The Olympics Games are a time-honored tradition that bring the world together for the sake of competition. It can bring out unity, while also fanning the flames of rivalry. Take the 1980 hockey game when the USA beat the USSR, for example. That amazing, historic win solidified such a sense of patriotism across the country that we’re still talking about today!
For the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the USA has 554 participating athletes (the most of any country this year), many of whom have served our country in the military! After honoring their country through military service, this elite group of athletes now proudly represents the U.S. in the Olympics.
Track and Field
Hillary Bor (Men’s 3,000-meter Steeplechase) Army
Paul Chelimo (Men’s 5,000-meter) Army
Shadrack KipChirChir (Men’s 10,000-meter) Army
Leonard Korir (Men’s 10,000-meter) Army
John Nunn (Race Walking) Army
Cale Simmons (Pole Vault) Air Force
Sam Kendricks (Pole Vault) Army
Sean Furey (Javelin) Navy
Glenn Eller (Double Trap) Army
Daniel Lowe (Air rifle, 3-Position Prone Rifle) Army
Michael Lukow (Recurve bow) Army
Michael McPhail (50-meter Prone Rifle) Army
Josh Richmond (Double Trap) Army
Keith Sanderson (Pistol Shooting) Army
David Higgins (50-meter Prone Rifle) Marine Corps
Vincent Hancock (Skeet) Army Veteran
Elizabeth Marks (100-meter Breaststroke) Army
Nathan Schrimsher (Modern Pentathlon) Army
Edward King (Rowing, lightweight Men’s four) Navy
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Posted on August 8 2016 in Blog