Amanda Carr had an NBC camera right in front of her as she sat and waited at the starting gate on Wednesday for the seeding portion of the BMX competition in Rio de Janeiro.
The Charlotte High School graduate gave the camera a wave, appearing relaxed before one of the biggest time trials of her life.
Carr was the third rider of the afternoon to determine the seeding for the women’s BMX semifinals. And with a time of 36.646 seconds, Carr temporarily sat in second place with another 13 riders to go.
When it was all said and done, Carr finished with the 13th seed, and will compete in the first heat of Friday’s semifinals, scheduled for 12:30 p.m. EDT.
Carr competes for Thailand, as her mother was born there, which allowed her to switch Olympic nationalities in order to qualify for the Rio Games.