The SavvySugar blog posted a slideshow of the Surprising Day Jobs of 12 Olympians. We’ve summarized them here:
Job status: Betts is a motions designer, which is a specialized field in graphics that deals with animations. Check out his work on his design website.
Chi Yip Cheung
Country: Hong Kong, China
Job status: Cheung is a full-time fireman but hopes to coach judo in the future.
Sport: Discus throwing
Job status: At one point, Brooks was juggling seven jobs, including bartending and a high school coaching gig. One of his most recent jobs was in construction.
Sport: Marathon running
Job status: He works full-time as a janitor.
Job status: She works for her family’s Italian ice shop in Long Island.
Job status: Herring spends most of his time as a US Marines Corp sergeant at the Camp Lejeune base in North Carolina.
Country: South Africa
Job status: Hultzer is a landscaper by profession.
Job status: Imboden just finished an internship at a record label but deejays in his spare time.
Job status: Jorgensen works as an accountant with Ernst & Young in Milwaukee.
Job status: Laine actually has a law degree from Georgetown University and passed the New York Bar Examination, so he’s allowed to practice as a lawyer. However, he put his law career on hiatus because of training for the Olympics.
Job status: By day, Milev is a physical education teacher at the Booker T. Washington Elementary School in Tampa, FL.
Country: Great Britain
Job status: Perdue is a garbage collector by day, when she’s not training for the Olympics.