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The opening ceremony for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympic Games took place on August 5, 2016.

Below are all the athletes with ties to the University of Georgia who are competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Swimming and diving

  • Gunnar Bentz (USA) – 4x200 freestyle relay
  • Chase Kalisz (USA) – 400 IM
  • Jay Litherland (USA) – 400 IM
  • Hali Flickinger (USA) – 200 butterfly
  • Melanie Margalis (USA) – 200 IM, 4x200 freestyle relay
  • Allison Schmitt (USA) – 4x100 freestyle relay, 4x200 freestyle relay
  • Olivia Smoliga (USA) – 100 backstroke, 4x100 medley relay
  • Amanda Weir (USA) – 4x100 freestyle relay
  • Matias Koski (Finland) – 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle
  • Javier Acevedo (Canada) – 100 backstroke, 4x100 medley relay
  • Brittany MacLean (Canada) – 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle, 800 freestyle, 4x200 freestyle relay
  • Chantal Van Landeghem (Canada) – 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 4x100 freestyle relay
  • César Castro (Brazil) - 3-meter springboard

Track and field

  • Kibwe Johnson (USA) – hammer throw
  • Keturah Orji (USA) – triple jump
  • Kendell Williams (USA) – heptathlon
  • Cejhae Greene (Antigua and Barbuda) – 100 meters
  • Karl Saluri (Estonia) – decathlon
  • Maicel Uibo (Estonia) – decathlon
  • Jenny Dahlgren (Argentina) – hammer throw
  • Shaunae Miller (Bahamas) – 400 meters
  • Leontia Kallenou (Cyprus) – high jump
  • Levern Spencer (St. Lucia) – high jump
  • Charles Grethen (Luxembourg) – 800 meters

Gymnastics

  • Brittany Rogers (Canada)

Golf

  • Bubba Watson (USA)

Table tennis

  • Yijun Feng (USA)

Women’s indoor volleyball

  • Alexandra Oquendo (Puerto Rico)

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