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Ones to watch, Utahns in the 2020 Olympic Games

TOKYO, Japan. — Competing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are the following athletes who have recognized hometowns or colleges or were born or were raised or currently reside and train in Utah.

  • Haley Batton, USA, women’s cross country mountain bike cycling, born in Park City, attended Park City High School
  • Nathaniel Coleman, USA, men’s comb. sport climbing, born in Murray, attended Murray High School, lives in Salt Lake City
  • Rhyan White, USA, women’s 100/200-meter backstroke swimming, born in Sandy, attended AMES High, lives in Herriman
  • Jacob Gibb, USA, men’s beach volleyball, Bountiful
  • Nathan Crumpton, representing American-Samoa, men’s 100-meter sprint track and field, trained in skeleton at UOP
  • Garrett Maugutufia, USA, men’s volleyball, represented America-Samoa in winter Games, trained in bobsledding at UOP
  • Jordan Matyas, USA, women’s rugby, played for BYU
  • Douglas Martinez, representing Honduras, men’s soccer, plays for Real Salt Lake
  • Grace McCallum, USA, women’s team gymnastics, competes for U of U
  • MyKayla Skinner, USA, women’s individual gymnastics, competes for U of U
  • Kara Eaker, USA, women’s alternate gymnastics, competes for U of U
  • Joe Ingles, representing Australia, men’s basketball, plays for the Jazz
  • Rudy Gobert, representing France, men’s basketball, plays for the Jazz
  • Becky Sauerbrunn, USA, women’s soccer, former player for the former NWSL Utah Royals soccer team played in Sandy
  • Christen Press, USA, women’s soccer, former player for the former NWSL Utah Royals soccer team played in Sandy
  • Kelley O’Hara, USA, women’s soccer, former player for the former NWSL Utah Royals soccer team played in Sandy
  • Eddie Alvarez, USA, men’s basketball, trained in Kearns at the Utah Olympic Oval and won a silver medal in speed skating at the Sochi 2014 Games. He has been voted, by the Team USA athletes, to be the flag-bearer for the Opening Ceremony. In Tokyo, he will compete in the sport of baseball as he plays for the MLB Marlins.

California has the most athletes with 126 with Florida next up with 51. South Dakota, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Maine, Delaware and Puerto Rico all have one.

All their parents will be watching from the stateside as there are no spectators allowed due to COVID concerns.

In the past two days, two of the above-mentioned athletes have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Opening Ceremony is on Friday night.

The Olympics are being streamed, telecast and are online on the networks of NBC and on NBCOlympics.com.

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