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Detroit Lions hold watch party to support Olympic hurdler Melissa Gonzalez, wife of QB David Blough

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Members of the Detroit Lions didn't go their separate ways after Day 3 of training camp, they banded together to support a teammate. The Lions held a watch party Friday night to witness Melissa Gonzalez -- wife of quarterback David Blough -- qualify for the Olympic semifinal round of the 400-meter hurdles in Tokyo. She ran a 55.32, which set a Colombian national record.
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Pride Of Detroit

VIDEO: Watch the Detroit Lions’ watch party for Melissa Gonzalez’s Olympic run

On Friday night, runner Melissa Gonzalez lined up in the hopes to keep her Olympic dreams in Tokyo live. Thousands of miles away her husband, Detroit Lions quarterback David Blough, was in a team meeting room watching her getting ready to compete for the first 400-meter hurdles heat of the night.

David Blough, Lions rooting on Melissa Gonzalez will warm your heart

David Blough and the Detroit Lions threw a watch party to see his wife Melissa Gonzalez qualify for the women’s 400m hurdle semifinals on Friday. While Melissa Gonzalez competes in the 2020 Tokyo Games for Colombia, her husband David Blough and his Detroit Lions teammates are rooting her on back in the United States during their training camp.
Pride Of Detroit

Melissa Gonzalez, wife of David Blough, qualifies for Olympic semifinals

On Friday evening—Saturday morning in Tokyo—olympic athlete Melissa Gonzalez finished second in the first heat of the 400 meter hurdles at the 2020 Summer Olympics, qualifying her for the semifinal round. Gonzalez, representing the Colombian national team, ran a 55.37—her personal best and a national record for the country of Colombia.
Detroit Free Press

Detroit Lions' David Blough gets emotional rooting on Olympian wife Melissa Gonzalez

David Blough leaned backwards in his chair with his hands on his head, then hunched forward nervously, cranked his neck and slapped the floor to let some of his tension out. As Blough’s wife, Melissa Gonzalez, settled into her starting block for the first of four 400-meter hurdle qualifying heats Friday at the Tokyo Olympics, the Detroit Lions quarterback tapped his feet anxiously on the ground.
NBC Dallas-Fort Worth

McKinney Athlete Clears Many Life Hurdles to Compete in Tokyo Olympics

Every Olympic athlete has a story. Oftentimes, those stories are full of trials and tribulations they will tell you were worth it to get to achieve their Olympic dream. Melissa Gonzalez is one of those athletes. “It's something I have looked up to and I have always wanted to be...
Detroit Free Press

Melissa Gonzalez, wife of Lions QB, to compete in Tokyo Olympics

They were standing on a street corner in West Lafayette, Indiana, outside a Fiesta Mexican Grill, when Melissa Gonzalez told her then-boyfriend, David Blough, she thought she could compete against the best track athletes in the world. Gonzalez had just finished a less-than-fulfilling track career at Texas, but wasn’t ready...
Dallas News

High school sweethearts to Olympic-NFL power couple: Creekview grads reach height of their sports

CARROLLTON — David Blough stepped onto the Standridge Stadium track on an overcast morning in early July and looked around. “Pretty cool,” he said aloud to himself. Blough wasn’t marveling at the empty bleachers or turf field where he used to play football and his wife, Melissa, ran track for Carrollton Creekview. Rather, the significance of a major milestone had started to set in.
Houston Chronicle

Q&A: Meet new Lone Star Kingwood President Melissa Gonzalez

Melissa Gonzalez often had to check her GPS when she would make the trip to her job at the Houston Community College in southeast Houston. However, after taking over as the Lone Star College - Kingwood President in June, the Humble resident doesn’t have to chart her commute any more as she takes the short trip up Hwy. 59.