Team USA boxer Ginny Fuchs shares her experience with OCD and how she and her team have managed it to allow her to become the best boxer she can be.
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GINNY FUCHS: I'm Ginny Fuchs. I'm the number one 51 kilos, which is 112 pounds, on the USA Boxing Team. I've been number one since 2016. I almost made the 2016 team, and decided to go for another round to Tokyo. I've struggled with OCD almost all my life. I was diagnosed in eighth grade, and the past four years has actually been the worst it's ever been. And I have a great support group that has helped me over the years to, you know, stay strong, and stay focused, and, you know, overcome my OCD battles every day.
I know they're are still going to be some, you know, stipulations and restrictions, but, like, Zoom calls like this, I do, like, twice a week with my therapist at home. We've got my sports psychiatrist on the team that's always calling me and asking. Our head coach is always checking on me. So I have a lot of people, you know, always checking in with me, making sure I'm OK, and that's been a huge help just to keep me in this momentum and focused, and it's going to be like that throughout the Games. We'll find a way. Thank God for Zoom.