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Gators at the Games: 31 Gators on Olympic Rosters – Florida Gators

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – After an additional year wait, 31 Gators are ready for 2020 Summer Olympics competition.
 
The 31 Gators is the third most for a Gator Summer Olympic contingency. There were 35 Gators at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Games. UF also had 31 representatives in 2016.
 
In addition, the U.S. coaching staff has three with Gator ties:
                Current Gator Head Coaches:

                Michael Holloway: U.S. Men’s Track & Field Head Coach
                Anthony Nesty: U.S. Men’s Swimming Assistant Coach
 
                Past Gator Head Coach:
                Gregg Troy: U.S. Men’s Swimming Assistant Coach
 
Two past Gator Olympic medalists will help the NBC coverage:
                Elizabeth Beisel (swimming)
                Bridget Sloan (gymnastics)
 
Competition Schedule:
By the time of Friday’s opening ceremonies, five Gators will have competed in at least one 2020 Olympic event.
 
A trio of Gator alumnae – Michelle Moultrie, Aubree Munro, Kelsey Stewart – start off Olympic action with a pair of softball games:
                Tuesday, July 20 at 11 p.m. ET         vs. Italy  NBCSN
                Wednesday, July 21 at 8 p.m. ET     vs. Canada           NBCSN
 
Canada’s soccer roster includes two Gators – Adriana Leon and Deanne Rose.
                Wednesday, July 21 at 6:30 a.m. ET                vs. Japan              NBCSN
 
Swimming action begins July 24.
 
The SEC Network airs a show Thursday, July 22 at 7 p.m. ET dedicated the 214 league representatives in the 2020 Tokyo Games. Florida’s 31 leads all SEC programs.
 
Schedule of Gators in 2020 Summer Olympics
 
Florida’s Tokyo Roster Review:

  • 31 Gators qualified to compete at the 2020 Olympic Games  2020 Gator Olympic Roster
  • Gators have 2020 Olympics representatives in eight (8) different sports: Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Track & Field
  • Gators are representing 15 different countries in Tokyo: Australia (1), Bahamas (1), Canada (2), France (1), Germany (1), Jamaica (1), Japan (1), Jordan (1), Liberia (1), Puerto Rico (2), Serbia (1), United States (15), U.S. Virgin Islands (1), Uruguay (1) and Venezuela (1).
  • Gators will be competing in Softball for the first time. Gators have competed in following Olympic sports since 1972: Baseball, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Bobsleigh, Diving, Golf, Gymnastics, Judo, Soccer, Swimming, Team Handball, Tennis, Track & Field and Indoor Volleyball.

 
Gator Olympians Notes:

 

Caeleb_Dressel After Gold
Caeleb Dressel is one of three Gators who look for additional Olympic medals at the Tokyo Games. He collected two golds at the 2016 Rio Games.

More on 2020 Florida Olympians:

  • Four were named national athlete of year for their sport as a Gator:
  • Caeleb Dressel

    • 2016 (co), 2017, 2018 CSCAA Swimmer of the Year

  • Yanis David

    • 2019 Honda Award for track & field
    • 2019 USTFCCCA National Indoor Field Athlete of Year
    • 2019 USTFCCCA National Outdoor Field Athlete of Year

  • Marquis Dendy

    • 2015 The Bowerman
    • 2015 USTFCCCA National Indoor Field Athlete of Year
    • 2015 USTFCCCA National Outdoor Field Athlete of Year

  • Grant Holloway

    • 2019 The Bowerman
    • 2019 USTFCCCA National Indoor Track Athlete of Year
    • 2019 USTFCCCA National Outdoor Track Athlete of Year

  • Nine were members of at least one NCAA title team as a Gator.

    • NCAA Individual titles: 34

  • 25 were members of at least one SEC title team during Gator career.

    • SEC Individual titles: 77

  • Eight claimed 14 SEC Athlete of the Year honors for their sport.
  • SEC Male Athlete of Year: Caeleb Dressel (2018) and Grant Holloway (2019)
  • Gator Olympians earned a total of 207 All-America honors.

 
Entering the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo:

  • 180 different Gators have participated in the Olympic Games, combining for 292 Olympic appearances
  • Gators have won 126 Olympic medals (60 gold, 33 silver, 33 bronze)
  • 59 different Gators have won an Olympic medal
  • Gators have won Olympic medals in 9 different sports (Baseball, Basketball, Bobsleigh, Gymnastics, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field and Indoor Volleyball)
  • Gators have represented 41 different countries during the Olympic Games (Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Columbia, Croatia, Curacao, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Guam, Haiti, Hungry, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Saint Kits/Nevis, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Trinidad, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, United States, U.S. Virgin Islands and Venezuela)

 
Gators Olympics History
 
Follow @GatorsOlympics to track the Gators results in Tokyo.

Previously: “Gators In Olympic Games” Series

June 26: Cory McGee  

June 27: Michelle Moultrie 

June 28: Natalie Hinds 

June 29: Adriana Leon

June 30: Enzo Martinez-Scarpe

July 1: Kieran Smith 

July 2: Genevieve LaCaze Gregson

July 3: Will Claye 

July 4: Mark Kolozsvary

July 5: Marife Torres 

July 6: Aubree Munro

July 7: Leanne Wong

July 8: Hakim Sani Brown

July 9: Deanne Rose

July 10: Yanis David

July 11: Marquis Dendy

July 12: Lloydricia Cameron

July 13: Bradley Beal 

July 14: Bobby Finke

July 15: Kelsey Stewart

July 16: Alfonso Mestre

July 17: Amro Al-Wir

July 18: Joseph Fahnbulleh

July 19: Doneisha Anderson

 



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