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Tom Scott / Karate

From his first belt ceremony to now, milk has been a huge part of Tom Scott's karate training and success. Scott has dreamt of karate being part of the Olympic Games for a long time and he’s thrilled that it is finally a reality.

Milk helps give him the energy he needs to move around the mat quickly and keep his opponents guessing.

"Training has always been a constant in my life, but thankfully, so has milk," says Scott.

One of Scott’s favorite meals is breakfast, and cereal and milk is always on the menu.

"A good breakfast gives me the best shot at a solid training day," said Scott.

Milk also comes into play at the end of the day. Scott says he likes to end his day with a big glass of milk before getting nine hours of sleep.

Courtney Frerichs / Steeplechase

For U.S. Olympian Courtney Frerichs, milk has always played an important role in physical development. Originally from Nixa, Missouri, Courtney remembers drinking milk every day at school and in the evenings with dinner to help build strong, healthy bones. She still includes a glass of milk with every major meal and snack to provide her body with the nutrients needed to maximize her athletic health and ability.

“Milk is a very important part of my diet,” Courtney said. “I cook with it, I mix it with my coffee and cereal at breakfast, I make smoothies with it and love drinking it by itself. It’s such a great source of calcium and helps ensure that my bones are strong for all my running!”

Courtney currently trains in Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her husband, Griffin Humphreys. She spends her days pushing and motivating herself to always do better. Milk, she said, helps keep her body and mind prepared for whatever hurdles she must overcome to become the best version of herself.

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