Who has qualified to compete for Team USA at the 2021 Olympics?

Who are some of the household names?

Team USA will include several past Olympic medalists. Long-distance runner Galen Rupp will be competing in his fourth Olympic Games, having won bronze in the 2016 Olympic Marathon and silver in the 10,000-meter race in the 2012 Games.

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Softball star Cat Osterman made her Olympic debut at the Athens 2004 Games, where the US squad won gold, and was also on the 2008 team that won silver. Pitcher Monica Abbott played alongside her on this roster in 2008.

Shooter Vincent Hancock won gold at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and again four years later in London before finishing 15th in the Rio Games four years ago.

Fencer Mariel Zagunis will take part in her fifth Olympic Games. The 36-year-old Zagunis has won two gold and two bronze medals and was also the US flag bearer at the 2012 opening ceremony in London.

Who else has made the team so far?

By early April, more than 100 U.S. athletes had qualified for the Tokyo Games, many of whom did so before the coronavirus pandemic disrupted planning and competition in spring 2020. This includes:

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Canoe / Kayak: Nevin Harrison (Seattle)

Climbing: Nathaniel Coleman (Salt Lake City), Kyra Condie (Shoreview, Minnesota), Colin Duffy (Broomfield, Colorado), Brooke Raboutou (Boulder, Colorado)

Cycling: Chloe Dygert (Brownsburg, Ind.), Hannah Roberts (Buchanan, Mich.)

Fencing: Eli Dershwitz (Sherborn, Mass.), Jackie Dubrovich (Riverdale, NJ), Katharine Holmes (Washington, DC), Daryl Homer (New York), Jake Hoyle (Wallingford, PA), Courtney Hurley (San Antonio), Kelley Hurley (San Antonio), Nick Itkin (Los Angeles), Lee Kiefer (Lexington, Ky.), Alexander Massialas (San Francisco), Curtis McDowald (Jamaica, NY), Gerek Meinhardt (San Francisco), Yeisser Ramirez (Brooklyn, NY ), Eliza Stone (Chicago), Anna Van Brummen (Houston), Mariel Zagunis (Beaverton, Ore.)

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Gymnastics: Jade Carey (Phoenix). Carey has mathematically qualified to take part in floor exercises and will try to secure a place in the US team of four for exams.

Karate: Sakura Kokumai (Los Angeles)

Modern Pentathlon: Samantha Achterberg (Littleton, Colorado), Amro ElGeziry (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Rowing: Kara Kohler (Princeton, NJ)

Sailing: Nikole Barnes (St. Thomas, Virgin Islands), Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, California), Lara Dallman-Weiss (Shoreview, Minnesota), Riley Gibbs (Long Beach, California), Farrah Hall (Annapolis), David Hughes (Miami ), Stuart McNay (Providence, RI), Luke Muller (Fort Pierce, Florida), Pedro Pascual (Miami), Paige Riley (Clearwater, Florida), Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wisconsin), Maggie Shea (Wilmette, IL), Anna Weis (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

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Filming: Madelynn Bernau (Waterford, Wisconsin), Kayle Browning (Wooster, Ark.), Brian Burrows (Fallbrook, California), Amber English (Colorado Springs), James Hall (Anniston, Ala.), Vincent Hancock (Eatonton, USA) Ga.), Phillip Jungman (Caldwell, Tex.), Lucas Kozeniesky (Colorado Springs), Alexis Lagan (Boulder City, Nev.), Derrick Mein (Paola, Kan.), Nick Mowrer (Butte, Mont.), Keith Sanderson (San Antonio), Will Shaner (Colorado Springs), Austen Smith (Keller, Tex.), Mary Tucker (Sarasota, Florida), Sandra Uptagrafft (Phenix City, Ala.), Allison Weisz (Belgrade, Mont.)

