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Monday Round-Up: DK Metcalf Sets Sights On Competing In 2024 Summer Olympics 

After coming up short in qualifying for the 2021 Summer Olympics, the Seahawks wide receiver says he’ll be training to sprint in the 2024 games in Paris. 


Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Monday, February 21 — about your Seattle Seahawks.

DK Metcalf Sets Sights On Competing In 2024 Summer Olympics

DK Metcalf has been regarded as one of the fastest and most physically-gifted players in the NFL since entering the league three years ago, a trait that's consistently been put on display with eye-popping plays including his famous touchdown-saving chasedown tackle of Budda Baker during the 2020 season.

Metcalf, who was part of a record-setting state-champion 4x100 relay team at Oxford High School in Mississippi, put his speed to the test in a big way last spring when he raced in the 100-meter dash at the USA Track and Field Golden Games for a chance to compete in the Olympic Trials. He finished ninth with a time of 10.36 seconds, short of the 10.05 needed to qualify for the trials — but he's already vowing to work toward earning a trip to the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

Recently, Metcalf sat down with Taylor Rooks and talked about his plan to train for the 2024 Summer games. The young receiver is currently recovering from foot surgery, but intends to start training for the Olympics as soon as he's healthy enough. "Next year, I'm going to start back training for it every offseason, training for the 100-meter, or the 60-meter, whichever one I decide to do," Metcalf said. "And then in 2024, you'll see me again."

Click here to watch the entire interview — the Olympics segment begins at the 17:55 mark.

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