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26 Aggies Competing In Tokyo Olympics

Susan "Sue" Owen '94 July 16, 2021 4:43 PM updated: July 23, 2021 11:53 AM

Texas A&M Athletics photos, clockwise from top left: Alia Atkinson ’10, Athing Mu ’24, Khris Middleton ’13, Annie Kunz ’15.

At least 26 Texas Aggies will compete for more than a dozen different nations in the Tokyo Olympics, including both current and former students. The opening ceremony is July 23; schedules are here.

Scroll down to see Aggie Olympians of whom we have been notified as well as the 25 on Texas A&M Athletics’ list of Tokyo Olympic competitors who were or are part of A&M Athletics teams as students. If you know of more Aggies taking part, let us know at AggieNetwork@AggieNetwork.com.

Among former students, swimmer Alia Atkinson ’10 is taking part in her fifth Olympics and Khris Middleton ’13 is a pro basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks.

In addition, Alex Dawson ’06 will serve as the U.S. swim team manager; he competed for A&M as a student and is A&M’s current director of swimming and diving operations.

  • Adri Arnaus ’16 – golf – Spain
  • Alia Atkinson ’10 – swimming – Jamaica
  • Aviv Barzelay ’25 – swimming – Israel
  • Bryce Deadmon ’19 – track and field – USA
  • McKenna DeBever ’19 – swimming – Peru
  • Adaora Elonu ’12 – basketball – Nigeria
  • Amini Fonua ’12 – swimming – Tonga
  • Beryl Gastaldello ’18 – swimming – France
  • Tyra Gittens ’21 – track and field – Trinidad and Tobago
  • Ariana Ince ’15 – track and field – USA
  • Munzy Kabbara ’25 – swimming – Lebanon
  • Alais Kalonji ’19 – diving – France
  • Fred Kerley ’19 – track and field – USA
  • Austin Kraijicek ’11 – tennis – USA
  • Annie Kunz ’15 – track and field – USA
  • Deon Lendore ’15 – track and field – Trinidad and Tobago
  • Maggie Malone ’16 – track and field – USA
  • Angel Martinez ’17 – swimming/diving – Mexico
  • Khris Middleton ’13 – basketball – USA
  • Athing Mu ’24 – track and field – USA
  • Sydney Pickrem ’19 – swimming/diving – Canada
  • Yasser Mohamed Tahar Triki ’21 – track and field – Algeria
  • Lindon Victor ’18 – track and field – Grenada
  • Tori Vidales ’18 – softball – Mexico
  • Emmanuel Yeboah ’22 – track and field – Ghana
  • Charokee Young ’23 – track and field – Jamaica

Read short capsule stories here about all 25 who are or have been competitors for Texas A&M, and learn more here about Ince, who competed for Rice as an undergrad, then came to A&M for her master's degree and helped coach Aggies in track and field.

Aggie journalists helping cover the Olympics include ESPN's Fernando Palomo '95; follow him on Twitter at @fernandopalomo.

 

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