he was done and burned out and didn’t swim for six months.
For a while, he considered using his degree in criminal justice from the University of Minnesota to apply for a job as a sheriff’s deputy in Washoe County, Nevada.
The Lodge was where he found work to cover his expenses in the interim.