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Rio 2016 Olympic Athletes from Georgia

Georgia is home to quite a few Olympic athletes, read below to find out who!

Georgia is putting up some serious numbers in the Olympic medal count! To date they have eight Olympic medals. That’s more than most of the countries have. Three of these medals are Gold as well adding to the already impressive accomplishment. Most of these medals have come from University of Georgia’s swimming program. Bragging rights are now help in the 4×200 meter freestyle relay in which Gunnar Bentz won a Gold, 2 women, Allison Schmitt and Melanie Margalis helped the Team USA win a Gold in the same Freestyle relay as Bentz. We also have Chase Kalisz who won an individual Silver medal in the 400 individual medley. Along with another medal from Schmitt and Amanda Weir who helped Team USA win silver in the 4×100 freestyle relay.

Aside from swimming we have Maya Moore who will be defending the women’s basketball 2012 Gold. As well as Kristi Castlin who will be competing in her first Olympics, representing Team USA in the women’s 100m hurdles.

It’s safe to say Georgia produces some major athletes. We are so proud of each one of them and can’t wait to cheer Team USA and all of our Georgia athletes on during the Rio 2016 Olympics

 

GO TEAM USA!!!