Tennis star Luke Savill got a glimpse of the massive Tokyo Olympics canteen buffet, but many can’t help but comment on his decision to offer a “boring” plate of spaghetti bolognese. It was.
The 27-year-old representing Australia in men’s singles and doubles shared his video of walking through the Olympic Village canteen with a chef who serves authentic cuisine to athletes around the world, including Japan.
There are 700 menu items, categorized into Japanese, Asian and Western categories, Vegetarian and Halal options. The first gluten-free section of the Olympics.
“Too many choices. The food looks a lot better than in Rio [Olympics 2016].. So many dishes. Wait until you see what’s on our plate, ”he said.
Arriving at the table, Savill shared a photo of a serving platter consisting of plates of spaghetti bolognese, dumplings and curried rice.
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Tennis star Luke Saville got a glimpse of the Tokyo Olympic canteen buffet, but many couldn’t help but be aware of his choice of “bland” spaghetti.
Daria Gavrilova (left), 27, who represented Australia in men’s singles and doubles, is a Russian-born professional tennis star who was unable to compete in the Tokyo Olympics due to a leg injury.
“Did you get spaghetti out of all of these options?” One wrote, but another laughed. “They’re in Japan, but they’re eating spaghetti.”
Professional tennis star Daria Gavrilova, who was unable to compete in the Tokyo Olympics due to injury, responded to her comment on the spaghetti as follows:
“I can’t believe I didn’t have the sushi… I like to eat sushi with raw salmon two hours before the game,” she added.
However, many defend his food choices, suggesting that athletes have a “strict diet” and are inclined to “load up on carbohydrates” before competing.
“I’m not saying Japanese food makes you sick, but athletes who have a highly regulated performance diet tend to stick to safe food,” one woman suggested.
Many have said that eating spaghetti does not show anything “wrong”.
“I saw Italians eating Japanese food and Japanese people eating pizza. One wrote, but another said, “Competition because countries come from all over the world. You might want to eat something that you are used to before. “
Saville shared his video of walking through the Olympic Village canteen with a chef giving athletes a real Japanese taste.Right photo of his teammate’s meal pasta and dumplings
There are 700 menu items, divided into Japanese, Asian and Western categories, vegetarian and halal options, and the first gluten-free section of the Olympic.
According to the Food & Wine report, authentic Japanese dishes such as ramen, udon, wagyu, vegetable tempura, and seafood are available to athletes in the cafeteria, but raw sashimi is not.
According to Olympic safety rules, sushi rolls can only contain fully cooked ingredients, canned tuna, or vegetarian options such as pickled cucumbers and plums.
Saville’s video was shared through his fiancée Gavrilova’s TikTok account. A Russian-born tennis star currently living in Melbourne shares a “behind-the-scenes” video of the Olympic Games on behalf of Saville.
Earlier this year, Gavrilova underwent major surgery after suffering a chronic leg injury. This has led her to go from world number 20 to 315th in the current rankings.