Over 2 dozen UGA athletes among Georgians to compete at Tokyo Olympics

ATHENS, Ga. — Dozens of University of Georgia athletes are looking for more than the red and black, they are going for gold, starting this week at the 2021 Olympics.

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Thirty-one UGA athletes, alumni and coaches will compete in the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games for eight different countries. It’s the second-largest UGA delegate in Olympic history, just behind the 2016 Olympics.

The Bulldog track and field program will send the largest number of athletes, sending 12 current and former athletes, including four currently on the roster (in italics)

They include:

Johannes Erm (Estonia) -- Decathlon

Elija Godwin (USA) -- Relays

Cejhae Green (Antigua & Barbuda) -- 100m

Lynna Irby (USA) -- Relays

Morgann Leleux (USA) -- Pole Vault

Shaunae Miller-Uibo (Bahamas) -- 200m / 400m

Jasmine Moore (USA) -- Triple Jump

Keturah Orji (USA) -- Triple Jump

Garrett Scantling (USA) -- Decathlon

Karel Tilga (Estonia) -- Decathlon

Maicel Uibo (Estonia) -- Decathlon

Jarryd Wallace (USA) -- 100m / 200m (Paralympic Games)

Kendell Williams (USA) -- Heptathlon

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Freida Lim (Singapore) -- 10m Platform

UGA athletes also include:


Ellen Perez (Australia) -- Doubles


Sepp Straka (Austria)

The UGA delegation joins 16 other athletes from Georgia that are set to compete in the games. They include:


Anthony Carter (from Lawrenceville)

Tyler Austin (from Conyers)

Edwin Jackson Jr. (from Columbus)


Allisha Gray (from Sandersville)


Brody Malone (from Summerville)


Henry Leverett (from Bainbridge) -- 25m Rapid Fire Pistol

Jack Leverett III (from Bainbridge) -- 25m Rapid Fire Pistol

Vincent Hancock (from Eatonton) -- Skeet Men


Emily Sonnett (from Marietta)

Jane Campbell* (from Kennesaw)

Kelley O’Hara (from Fayetteville)


Brooks Curry (from Dunwoody) -- 100m Free

Track & Field

Daniel Haugh (from Marietta) -- Hammer Throw

Daniel Roberts (from Atlanta) -- 110m Hurdles

Javianne Oliver (from Monroe) -- 100m, W 4 x 100m Relay

Kenny Selmon (from Atlanta) -- 400m Hurdles