“I Have Officially Made It in Life”- USA’s Grant Holloway Reacts to Being Featured in LeBron James’ Story

Published 08/07/2021, 8:55 AM EDT
EUGENE, OREGON – JUNE 26: Grant Holloway competes in the Men’s 110 Meters Hurdles Semi-Finals on day nine of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 26, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)


Grant Holloway managed to win silver in the 110m hurdles race last week, competing in his first-ever Olympic Games with a medal. However, the American was highly expected to win Gold, having dominated the race for the past two years.

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The 60m Hurdles world record holder was beaten to the punch by Hansle Parchment of Jamaica, who pulled off the upset with a timing of 13.04 seconds as opposed to Holloway’s 13.09. This shocking result did not affect Holloway much, and he seemed content with what he had achieved. 

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Men’s 110m Hurdles – Final – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 5, 2021. Silver medallist Grant Holloway of the United States in action REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Returning from the tracks, the American found out that Basketball legend LeBron James had mentioned him in his Instagram story. James shared a video of the hurdler’s dead focus while attempting the race. The motion was so steady that the head was at the same level the entire video as the rest of Holloway’s body moved over the hurdles. 

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Impressed by this concentration, LeBron James lauded Grant Holloway on his story. On realizing this, Holloway reacted hilariously as you can see in the tweet below. 

Grant Holloway failed to win the Gold medal for USA

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Team USA has had a rough patch in the Tokyo Olympics so far. The Nation’s impressive track team has failed to win the gold medal in any of the men’s events, despite having the best athletes. Noah Lyles, Trayvon Bromell, and now Grant Holloway have all disappointed in the finals despite being the fastest men this year in their disciplines. 

EUGENE, OREGON – JUNE 26: Grant Holloway reacts after competing in the Men’s 110 Meters Hurdles Semi-Finals on day nine of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 26, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

However, as a relatively young set of athletes, they have learned from these Games and will surely come in much more experiences in Paris 2024, which is just 3 years away. Holloway admitted that his nerves got the better of him in the finals which is why he lost out to Handle Parchment. 

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The American came first in all his heats and even beat Parchment then, but the Jamaican accelerated at just the right time to overtake Grant Holloway. Coming into Paris, and the world championships before that, we will surely see the best of him with steel nerves in France three years down the line. 

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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