July 24, 2021

🔢 By the Numbers: Buckeyes in Toky-OH!

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Record 26 Ohio State former, current or prospective student-athletes will compete in 2020 Games

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are officially underway and Ohio State will boast its largest representation in its history with 26 competing athletes.

Here is a numerical breakdown below of the makeup of the 2020 Scarlet and Gray contingent. Original story can be viewed at osu.edu

By the numbers:

26

As mentioned, 26 former, current or incoming Ohio State student-athletes qualified. The previous best was 19 in the 2008 Beijing Olympics followed by 16 in both the 1952 and 2016 games (Helsinki and Rio) with 15 in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

9

Current Ohio State student-athletes are competing:

  • Adelaide Aquilla and Anavia Battle (U.S., track and field)
  • Hunter Armstrong (U.S., swimming)
  • Henry Leverett and Jackson Leverett (U.S., pistol)
  • Diego Cervantes (Mexico, fencing)
  • Eric Harrison (Trinidad and Tobago, sprinting)
  • Ruslan Gaziev (Canada, swimming)
  • Alessandra Montesano (Italy, rower)
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9 (part II)

Nine Buckeyes also are representing Team USA:

  • Aquilla, Battle and Christina Clemons (track and field)
  • Armstrong (swimming)
  • Leverett brothers (pistol)
  • Ruby Remati (Synchronized Swimming)
  • Kyle Snyder (wrestling)
  • Alec Yoder (gymnastics)

9 (Part III)

Ohio State will be represented in nine sports, including six in women’s rowing, five in track and field and four in fencing.

12

Buckeyes will represent 12 countries. The most will be competing for the U.S. with nine followed by Canada’s six.


Follow the Buckeyes in the Olympic Games here


13

Former Buckeyes will compete:

  • Clemons (U.S., track and field)
  • Snyder (U.S., wrestling)
  • Yoder (U.S., gymnastics)
  • Marc-Antoine Blais Belanger (Canada, fencing)
  • Alanna Goldie and Eleanor Harvey (Canada, fencing)
  • Nichelle Prince (Canada, soccer)
  • Elodie Ravera (France, rowing)
  • Ilse Paulis (Netherlands, rowing)
  • Misha Koudinov (New Zealand, gymnastics)
  • Maggie Barrie (Sierra Leone, track and field)
  • Aina Cid Centelles (Spain, rowing)
  • Matthew Abeysinghe (Sri Lanka, swimming)

4

Incoming freshmen or newcomers to Ohio State include

  • Remanta (U.S., synchronized swimming)
  • Emily Armstrong (Canada, synchronized swimming)
  • Anneta and Maria Kyridou (Greece, rowing)

65

H. Armstrong, a rising junior, is the first Ohio State male swimmer to make the U.S. Olympic team in 65 years. In 1956, the Melbourne, Australia, games had four Ohio State swimmers compete for the U.S.

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  • Former or current Buckeyes also won NCAA championships:
  • Aquilla won the indoor and outdoor titles earlier this year
  • Harvey (2016) and Blais Belanger (2018) each won fencing titles
  • Clemons was a two-time hurdles champion (2012)
  • Snyder won three NCAA wrestling championships (2016-18)
  • Centelles was on three championship rowing teams (2013-15) while Ramera was on the 2014 team.
  • Yoder was a pommel horse NCAA champion in 2019.