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FL athletes will play a big role in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo

By: - July 23, 2021 5:12 pm

Dozens of Florida athletes will compete in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Credit: U.S. Census Bureau.

California will have the largest number of athletes — 126 — at this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, but Florida is second in line, with 51 athletes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Overall, 613 athletes in 46 states will compete in the games, with the opening ceremony  on Friday and the closing event on Aug. 8.

Of the total athletes participating, 322 are from nine states with populations over 10 million: California, Texas, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Georgia and North Carolina, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Of the 51-member Florida team, Miami had the most athletes — 10.

A news release from the Census bureau noted that the Olympics will feature 339 medal events in 33 sports, and four sports are new — karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing.

The next three summer Games are scheduled for 2024 in Paris; 2028 in Los Angeles, and 2032 in Brisbane, Australia.

Here are the Florida athletes:

Eddy Alvarez Baseball Miami, Florida
Mark Kolozsvary Baseball Eustis, Florida
Nick Martinez Baseball Miami, Florida
Triston Casas Baseball Pembroke Pines, Florida
Sylvia Fowles Basketball (Women) Miami, Florida
Lily Williams Cycling Tallahassee, Florida
Jordan Windle Diving Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Adrienne Lyle Equestrian Wellington, Florida
Laura Kraut Equestrian Wellington, Florida
Kent Farrington Equestrian Wellington, Florida
Jessica Korda Golf Jupiter, Florida
Lexi Thompson Golf Coral Springs, Florida
Nelly Korda Golf Bradenton, Florida
Angelica Delgado Judo Miami, Florida
Ariel Torres Karate Hialeah, Florida
Ben Davison Rowing Inverness, Florida
Clark Dean Rowing Sarasota, Florida
Katelin Guregian Rowing Orlando, Florida
Perry Baker Rugby (Men) Flagler Palm Coast, Florida
Anna Weis Sailing Fort Lauderdale, Florida
David Hughes Sailing Miami, Florida
Lara Dallman-Weiss Sailing Miami, Florida
Luke Muller Sailing Fort Pierce, Florida
Nikole Barnes Sailing Miami, Florida
Paige Railey Sailing Clearwater, Florida
Pedro Pascual Sailing Miami, Florida
Mary Tucker Shooting Sarasota, Florida
Jake Ilardi Skateboarding Osprey, Florida
Zion Wright Skateboarding Jupiter, Florida
Michelle Moultrie Softball (Women) Jacksonville, Florida
Caroline Marks Surfing Melbourne Beach, Florida
Caeleb Dressel Swimming Orange Park, Florida
Emma Weyant Swimming Sarasota, Florida
Bobby Finke Swimming Clearwater, Florida
Ryan Murphy Swimming Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Alison Riske Tennis Orlando, Florida
Coco Gauff Tennis Boynton Beach, Florida
Nicole Melichar Tennis Stuart, Florida
Donald Scott Track and Field Apopka, Florida
Erriyon Knighton Track and Field Tampa, Florida
Garrett Scantling Track and Field Jacksonville, Florida
Jessica Ramsey Track and Field Boynton Beach, Florida
Kaylin Whitney Track and Field Clermont, Florida
Teahna Daniels Track and Field Orlando, Florida
Trayvon Bromell Track and Field St. Petersburg, Florida
Nicholas Lucena Volleyball (Beach) Cooper City, Florida
Philip Dalhausser Volleyball (Beach) Ormond Beach, Florida
Foluke Akinradewo Volleyball (Women) Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Ashleigh Johnson Water Polo (Women) Miami, Florida
Mattie Rogers Weightlifting Apopka, Florida
Alejandro Sancho Wrestling Miami, Florida

 

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Diane Rado
Diane Rado

Diane Rado has covered state and local government and public schools in six states over some 30 years, focusing on policy and investigative stories as well as legislative and political reporting. She spent most of her career at the St. Petersburg (Tampa Bay) Times and the Chicago Tribune. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and did a fellowship in education reform at the University of Michigan in 1999-2000. She is married to a journalist and has three adult children.

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