Gold medalist Ricky Berens answers your questions

Gold medalist Ricky Berens answers your questions

Charlotte native and Olympic swimmer Ricky Berens lets Larry Sprinkle wear the gold medal he won in London.


by NewsChannel 36 Staff

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 7:06 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 23 at 6:52 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte native and Olympic gold medalist Ricky Berens stopped by NewsChannel 36 Tuesday to answer your questions.

Taylor Turbyfill: Who is your favorite teammate?

Victoria: What do I need to do to get where you are in life?

Megan: What's your favorite stroke? 

Where is your favoriteplace to live? 

What was your source of inspiration? 

What was your favorite Olympic sport besides swimming? 

What are your career plans after swimming? 

Will you be at the 2013 Ultraswim? 

Tell an embrassing story. 

What three people would you like to meet? 

Who is your favorite teammate? 

How many hours a day do you practice and how many calories do you consume?  

Did your swimming discipline affect your academic discipline?  

How embarrassed were you when your suit ripped in Rome? 

After a race do you sweat?

Can you name all 50 states?

How do you get your teeth so white?  

How do you deal with all that chlorine? 

What's more nerve wracking Olympic trials or Olympics?

Where do you keep your medals? 

What's it been like since you've been back on US soil? 

Do you pee in the pool?

Can you lick your elbows?

Before you enter the pool do you have any pre race rituals?

What does it take to be an Olympic swimmer?