Olympians Take Time Out: Crystal Huang
What's on your iPod playlist?
I enjoy listening to Chinese music. However, I like American music too, such as soft rock and pop (mostly love songs).
What helps you unwind after a hard day of practice/training?
What helps me unwind is hanging out with my friends: dining out, go shopping, watch a movie, etc. And of course, just relaxing at home listening to music. A good nap and massage helps me recover from a hard day.
What's one thing about being an Olympic athlete that would surprise most people?
Nothing much, I'm just a normal person. One thing is I do everything slow, but I like to go on fast roller coaster rides!
What's a typical training meal?
I don't have a strict diet. I just prefer to eat Asian food, particularly Chinese (Hunan style). I don't go more than one day without eating rice. I eat rice with seafood, meat and vegetables. Fruits are important, too.
What are you most looking forward to at the Games?
This is my first Olympics, so I'm looking forward to the Opening Ceremony and just checking out the Olympic Village. Most of all, I would just like to play my best and try to achieve great results for USA.