Team UCAN Athletes Win 4 Medals at Tokyo Olympics
August 11, 2021
For the past two weeks we watched the world’s greatest athletes compete at a level that is unfathomable for most of us. What we don’t see is all the preparation it takes to get to that level. Extensive training and some natural born talent are a huge part of the equation, but there is also a growing awareness around the importance of proper nutrition for peak athletic performance.
That’s where UCAN comes in with long-lasting energy products that sustain optimal athletic output, reduce fatigue and eliminate spikes and crashes. So it’s no wonder that many Olympic athletes are utilizing and excelling with their products. In the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Team UCAN represented 4 of the Olympic medals won by Team USA. If UCAN was a country it would have finished 47th of the 206 nations that participated.
UCAN team member Maggie Steffens led USA Women’s Water Polo to their third consecutive Olympic gold medal and became the all-time scoring leader in Olympic history.
“Water polo is really an endurance sport but with a lot of short, explosive movements,” says Maggie. “Consistent energy is key and fueling with UCAN before and after my tough training made a huge difference in my energy levels and focus.”
Katie Zaferes won a bronze medal in Triathlon, notching just the third Olympic medal from a U.S. triathlete in history. Zaferes and the U.S. also claimed a silver medal in the inaugural mixed triathlon.
“Nutrition used to be a weakness for me, but now it’s a strength,” says Katie. “I love the long lasting energy from UCAN. I take UCAN before my training sessions and races and it simplifies my nutrition approach, allowing me to focus on execution.”
Stefanie Dolson won gold for the US in the inaugural 3×3 basketball. Whether it’s water polo, triathlons, or basketball, UCAN helps athletes reach their full potential by giving them sustained energy through their training and competitions.
Many athletes today fuel with energy products such as traditional sports drinks, but there has been little innovation with respect to carb formulation. Many current offerings still rely on sugars with an emphasis on quick energy that requires continuous supplementation to rescue the body from it crashing.
Alternatively, athletes who use UCAN products benefit from the steady-release of energy from SuperStarch, the patented, complex carbohydrate that’s unique to UCAN products. Maintaining stable blood sugar is key for athletic endurance, focus, recovery, body composition and overall metabolic health.
“It doesn’t matter the age, athlete or sport,” says Bob Seebohar, former U.S. Olympic Sports Dietitian. “Keeping blood sugar stable, teaching your body to burn fat, and fueling with UCAN is key for any athletic or health-conscious individual.”
For athletes, UCAN can provide a lasting and stable supply of energy to sustain them through rigorous workouts and competitions. But UCAN may also prove to be a healthier carbohydrate solution for everyone.
To learn more about how these great athletes fuel and train, visit ucan.co/olympics
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