We are weeks away from the start of The 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo and I will be tuned in! (and I still love me some Sha’Carri Richardson!)
From CoCo Gauff on the tennis court to Livingstone College graduate Quanera Hayes doing her thing on the track, the Olympics will be full of #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackJoyBoy and I want to see it all.
Even though she is not representing the USA, I have to send a special shout-out to Tovea Jenkins (Jamaica). She is a graduate of the Johnson C. Smith University and will be the 5th Golden Bull to compete in the Olympics. Let’s Go Smithite!
Here is a list of the Black athletes that will be representing the USA in the 2021 Olympics. Check out some of their pictures below.
Women’s Track and Field: Allyson Felix, Dalilah Muhammad, Kendra Harrison, Deja Young, Vashti Cunningham, Javianne Oliver, Teaha Daniels, Christina Clemons, Quanera Hayes, Wadeline Jonathas, Anavia Battle, Gwen Berry, Erica Bougard, Quanesha Burks, Anna Cockrell, Tara Davis, Kendall Ellis, Tori Franklin, English Gardner, Lynna Irby, Sally Kipyego, Taylor Manson, Sydney McLaughlin, Jasmine Moore, Athing Mu, Keturah Orji, Jessica Ramsey, Brittney Reese, Raevyn Rogers, Raven Saunders, Gabby Thomas, Aliphine, Tuliamuk, Kaylin Whitney, Kendall Williams, Ajeé Wilson
Men’s Track and Field: Abdi Abdirahman, Ronnie Baker, Kenny Bednarek, Chris Benard, Rai Benjamin, Hillary Bor, Trayvon Bromell, Paul Chelimo, Michael Cherry, Will Claye, Bryce Deadmon, Marquis Dendy, Cravon Gillespie, Elija Godwin, Grant Holloway, JuVaughn Harrison, Reggie Jagers, Isaiah Jewett, Fred Kerley, Benard Keter, Erriyon Knighton, Wil London, Noah Lyles, Sam Mattis, Steffen McCarter, Shelby McEwen, Michael Norman, Vernon Norwood, Yared Nuguse, Daniel RobertsGarrett Scantling, Donald Scott, Kenny Selmon, Trevor Stewart, Darryl Sullivan, Micah Williams, Alex Young
Women’s Boxing: Rashida Ellis, Naomi Graham, Oshae Jones
Men’s Boxing: Keyshawn Davis, Troy Isley, Delante Johnson, Duke Ragan
Women’s Soccer: Crystal Dunn, Adriann French
Women’s Softball: Michelle Moultrie
Men’s Basketball: Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum, Damian Lillard, Devin Booker, Bradley Beal, Zach LaVine, Draymond Green, Bam Adebayo, Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, Jerami Grant
Women’s Basketball: Ariel Atkins, Tina Charles, Jewell Lloyd, A’ja Wilson, Brittney Griner, Chelsea Gray, Skylar Diggins-Smith
Women’s 3×3: Kelsey Plum, Allisha Gray, Katie Lou Samuelson
Women’s Rugby: Naya Tapper, Cheta Emba
Women’s Swimming: Simone Manuel, Natalie Hinds
Women’s Water Polo: Ashleigh Johnson
Women’s Tennis: Coco Gauff