Softball: Monica Abbott (Salinas, California), Ali Aguilar (Orangevale, California), Valerie Arioto (Pleasonton, California), Ally Carda (Elk Grove, California), Amanda Chidester (Allen Park, California), Rachel Garcia (Palmdale, California ), Haylie McCleney (Morris, Ala.), Michelle Moultrie (Jacksonville, Florida), Dejah Mulipola (Garden Grove, California), Aubree Munro (Brea, California), Bubba Nickles (Merced, California), Cat Osterman (Houston), Janie Reed (Placentia, California), Delaney Spaulding (Rancho Cucamonga, California), Kelsey Stewart (Wichita)

Surfing: Kolohe Andino (San Clemente, California), John John Florence (Oahu, Hawaii), Caroline Marks (Melbourne Beach, Florida), Carissa Moore (Honolulu)

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Swimming: Haley Anderson (Granite Bay, California), Ashley Twichell (Fayetteville, NY), Jordan Wilimovsky (Malibu, California)

Table tennis: Kanak Jha (Milpitas, California), Nikhil Kumar (San Jose, California), Juan Liu (New York), Huijing Wang (Sugar Country, Texas), Lily Zhang (Palo Alto, California) Xin Zhou (Milpitas, California)

Taekwondo: Paige McPherson (Sturgis, ND), Anastasija Zolotic (Largo, Fla.)

Athletics: Abdi Abdirahman (Mammoth Lakes, California), Sally Kipyego (Eugene, Ore), Jacob Riley (Bellingham, Washington), Galen Rupp (Portland, Ore), Molly Seidel (Boston), Aliphine Tuliamuk (Flagstaff, Ariz.)

Triathlon: Summer Rappaport (Thornton, Colorado)

Wrestling: Kyle Dake (Ithaca, NY), Thomas Gilman (Council Bluffs, Iowa), Adeline Gray (Denver), Ildar Hafizov (Tashkent, Uzbekistan), G’Angelo Hancock (Fountain, Colorado), Sarah Hildebrandt (Granger, Ind. ), Helen Maroulis (Rocky Point, Md.), Tamyra Mensah-Stock (Katy, Tex.), Kayla Miracle (Culver, Ind.), Alejandro Sancho (Miami), Kyle Snyder (Woodbine, Md.), John Stefanowicz ( Jacksonville, NC), David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), Jacarra Winchester (Marshall, Mo.)

When are the main tests?

The qualifying tournaments will continue until the end of June. Some of the most famous:

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Swimming: Wave I June 4-7 and Wave II June 13-20 in Omaha

What about the US basketball teams and the soccer teams?

The United States has earned a place in both men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. USA Basketball released a list of 57 finalists for the Tokyo squad in March, including 16 Olympic veterans. The group includes several NBA All-Stars, including LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Kawhi Leonard.

The US women’s pool includes 36 players, 16 of whom were scheduled to attend a training camp at the end of March. This group includes Sue Bird, Diamond DeShields, Diana Taurasi, A’ja Wilson and Sylvia Fowles.

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Both teams are expected to announce their 12-player roster in the spring.

The US women’s soccer team qualified for the tournament in Tokyo in February 2020. When the final roster is announced this spring, it will likely feature a number of familiar faces. The Tokyo-based group should have several World Cup veterans including Alex Morgan, Crystal Dunn, Rose Lavelle and Megan Rapinoe.

The men’s team could not claim their first Olympic place since the 2008 Games and lost in a regional qualifier against Honduras. The men’s Olympic competition is mainly limited to players under the age of 23.

What other qualifiers are there?

Some sports like boxing have chosen their national team but now have to secure places in the Olympic tournament. You will compete in the Olympic qualifier for America in Buenos Aires from May 10th to 16th.

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Other sports like water polo for men and women have earned a place in the Tokyo tournament, but their squads have not been determined.

How do they select athletes in sports without exams?

Many sports rely on collected points, world rankings and international competitions so that athletes can secure their places at the Olympic Games. These seasonal competitions and qualifying tournaments will continue through spring, and most will decide their Olympic berths by June.

How did covid-19 affect qualifying?

With the exception of the few sports that qualified athletes before March 2020, almost every Olympic sport had to shuffle their competition schedules and revise their qualification process due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Many events were canceled, which meant fewer qualifying tournaments were available for some sports. Some sports, like skateboarding, were still struggling in March to hold qualifying tournaments and give athletes ample opportunity to compete in front of Tokyo.