(WXYZ) -- Detroit Lions quarterback David Blough was joined by teammates and members of the coaching staff Friday night to watch Blough's wife, Melissa Gonzalez, compete in the Tokyo Olympics.
LFG 😤 pic.twitter.com/9cu4NKTuEX— Detroit Lions (@Lions) July 31, 2021
Gonzalez, competing for Colombia, qualified for the semifinals in the women's 400-meter hurdles, which will take place Monday at 7:55 a.m. Eastern Time.
"Man, it was incredible," Blough said Saturday. "Coach (Dan) Campbell and his staff have made this more special than it already was."
"That's my raw emotion, whether it's the first round of the Olympics or she's running at Tyler Community College in Texas. I turn around and see (the coaching staff), and it made us feel loved. It made me feel loved. And sending the video I had to Melissa made her emotional and cry, and that's what it's all about. This is a family, it's what we're trying to build. It was very special."
"It was outstanding, man," said Campbell. "It was so good. But to watch her run, it was pretty cool. It was one of the experiences that’s kind of why – it’s what makes this thing special. You don’t always get to have these types of experiences, but to me, that embodies the, ‘enjoy the ride’ because that was pretty cool. It was a moment, I can tell you that. So, good luck to her in the semis."
Whole squad is behind you, Mel 💙 pic.twitter.com/rKpNko2KUI— Detroit Lions (@Lions) July 31, 2021