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
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.
Current Ohio State student-athletes are competing:
Nine Buckeyes also are representing Team USA:
Ohio State will be represented in nine sports, including six in women’s rowing, five in track and field and four in fencing.
Buckeyes will represent 12 countries. The most will be competing for the U.S. with nine followed by Canada’s six.
Former Buckeyes will compete:
Incoming freshmen or newcomers to Ohio State include
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.