Kyven Gadson was close at the 2016 Olympic Trials.
Gadson was close at the 2017 World Team Trials.
The former Cyclone just wasn’t close enough.
After failing to qualify for the 2016 Olympic team and the 2017 World Team, Gadson learned from the losses and took a setback from the big picture to hone in on the day-to-day aspects of training.
“I think the failure helped,” Gadson said. “I honestly think the failures at Olympic Trials and even in the 2017 World Team Trials finals [helped]. When you’re a competitor, which I consider myself a competitor, I enjoy winning, but I hate losing. It just bothers me. I’m not a fun guy to be around [after a loss].
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