The CEO of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg, celebrated his participation in his first Jiu-Jitsu tournament. He had recently arrived home with a remarkable achievement of winning both a gold and a silver medal, so he took to social media and shared the news of his triumph on his personal Facebook account.
Mark Zuckerberg Won a Tournament
Zuckerberg wrote that he achieved success in the first Jiu-Jitsu tournament he had participated in, earning medals for the Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu team. Following his victorious return, the Meta CEO expressed his gratitude towards his trainers and coaches, acknowledging their diligent efforts in preparing him for the competition. Specifically, he thanked Dave Camarillo, Khai Wu, and James Terry for their dedicated training.
Khai Wu boasted about Zuckerberg’s prowess and elaborated that he might not appear capable of overpowering his opponents but possessed unexpected skills and employed highly technical techniques to swiftly subdue them. In Wu’s words, one might not suspect that a seemingly ordinary individual like Mark Zuckerberg possessed such lethal abilities.
Zuckerberg Is a Capable Fighter
As it turns out, the billionaire behind Facebook had been exploring the world of hand-to-hand combat for quite some time. In a past interview with Joe Rogan on The Joe Rogan Experience, Mark Zuckerberg discussed his passion for the sport. During the conversation, the tech mogul from Silicon Valley shared his experience of delving into the Brazilian variant of this combative discipline.
Reflecting on his teenage years, Zuckerberg revealed that he had opted for competitive fencing instead of pursuing wrestling or other similar sports. He expressed a fascination with the raw and instinctive nature of combat sports, finding them intriguing in a way that he couldn’t quite put into words. Then, Zuckerberg disclosed that he had not only embraced the sport himself but also introduced a group of friends to it. Together, they engaged in wrestling, training, and combat, using these activities as a means to maintain their fitness and overall well-being. Ultimately, he expressed his firm belief that Jiu-Jitsu stands out as an exceptional sport, emphasizing its remarkable qualities.
30 years ago, Molly Solomon began her career at NBC Sports doing research for its Olympics coverage. Her career has gone through many twists and turns since then, following her passions for the Olympics, golf, and sports television, and leading her to a real dream come true.
This year, she’ll be leading the Olympics coverage for NBC.
Solomon has been promoted to executive producer and president of the network’s Olympics unit. That makes her the first woman to be an executive producer for any network sports division. In the meantime, she’ll still hold the position of executive producer at the GOLF channel, which she’s been doing since 2012. But her history with the network’s Olympic coverage is extensive, having researched since 1990 and with 10 Winter and Summer Games behind her already. She also worked as a coordinating producer from 2006-12. “My first job out of college nearly 30 years ago was as an Olympic researcher. So over the next 22 years I really climbed the production ladder at NBC Sports doing every job along the way. That culminated in London, and I really thought that was the apex. I know the requirements of this role. It’s very familiar.”
Solomon is set to oversee 7,000+ hours of coverage across broadcast channels, cable channels, and even online streaming.
“I have three loves in my professional life; it’s sports television, the Olympics and golf, so I feel really very fortunate to be able to combine them,” Solomon recently said. “I really feel like I’m returning to my roots at NBC Olympics.” And it’s not just a dream come true for Molly Solomon – this step up for her will be a step up for women everywhere in not one but two major industries worldwide: both sports and news networks. Help us rejoice by tuning into the Olympics and her coverage next year!