(Black PR Wire) Congratulations to everyone on this list!
These amazing, talented athletes will participate in the upcoming Olympics.
Look at who will be representing the USA in the coming 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Christina Clemons – track and field
Leading the pack at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in Eugene, Oregon was hurdler Christina Clemons, who secured her spot at the Tokyo Olympics in the 100m hurdles with a time of 12.53 seconds.
Michael Norman – track and field
Michael Norman is also headed for Tokyo next month! Norman got a fast start and maintained a very steady pace down the stretch to win the men’s 400-meter final at the United States Track and Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon.
Keni Harrison – track and field
Five years after placing sixth at U.S. Trials, missing the Rio team, world record-holder Keni Harrison wins the 100m hurdles final in 12.47 to make her first Olympic Games.
Trayvon Bromell – track and field
Trayvon Bromell emphasized his status as the fastest man in the U.S., winning the men’s 100-meter final in 9.80 at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials to make his second Olympic team.
Simone Manuel – swimming
If you know just one thing about Simone Manuel, it’s probably that she won gold in the women’s 100m freestyle at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
In doing so, she became the first Black woman to win an Olympic gold medal in swimming.
On Sunday night, four-time Olympic medalist Simone Manuel won the women’s 50m freestyle, earning a spot on her second Olympic team.
Allyson Felix – track and field
Allyson Felix, the most decorated Olympic runner in U.S. history, finished second in the women’s 400-meter final at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials with a time of 50.02 seconds on June 20 to make her fifth Olympic team.
The list is still growing, but this is who we have so far!
We hope to continue to see more powerful, Black trailblazers represent us in the upcoming Olympics.
Congratulations again, to all of these official Olympians!