What the (Blank)?

John Mann, Center / U.S. Men's National Water Polo Team - The Players' Tribune

Welcome to the latest edition of What the (Blank)?, where we ask athletes to answer a few questions about themselves so you can get to know them better. Next up is John Mann of the U.S. men’s national water polo team. Yes, this is his real handwriting.

The other Olympian you need to have on your radar is: Tony 2

If I win, the first thing I’m doing wth my medal is: Kiss it

If I could change one thing about my event it would be: Eliminate

My strangest event day superstition is: no food 3 hours before

Theoretically, my Tinder bio section would say: Check me out on Bumbie

Only thing I have to bring with me to the Olympic Village is: Bino

In addition to my event, my secret talent is: impressions

A sport that should be added to the Olympics is: Surfing

Design your own Team USA uniform: new flag


John Mann

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