A REALTOR® won an Olympic medal in the Rio Games this week. Gymnast Alex Naddour not only won a bronze medal, his win netted the U.S. its first medal in the pommel horse in 30-plus years.
In addition to his gymnastics success, Naddour also works as a real estate professional for Arizona Elite Properties and is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®. He currently has at least one active listing on his website.
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Naddour’s medal this week in gymnastics was also the first for a U.S. male gymnast in an event final since 2008, when Jonathan Horton won a silver medal on the horizontal bar.
“I keep thinking, ‘Wake up.’ I feel like I’m dreaming,” Naddour told USA Today after earning the medal. “This is exactly what I wanted since I was a young kid, to go out and hit a great routine, score the highest I’ve ever scored in my life out of country. And at the Olympic Games. It doesn’t get much better than that.”
Most Olympic athletes don’t have the lucrative endorsement deals heading into the games as, say, a Michael Phelps or Simone Biles. Training can be expensive. As such, many athletes must search for a job that offers a way to pay for training and living expenses that also offers plenty of flexibility, MONEY magazine notes.
Source: “Meet the REALTOR® Who Just Won an Olympic Medal for Team USA,” MONEY (Aug. 16, 2016) and “Alex Naddour Gives Team USA its First Rio Medal in Men’s Gymnastics,” USA Today (Aug. 14, 2016)