The Boss’ daughter will make her Olympic debut on the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Here are 5 information about longtime equestrian Jessica Springsteen.
Jessica Springsteen, daughter of musician Bruce (sure, as in “The Boss”) and Patti Scialfa, is headed to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The equestrian, 29, has secured a spot on Team USA’s leaping crew forward of the video games on July 23, marking her Olympic debut. The four-member crew may also embrace a two-time gold medalist McLain Ward, silver medalist Kent Farrington, and gold medalist Laura Kraut.
The equestrian appeared on TODAY on Monday, July 19 and instructed host Hoda Kotb that her famous parents were elated about her making the crew. “They had been so excited,” Jessica stated. “They’ve supported me since I used to be little. This has been an enormous dream of mine ever since I can bear in mind and the game has turn out to be such a ardour for them as effectively. I really feel like we have been on this journey collectively, so that they had been simply so blissful.”
Learn extra concerning the soon-to-be Olympian with the 5 information under.
Jessica Has Been Riding Competitively Since The Age of 5
Per her United States Equestrian Federation profile, Jessica is a lifelong equestrian who started her aggressive driving journey on the age of 5. The equestrian instructed CNN in 2019 that (*5*) of her life. “We had a very grounded upbringing, and it was good that I at all times had driving to deal with and have one thing a bit bit for myself,” she stated. “I feel that basically helped me develop and turn out to be who I’m right now. And it taught me to work exhausting and to dedicate myself to one thing.”
Jessica Was An Alternate At The 2012 London Olympics
The 2021 Tokyo Olympics may be her grand video games debut, however it definitely is not her first time on the occasion: Jessica served as an alternate on the 2012 London Olympics, however in the end didn’t qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics. “What’s nice about this sport is that there is such a long life to your profession,” she instructed CNN. “I feel it is all about timing, and I hope that it is going to be the fitting time for me.”
Jessica Has Various Championship Wins Under Her Belt
The formidable equestrian — who’s at the moment ranked at No. 3 on the US rider checklist — already has numerous championship wins below her belt, together with the 2008 ASPCA Maclay Finals and the 2009 WEF Excellence in Equitation Championship. Jessica has additionally secured first-place wins on the 2019 CSI4* Sweden H&M Grand Prix, the Prestige Speed Prize at Jumping Verona, and plenty of extra, per her Equestrian Federation bio.
Jessica Is Dating A Fellow Equestrian
Jessica’s love of horseback driving has additionally seeped into her romantic life: the athlete is relationship Lorenzo de Luca, an Italian rider and jumper. The two have reportedly been a pair since 2018. At an equestrian competitors in Miami in April 2019, Jessica and Lorenzo had been even photographed packing on the PDA within the VIP stands proper subsequent to Bruce and Patti.
Jessica’s Famous Dad Might Have Been Manifesting Her Debut
The Boss may need very effectively been manifesting his daughter’s Team USA debut. Last month, Bruce returned to Broadway after the preliminary COVID-19 shutdown for a restricted summer time run of Springsteen on Broadway at St. James Theater in New York. The exhibits run between June and September, with a notable hole between the July 17 and August 17 present. Could he have cleared his schedule for a possible flight to Tokyo?