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What do olympic athletes eat?

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What do olympic athletes eat?
Photo Umit Bektas


What do olympic athletes eat? What does it take to be in top shape for the Olympics? What they eat is as important as how hard they train. Photographer Umit Bektas found out just how much olympic athletes eat when preparing for the 2012 Summer Olympics to be held in London.
Umit photographed the daily meals of Turkish athletes, some of whom eat as little as 1,500 calories and as much as 3,500 calories a day, depending on their dietary needs. What do their Olympic meals look like? See below.

Elif Jale Yesilirmak, wrestling, 3,000 calories a day

Mete Binay, weightlifting, 3,500 calories a day 

Merve Aydin, track, 3,000 calories a day

Nur Tatar, taekwondo, 1,500 calorie a day

Fatih Avan, javelin, 3,500 calories a day

All photos by Umit Bektas via My Modern Met

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