Once again, Georgia has shown it’s embarrassment of riches when it comes to athletics. If you are a fan of athletes from Georgia, the Tokyo Olympic Games gave you plenty to cheer for. Here are just a few of the exceptional athletes and moments from the Olympic Games brought to you by the state’s best athletes:
UGA Students Earn the USA’s First Two Medals
The Olympics started with a splash for team USA when University of Georgia students Chase Kalisz and Jay Litherland won the gold and silver medals in the 400m individual medley. Kalisz is the first gold medalist the UGA swimming program has produced.
First Female Winner of Single 200m Canoe Sprint Trains in Georgia
The women’s single 200m canoe sprint was added to the Olympic games for the first time in Tokyo. The winner was Nevin Harrison. Harrison was born in Washington, but like many athletes, she chooses to train and make her home in Lake Lanier, Georgia.
Bulldog Shaunae Miller-Uibo Wins Gold
Shaunae Miller-Uibo is a Bahamian sprinter who is also a two time Olympic gold medalist and former world champion. Miller-Uibo won the gold in the women’s 400m, impressively finishing almost a full second in front of her nearest competitor.
Gold Medal Pole Vaulter Trains in Atlanta, Georgia
Katie Nageotte perfects her craft at the Atlanta Track Club. In Tokyo, she won the gold medal for a 4.90 pole vault that she dedicated to her father, who passed away when she was in high school.
Emory Swimmer Makes History
Andrew Wilson, who is a swimmer at Emory College and trains at Athens Bulldog Swim Club, became the first athlete from a DIVIII school to win an Olympic gold medal. Emory’s first ever Olympic swimmer decided to retire after the finish of the games.
Bulldog Allison Schmitt Adds to Her Medal Count
Allison Schmitt is a UGA alum and the winner of twenty five Olympic medals. She has attended four different Olympic games and is a two time team captain. In Tokyo, she added another silver and another bronze to her medal count.
Georgia’s Universities Shine in Tokyo
With Emory swimmer Wilson winning gold, Bulldogs winning eleven medals and nine Yellow Jackets representing various countries at the Olympics, there was plenty to be proud of for Georgia’s universities.
How Does Georgia Keep Producing Top Level Athletes?
Georgia has the perfect storm of elements to help athletes reach their full potential no matter what sport they participate in. One factor is the great universities in the state. Great institutions like the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech, as well as many others draw great athletes from all over the world. This is because these institutions have great facilities and coaches and give student athletes the opportunity to learn, grow and win championships.
Another thing the state has is great facilities and gyms to train in. With places like Lake Point Sporting Community in Emerson, Creekside Sports Center in Loganville and Custer Park Sports and Fitness Center in Marietta plus many more across the state, everyone is encouraged to participate in sports and there are plenty of opportunities.
When it comes to sports competitions, there are no better venues available than those in the Peach State including Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Truist Park and the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The thing that really sets Georgia apart when it comes to athletes, is the care they can get if they have to face injury and recovery. Georgia has amazing hospitals, doctors and specialists that can aid athletes in healing their injuries and getting back in the game.
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