Team USA skateboarding bronze medalist Jagger Eaton is spilling the beans on the infamous cardboard beds at the Tokyo Games … telling TMZ Sports they really did SUCK!!!
The beds in Olympic Village went viral leading up to the Games … with many believing Airweave’s design was meant to prevent athletes from getting freaky.
But the big question — how on earth the things could actually supply enough comfort for world class athletes??
So, when Eaton returned from Tokyo on Tuesday, we had to ask about ’em … and he played it straight!!
“Ugh, those cardboard beds were tough!!” Eaton told us at LAX.
“The funny thing, want to know something funny, I didn’t complain about it once because I knew if I complained about it, I would not get sleep.”
But, Eaton came up with a solution — he tells us he would purposely tire himself out all day … so when it was time for bed, he’d be out like a light!!
“I ended up just taking my days really long and making them exhausting so I could just sleep.”
It definitely worked out for the 20-year-old pro skater — he ended up winning the bronze medal, the first Olympic skateboard medal for the US!!!
Eaton told us all about his Olympic experience … saying it was a “friendly battle.”
“I feel like I thrive on skating with my friends, that’s what I was doing,” Eaton said.
“I was skating with my buddies and I know we’re all going head to head, but that’s also why I love these boys and they’re my friends because they want to win too.”
Eaton also gave us a glimpse of his shiny Olympic medal and told us he doesn’t have his own place yet, “so it’s gonna go to my mom.”