Austin Texas, Track & Field lives here!
Current and former Austin residents at the Olympic Games……
— Ryan Crouser, shot put Olympic Champion, Olympic Record Holder.
His 22.52 meters [73’10”] now the 10th best shot putter in history.
— Michelle Carter, shot put, Olympic Champion, broke her own American Record to win 20.63 meters [67′ 8″].
— Ashley Spencer, 400m hurdles Olympic Bronze medalist.
— Byron Robinson, 400m hurdles finished 3rd in his semi-final in a personal best 48.65. Didn’t advance to the final.
— Mike Rodgers, 4 x 100m relay ran lead-off leg in the semi-final, helped them get into the final. His 9.86 last year ended the season at #5 in the World. His personal best of 9.85 is 13th fastest in history.
— Morolake Akinosun, 4 x 100m ran anchor leg in the semi-final, helped them get into the final. At the U.S. Olympic Trials she ran a personal best 10.95 finished 4th in the fastest 100m final in American history.
— Mario Sategna, assistant coach [throwing events] of the men’s Olympic Track & Field Team. Head track coach at University Of Texas, both the men’s and women’s 2016 Olympic Champions in the shot put are former Univ Of Texas athletes.
— Courtney Okolo, 4 x 400m relay Olympic Champion. The NCAA National Champion at 400m. Courtney is the Collegiate Record Holder.
— Sanya Richards-Ross, NBC commenator for track & field. 400m World Champion and American Record Holder
— Trey Hardee, NBC commenator for track & field. 2-time Decathlon World Champion
— Lewis Johnson, NBC commenator for track & field.