The 31st Olympic Games in Rio are underway, with athletes from around the globe representing their countries. Also represented are hundreds of Universities and colleges, including Oklahoma State.
Right now, seven former Cowboys and Cowgirls are representing five different countries at the games.
Rickie Fowler (United States) - The former All-American is playing with Bubba Watson, Matt Kuchar and Patrick Reed on the American team. Rickie is no stranger to international competition. He’s made the U.S. Ryder Cup twice and the U.S. Presidents Cup in 2015. (Men’s competition August 11-14)
Caroline Masson (Germany) - Masson was an All-American in her one season at OSU (2008-2009).
Pernilla Lindberg (Sweden) - A former teammate of Masson, who earned Big 12 Player of the Year in 2008. (Women’s competition August 17-20)
TRACK AND FIELD
Shadrack Kipchirchir (United States) - The first OSU athlete to compete in Track and Field at the Olympics since 1968. Kipchirchir was the Big 12 Indoor Champion in the 5,000 meters in 2012. He will compete in the men’s 10,000m (Saturday, August 13th).
Nick Miller (Great Britain) - Competing in the hammer throw for his home country. Miller set a Big 12 hammer throw record en route to winning the Big 12 Outdoor championship title earlier this year. He also claimed a Scholar Athlete of the Year award just a few days ago. He’s the first OSU athlete to ever compete in an Olympic field event. (Wednesday, August 17th)
Tom Farrell (Great Britain) - Farrell was part of the 2010 and 2012 National Championship Cross Country teams. In 2011 he won the Big 12 Outdoor 1,500m and Indoor 3,000. Farrell will represent his home country Great Britain in the Men’s 5,000m. (Wednesday, August 17th)
Ingeborg Loevenes (Norway) - The former All-Big 12 Athlete in Outdoor Steeplechase and Indoor 3,000m will compete in the Steeplechase for Norway. (August 13th – 15th)
Good luck to all seven Cowboy and Cowgirls and to every athlete competing at the Olympic Games this year!