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‘Finally feels like it’s real.’ Former Chiles star makes Olympic team

Former Chiles High star athlete Lily Williams, second from left, and cycling teammates hold their gold medals from the recent World Championship in Berlin.

Reality is environment in.

The exhilaration, way too.

The Tokyo Olympics is a lot less than a month absent.

“After the yr hold off, it last but not least feels like it’s genuine,” Lily Williams explained.

When the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games was postponed a year in the past March thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, Williams seen the selection as a blessing.

It gave the previous Chiles Substantial athlete time to target on her coaching without distractions.

Williams’ dedication – and meteoric increase in the sport of biking – was rewarded in early June when she was named to the U.S. Olympic women’s keep track of cycling crew.

The USA team, Lily Williams, from left, Emma White, Chloe Dygert, and Jennifer Valente celebrate winning the gold medal at the awards ceremony for the World Championship final of the Women Team Pursuit event in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (Sebastian Gollnow/dpa via AP)

Williams and teammates are planning for the Games, scheduled from July 23 to Aug. 8, at the Olympic Coaching Heart in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The workforce is also scheduled to keep instruction sessions in Los Angeles in mid-July just before it departs for Japan.

Lift-off is a year later on than to begin with envisioned. 

“It was nerve-racking up right up until now simply because we weren’t certain it was going to happen,” Williams explained from her dwelling in Colorado Springs.