Olympian Reid Priddy: God Made Me a Better Athlete

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The U.S. men's volleyball team was knocked out of their Olympic competition in Wednesday's quarterfinals.

But team member Reid Priddy is staying positive. He won a gold medal with the 2008 Olympic team in Beijing.

Recently, Priddy told Athletes in Action how his faith helped him become a better athlete.

"It was right before the 2004 games where I really felt God freeing me up to to be a fierce competitor. And 'ferocious' was sort of the word," he said.

"That's the passionate competitiveness. That's how He made me," Priddy continued. "So to sort of unleash that, and to have the freedom to go out ... and try to win and try to be the best that I can be, that was a huge opening up point, breaking point for me."

London was Priddy's third appearance on Team U.S.A. He said he hasn't decided if he'll compete again in four years.

Watch more "Olympic Profiles in Faith" here.

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