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Here's What 19 Olympic Athletes Do As Their Day Jobs

Talk about time management skills!

Competing in the Olympics is a dream come true for any athlete. What's even more amazing is how many of these sports superstars are actually balancing a whole other career alongside their Olympic training.

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Here's what 19 current and former Olympic athletes do as their day jobs:

1. American basketball player and two-time gold medalist Angel McCoughtry is a former ice cream shop owner and current Head of Culture at Players TV.

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She won her medals in the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Rio Olympics. 

Angel is also an active WNBA player who signed with the Las Vegas Aces in 2020. However, she's not playing in the current season because she tore the ACL and the meniscus in her right knee in May 2021. 

2. Irish judoka Ben Fletcher is a horticulturist.

Ben poses in his new Irish team uniform
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He previously competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics for Great Britain but became part of the Irish team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

3. Singaporean rower Aisyah Rafaee was a student development officer at a polytechnic institute, and she's currently a grad student at Springfield College.

Aisyah rows to the finish line
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When she competed in Rio in 2016, she was the first rower from Singapore to qualify in the Olympics. 

4. French windsurfer and bronze medalist Pierre Le Coq is a dentist.

5. Australian shooter Paul Adams is a registered nurse.

Paul poses for his official team portrait
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He competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics and returned for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

6. Japanese canoe slalom competitor Kazuki Yazawa is a Buddhist priest.

Kazuki rows to success
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He's previously competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2012 London Olympics, and the 2016 Rio Olympics. 

7. Canadian marathon runner Lanni Marchant is a criminal defense attorney in the US.

Lanni runs in Rio
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In the 2016 Rio Olympics, she became the first Canadian woman to run both the marathon and the 10,000-meter. 

8. Japanese hockey player Ami Nakamura works as a shop assistant at the Yokohama Anpanman Children's Museum.

Ami skates towards the puck
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She competed in the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

9. Irish badminton player Scott Evans is a fashion entrepreneur who works with his partner, Camilla Hosbjerg, the founder of Denmark-based clothing brand Hosbjerg.

Scott hits the birdie
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He competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2012 London Olympics, and the 2016 Rio Olympics. 

10. Colombian rugby player Nathalie Marchino was a sales account manager for Twitter during her first Olympics, and now she works with Figma.

Nathalie protects the ball from a player on the rival team
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She competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics. 

11. Zimbabwean archer Gavin Sutherland is a builder.

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He competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

12. Spanish karate champ Paula Rodriguez is a military firefighter.

Paula strikes a fierce pose
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She's making her Olympic debut in Tokyo.

13. American marathon runner Jared Ward is a math professor at Brigham Young University.

Jared wears an American flag around his shoulders after qualifying for the Rio Games
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He competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

14. Portuguese trampoline gymnast Ana Rente is a doctor.

Ana flips on the trampoline
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She's competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2012 London Olympics, and the 2016 Rio Olympics. 

15. American bobsledder Christopher Fogt is an army officer.

Chris speaks at a press conference ahead of the 2018 games
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He won a bronze medal in the four-man bobsledding event at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. 

16. Canadian pistol shooter Lynda Kiejko is a civil engineer at the power transmission company Altalink.

Lynda aims her pistol
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She first competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics, then returned for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

17. American figure skater Polina Edmunds, who competed in the 2014 Sochi Olympics, is now a podcast host and social media marketing professional.

Polina does a leap
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After graduating with her communications degree from Santa Clara University in June 2020, she decided to retire from figure skating. 

18. British curler Thomas Muirhead is a sheep farmer.

Thomas casts a stone
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He made his debut in the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. 

19. And finally, British curler Glen Muirhead is also a sheep farmer who works and competes alongside his brother Thomas.

Glen models his Team GB jacket
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He previously competed in the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.