Meet Olympians with Famous Links
Kardashians vs. Jenners in their own Olympics ?!
A rider at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics is definitely born to ride.
Jessica springsteen, the 29-year-old daughter of the legendary rock star Bruce springsteen, will compete with the American show jumping team with his stallion Don Juan van de Donkhoeve.
âI’ve been dreaming about it since I remember it! she wrote on Instagram on July 6, a day after the news broke. âEndless gratitude to my team, friends and family for helping me make this a reality. We are connected to Tokyo !! Honored to be a part of this team with @laurakraut @teamkpf and @ mclainward.official. There are no horses in the world I would rather take this trip with, thank you Don! You are my horse of a lifetime … let’s go to the United States! “
Jessica worked hard to get to the Olympics. She was a substitute at the London 2012 Games, but was not selected for the Rio 2016 Olympics at all.
Over the years, several Olympians have had ties to Hollywood. Some celebrities have a relative who competed in the Olympics, such as Kylie jenner and Kendall jenner, whose father Caitlyn jenner won the decathlon event at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada. She would win over a new generation of fans by playing with her family on keeping up with the Kardashians and later, on his own spin-off I am Cait.
Others from famous families or primarily known for careers in entertainment have become Olympians themselves.