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Jul 28, 2021

Meet some of the Las Vegans headed to the Olympics this summer in Tokyo. 

Calendar of when to watch

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Team USA

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Katie Grimes

Women’s Swimming

At only 15 years old, Katie is the youngest swimmer on the women’s swim team. She swims with the Sandpipers club team, which utilizes city of Las Vegas pools. She will compete in the 800 freestyle. Read more about her here: and here.

Erica Sullivan

Women’s Swimming

2021 Olympic Results: Earned a silver medal in the 1500-meter-freestyle. 

She competed in the 1500-meter-freestyle. She finished 12th in the 800-meter freestyle in the 2016 Olympic Trials at age 16. Sadly, her father passed in 2017 right before she made the national team You can learn more about her here.

Bella Sims

Women’s Swimming

At 16 years old, Bella is the second youngest swimmer on the women’s Olympic swim team. She swims with the Sandpipers club team, which utilizes city of Las Vegas pools. She will be in the 4X200-meter relay. Learn more about her here

Bowe Becker

Men’s Swimming.

2021 Olympic Results: Earned a gold medal as part of the 4x100 freestyle relay at the Tokyo Games. The USA led the race wire to wire and posted the third fastest 4x100 freestyle relay in history. 

He attended college and swam at the University of Minnesota and is a graduate of Faith Lutheran High School here in Las Vegas. He joins Team USA as a member of the 4X100-meter freestyle relay. This will be his first Olympics.

Vashti Cunningham

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Women's Track and Field  

Vashti is a high jumper and daughter of Philadelphia Eagles and UNLV star quarterback Randall Cunningham. Her father, Randall, serves as her coach and was with her at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon where she qualified for the Olympic team on June 20. The 23-year-old will be going to her second Olympics, and jumped a personal best of 6 feet, 7 ½ inches earlier this year. She placed 13th in the 2016 Olympics. Her jump of 6 feet, 7 ½ inches in May is the #1 mark in the world this year and she is a contender for a medal in Tokyo.

Connor Fields

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BMX

A now three-time Olympian in BMX, Connor will defend the gold medal he won in Brazil in 2016. Connor began competing in BMX at age 7 in Las Vegas. His parents drove him to practice at a local BMX track five nights a week. 

Danielle Kang

Women’s Golf.

A Las Vegas resident, Kang has been on the LPGA Tour since 2012. In 2017 she won the Women's PGA Championship.

Alexis Lagan

Pistol Shooting

Lagan is the first Olympian from Boulder City and is competing in the 25-meter sport pistol and 10-meter air pistol events.

Ben Stevenson

Men's Water Polo

A Coronado High School graduate, Stevenson was a three-time All-American at the University of the Pacific and began working with the national team in 2014. 

A’ja Wilson

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Women's Basketball 

A 6-4 forward, A’ja Wilson was drafted by the Aces with the #1 overall pick in the first round of the 2018 WNBA Draft. She was named the WNBA Rookie of the Year, and was the league MVP in 2020. She played in college at South Carolina, where she was named National Player of the Year in her senior season. Thus far in 2021 she is averaging 18.5 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game. She will play on Team USA’s women’s basketball team.

Chelsea Gray

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Women's Basketball 

Chelsea is a 5’ 11” guard who signed with the Las Vegas Aces on Feb. 2, 2021.She was drafted by the Connecticut Sun in 2014 after playing her college ball at Duke. She won a WNBA championship in 2016 as a member of the Los Angeles Sparks. A WNBA All-Star in 2017, 2018 and 2019, and was named to the All-WNBA First Team in 2019. Entering the 2021 season, Gray ranks 15th in WNBA history in career assists. She is averaging 11.8 points and 6.4 assists per game this season. She will play on Team USA’s women’s basketball team.

Kelsey Plum

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Women's 3-on-3 Basketball 

2021 Olympic Results: Earned a gold medal with her teammates, defeating Russia in the finals.

Plum is a 5'8 guard who helped the US Women's team win the gold medal at the 2018 FIBA World Cup. She played her college ball at Washington University, and was a member of the WNBA All-Rookie Team in 2017. She is averaging 12.9 points and 3.1 assists per game this season. 

Jackie Young

Women's 3-on-3 Basketball 

2021 Olympic Results: Earned a gold medal with her teammates, defeating Russia in the finals.

Young is a 6'0 guard for the Las Vegas Aces. So far this season she is averaging 12.8 point per game

Rahim Gonzalez

Boxing

Rahim is a light heavyweight boxer who moved to Las Vegas from California to train with his father beginning in 2013. After failing to make the 2016 team he will go for the gold in Tokyo.

 Collin Morikawa 

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Golf

In 2020, Collin Morikawa won the PGA Championship and on July 18, he won his second career major at the British Open. Read more about him here.

Australian Team

Liz Cambage

Women's Basketball

Liz is a 6’ 8” center who was traded to the Aces from Tulsa in May 2019. She is a three time WNBA All-Star (2011, 2018 & 2019) and holds the WNBA single game scoring record with 53 points against New York. She is currently averaging 15 points and 7.7 rebounds a game for the Aces. She will play on Team Australia’s women’s basketball team.

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South Korean Team

Ji-Su Park

Women's Basketball

A 6’ 5” center, the Aces traded for her in April 2018 after she was drafted by the Minnesota Lynx. She played professionally in South Korea for the KB Stars, and is among the youngest players in the league at age 20. Averaging 2.1 point and 1.8 rebounds per game. She will play on Team South Korea’s women’s basketball team.

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Serbian Team

Vuk Celic

Men’s Swimming.

An athlete at UNLV, Vuk is competing for his native Serbia competing in the 800-meter freestyle. He is scheduled to return to UNLV for one more season. 

Nigerian Team

Ike Nwamu

Men’s Basketball

A former UNLV Runnin' Rebel, Nwamu has played in the G League and in Europe since leaving UNLV following the 2015-16 season. 

Polish Team

Kasia Wasik

Women’s Swimming

A UNLV volunteer assistant coach, Wasick is appearing in her fourth Olympics. She is scheduled to compete in the 50-meter freestyle.

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