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Golden Bears Send 55 To Tokyo

July 20, 2021

BERKELEY – Fifty-five Golden Bears are descending on Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

The Summer Games, which were delayed a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, begin Wednesday (Tuesday night Pacific Time) with softball and soccer competitions. The opening ceremonies are Friday, and the Olympics run through Aug. 8.

Cal's contingent is made up of 48 athletes and seven coaches, with swimming leading the way with 18 representatives. Head men's swimming & diving coach David Durden is serving as the head coach of the U.S. men's team, while Cal head women's coach Teri McKeever is an assistant coach on the women's staff. Among those returning to the Olympics after swimming in Rio in 2016 are Ryan Murphy, Abbey Weitzeil and Tom Shields, who combined for six medals five years ago.

The Bears are well-represented in rowing, with 17 Golden Bears in Tokyo. Nine current or former men's rowers will be competing, and former Cal head coach Mike Teti is the U.S. coach for the men's eight boat.

Cal will also make a splash in water polo, with eight athletes and two coaches. Former Golden Bear standout Collin Morikawa, who won the The Open Championship last weekend in England, will compete for the United States in men's golf.

The Bears also have representatives in women's soccer, track & field, men's tennis, rugby, softball and table tennis.

Overall, Cal sports the third-most Olympic athletes (48) and third-most athletes competing for Team USA (16) among all U.S. universities. Golden Bears have captured 207 all-time Olympic medals, including 177 gold, since they won their first medals at the 1920 Games in Antwerp, Belgium. A total of 77 of the medals have come over the past four Olympics (Athens, Beijing, London and Rio). will have daily coverage of the Olympics, and fans can also follow the Golden Bears on Cal's social media accounts. All Olympic content can be found at

The following is a complete list of Golden Bears who will be in Tokyo for the Summer Olympics:

Name/Sport/Country/Years At Cal

Valerie Arioto SoftballUSA2009-12

Gavin Arroyo Men's Water PoloUSA1990-93

Stephanie Au Women's SwimmingHong Kong2011-14

Danny Barrett RugbyUSA2008-13

Kendall Chase Women's RowingUSA2013-16

Camille Cheng Women's SwimmingHong Kong2012-15

Jack Cleary Men's RowingAustralia2015-18

Daisy Cleverley Women's SoccerNew Zealand2017-19

Luca Cupido Men's Water PoloUSA2014-17

Angus Dawson Men's RowingAustralia2020-Present

Gennaro di Mauro Men's RowingItalyIncoming Freshman

David Durden Men's SwimmingUSA2007-Present

Jacinta Edmunds  (alternate)Women's RowingAustralia2014-17

Marina Garcia Women's SwimmingSpain2014-17

Hugo González Men's SwimmingSpain2019-Present

Robin Hanson Men's SwimmingSweden2021-Present

Betsy Hassett Women's SoccerNew Zealand2009-12

Johnny Hooper Men's Water PoloUSA2015-18

Maarten Hurkmans Men's RowingThe Netherlands2016-19

Anna Illes Women's Water PoloHungary2014-15, 2017-18

Robyne Johnson Track and FieldUSA1995-2003, 2019-Present

Kitty Lynn Joustra Women's Water Polo The Netherlands 2018-19, 2021

Kara Kohler Women's Rowing USA 2010-11, 2013-14

Laurel Korholz Women's RowingUSA 1990-93

Martin Mackovic Men's Rowing Serbia 2015-18

Ollie Maclean (alternate) Men's Rowing New Zealand 2018-present

Kelly McKee Women's Water Polo Canada 2013-15

Teri McKeever Women's Swimming USA 1993-Present

Rowan McKellar Women's Rowing Great Britain 2014-17

Ben McLachlan Men's Tennis Japan 2011-14

Katie McLaughlin Women's Swimming USA 2016-19

Bryce Mefford Men's Swimming USA 2018-21

Alex Morgan Women's Soccer USA 2007-10

Collin Morikawa Men's Golf USA 2015-19

Ryan Murphy Men's Swimming USA 2014-17

Chris Oeding Women's Water Polo USA 1988-92

Farida Osman Women's Swimming Egypt 2014-17

Kindred Paul Women's Water Polo Canada 2015-18

Sydney Payne Women's Rowing Canada 2016-19

Rosemary Popa Women's Rowing Australia 2011-14

Zheng Quah Men's Swimming Singapore 2017-20

Ema Rajic Women's Swimming Croatia 2019-Present

Camryn Rogers Track and Field Canada 2018-Present

Björn Seeliger Men's Swimming Sweden 2021-Present

Andrew Seliskar Men's Swimming USA 2016-19

Tom Shields Men's Swimming USA 2010-13

Joachim Sutton Men's Rowing Denmark 2016-19

Roser Tarrago Women's Water Polo Spain 2014-15, 2017

Mike Teti Men's Rowing USA 2009-18

Niki van Sprang Men's Rowing The Netherlands 2013-16

Julian Venonsky Men's Rowing USA 2013-16

Abbey Weitzeil Women's Swimming USA 2017-20

Alicia Wilson Women's Swimming USA 2019-Present

Emma Wright Women's Water Polo Canada2017-Present

Lily Zhang Women's Table Tennis USA 2014-18


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Golden Bears Send 55 To Tokyo

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