Lions Watch as Melissa Gonzalez Qualifies for Olympic Semis

by 24USATVJuly 31, 2021, 6 p.m. 20
-

Melissa Gonzalez may be competing for Colombia, but the Olympian had one of the biggest American crowds supporting her as she qualified for the women's 400m hurdles semifinal on Saturday.

Her husband, David Blough, is the backup quarterback for the Lions, and the franchise held a watch party in Detroit, where the squad started training camp just a few days ago.

“That was pretty cool, man,” Lions’ head coach Dan Campbell said. “It was a moment."

Gonzalez bested her own Colombian national record (55.68) when she finished second with a time of 55.32 in Tokyo. Prior to the event, the Lions put together a good luck video for her. Different players walked in the frame to send her encouragement while some, like Jared Goff, cracked a few jokes.

Blough closed out the video, walking up and high-fiving the camera.

The women's 400 hurdles final is set to take place Wednesday, Aug. 4.

Sign up for our free daily Olympics newsletter: Very Olympic Today. You'll catch up on the top stories, smaller events, things you may have missed while you were sleeping and links to the best writing from SI’s reporters on the ground in Tokyo.
• The Medals Keep Piling Up. But at What Cost?
• Caeleb Dressel's Olympic Schedule Is Not for the Faint of Heart

-

Related Articles

HOT TRENDS

Will Diablo II: Resurrected run on your laptop?

by 24USATVSept. 23, 2021, 7 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Linda Evangelista says she was left 'deformed' by cosmetic procedure

by 24USATVSept. 23, 2021, 2 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Real Madrid - RCD Mallorca live - 22 September 2021

by 24USATVSept. 23, 2021, 1 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Is Tory Lanez going to jail?

by 24USATVSept. 23, 2021, 10 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

What to Watch This Fall

by 24USATVSept. 23, 2021, 10 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

First day of fall: Why the equinox isn't as equal as you might think

by 24USATVSept. 23, 2021, 9 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

‘The Wonder Years’ shines spotlight on Montgomery

by 24USATVSept. 23, 2021, 9 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Shopkeeping sim Potion Craft is the top-selling game on Steam

by 24USATVSept. 23, 2021, 9 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Chicago PD spoilers: Does Kim Burgess die in the season 9 premiere?

by 24USATVSept. 23, 2021, 8 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Survivor Season-Premiere Recap: Come On In!

by 24USATVSept. 23, 2021, 4 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

How to Watch FC Metz vs. Paris Saint-Germain

by 24USATVSept. 23, 2021, 4 a.m.2