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U.S. Gymnast Alec Yoder Goes from DoorDash Driver to Olympian - See Photos from His First Event!

U.S. Gymnast Alec Yoder Goes from DoorDash Driver to Olympian - See Photos from His First Event!

Alec Yoder is one stop closer to achieving his Olympic dreams!

The 24-year-old gymnast from Indiana advanced to the finals on pommel horse during his first event at the 2021 Summer Olympics on Saturday night (July 24) in Tokyo, Japan.

Alec will compete with the seven other finalists on August 1.

Did you know that Alec was a late addition to the Olympics team? He was previously left off the national team despite winning pommel horse at the 2020 and 2021 Winter Cups.

Because he was ineligible for a USA Gymnastics stipend, Alec took a job as a DoorDash delivery driver to make ends meet while preparing for the Olympics.

Click inside to see what he said about his journey…

“I never joined this sport to get rich,” he said (via the Indy Star). “If I go broke trying to make the Olympic Games, it’s all good with me.”

Ahead of going to the Olympics, Alec said, “If I make an Olympic final, I’m not swinging to get fourth. I’m going to swing, and I’m going to swing to be perfect. I’m going to do everything I can to win an Olympic medal. I’m looking for a great routine, not a good one.”

Check out all of the amazing photos from the Olympics’ opening ceremony!

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