by Marianne Roxello from Estudar Fora
Achieving an Olympic level in any sport requires a lifetime of preparation. In most cases, it takes years and years of training to be one of the best in the world. some athletes who are in Tokyo 2020 Olympics (held in 2021), in addition to reaching this level in sports, they were also able to study at universities such as Oxford, MIT and Harvard.
In many countries, college sports are a stepping stone for athletes who wish to enter higher education. In areas where there are groups such as the Ivy League (see Ivy League and Tokyo Roku Daigaku, Japanese Ivy League), universities select students who already excel in a sport to receive scholarships and defend the institution. competing in university leagues.
The same is the case with Stanford. Only in the last Olympics, 2016 in Rio, only the students and alumni of the institute won a total of 27 medals. It is possible to see the importance of this policy of attracting students to integrate university teams into the diversity of nationalities of athletes. For example, in the case of Stanford, university graduates are representing 13 countries in Tokyo.
Below, see how many and which Tokyo Olympic competitors study or graduate from the world’s top 5 universities. We use the QS Ranking 2022 ranking of top universities.
Out of the top 5 universities, MIT is the one that sent the least number of students to this year’s Olympics. skater alexis sablon University representative. He graduated from the Master of Architecture program in 2016 with the thesis “Nuclear Oasis: The Story of 10,000-Year Trash”.
Anyone watching the skateboarding final with our Brazilian silver medalist Resa Leal will remember Alexis competing. While attending the event at MIT in 2015, Alexis won the Skateboarding World Championship for Street Woman.
University of Oxford
In Tokyo, Oxford University has three representatives. Oliver Cook, Master’s Student History, is representing the UK at Remo. Prior to Oxford, Oli had a BA in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Another representative of the sport of boat, Anders Weiss, had a . Is MBA Completed in 2018 at Said Business School, University of Oxford. In Tokyo, he is competing as a rower in a boat race representing his home country of the United States. Before entering graduate school, he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at Brown University.
The British rugby team has Englishman Tom Mitchell, who graduated from the undergraduate course in historical studies, at Kellogg College, University of Oxford.
Of the top five universities in the world, Stanford sent the most athletes to the Tokyo Olympics. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, 39 athletes were sent from the university and together they won 27 medals. In Tokyo, a total of 57 athletes are competing, including Stanford students and alumni, representing 13 countries. See list with all delegates:
- Jeremy Bleich competes for Israel on the baseball team. graduated in Economy
- KZ Okpala competes for Nigeria in men’s basketball. play professionally nba and did not finish his studies at Stanford;
- Alana Smith competes for Australia in women’s basketball. Studies psychology.
- Alix Klineman competes for America in women’s beach volleyball. Graduated in Art Studio.
- Kate Courtney competes for America in Cycling. Bachelor in Human Biology.
- Nail Nassar competes for Egypt on horseback. Graduated in Economics.
- Alex Masialas competes in fencing for America. Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering;
- Vivian Kang competes for China in fencing. Bachelor in International Relations;
- Alben Valenzuela competes for Switzerland in women’s golf. Bachelor in Political Science;
- David Jason competes for Kazakhstan in gymnastics. Bachelor in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology;
- Brody Malone competes in gymnastics for America. Bachelor in Engineering and Management;
- Brandon Briones competes for America in gymnastics. He hasn’t chosen his career yet;
- Akash Modi competes for America in gymnastics. study mechanical engineering;
- Sze En Tan competes for Singapore in women’s gymnastics. You haven’t chosen a career yet.
- Austin competes for America in Hack Rowing. Bachelor in Political Science;
- Stephanie Grauer competes for Canada in rowing. Bachelor in Communications;
- Grace Luczak competes for America in rowing. Bachelor in Human Biology;
- Eli Rusher competes in rowing for America. Bachelor in Human Biology;
- Veronica Toro competes for America in Arana Rowing. Pharmaceutical science.
- Luke Muller competes for America in sailing. Study history.
- Tierna Davidson competes for the US in women’s soccer. Bachelor in Management Science and Engineering;
- Kelly O’Hara competes for the US in women’s soccer. Bachelor in Science, Technology and Society;
- Ali Riley competes for New Zealand in women’s football. Bachelor in Psychology;
- Jane Campbell competes for the US in women’s soccer. Bachelor in Psychology;
- Katrina Macario competes for America in women’s football. Graduated in Communication.
- Alberto Mestre competes for Venezuela in swimming. He is off an economics course;
- Andrei Minakov competes for the Russian Swimming Committee. He hasn’t chosen his career yet;
- Ron Polonsky competes for Israel in swimming. He hasn’t chosen his career yet;
- Brooke Ford competes for America in swimming. Bachelor in Human Biology;
- Torri Huske competes for America in swimming. He hasn’t chosen his career yet;
- Katie Ledecky competes for USA in swimming. Bachelor in Psychology;
- Simone Manuel competes for USA in swimming. Bachelor in Communications;
- Andrea Murez competes for Israel in swimming. Bachelor in Human Biology;
- Taylor competes for Canada in Ruck Swimming. Bachelor in Human Biology;
- Regan Smith competes for America in swimming. You haven’t chosen a career yet.
About Myself synchronized
- Lindy Schroeder competes for America in synchronized swimming. He hasn’t chosen his career yet;
- Grant Fisher competes for America in athletics. Bachelor in Electrical Engineering;
- Jacob Riley competes for America in athletics. Bachelor of Economics;
- Steven Solomon competes for Australia in athletics. Bachelor in Human Biology;
- Valerie Allman competes for America in athletics. Bachelor in Production Design;
- Alice Cranny competes for America in athletics. Bachelor in Human Biology;
- Malindi competes in athletics for Elmore Canada. Bachelor in International Relations;
- Mackenzie competes for Australia in Little Athletics. Bachelor in Human Biology;
- Katerina Stefanidi competes for Greece in athletics. Bachelor in Human Biology and Psychology.
- Eric Shoji competes for America in volleyball. did not provide course information;
- Kavika Shoji competes for the US in volleyball. did not provide course information;
- Foluke Akinradev Gunderson competes in volleyball for America. Bachelor in Human Biology.
- Alex Bowen competes for America in water polo. Bachelor in Product Design;
- Ben Hallock competes for America in water polo. Bachelor of Economics;
- Drew Holland competes for America in water polo. Bachelor in Management, Science and Engineering;
- Dylan Woodhead competes for America in water polo. Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering;
- Aria Fisher competes for America in water polo. Bachelor in Creative Writing;
- Mackenzie Fisher competes for America in water polo. Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering;
- Melissa Seidemann competes for America in water polo. Bachelor in Psychology;
- Gurpreet Sohi competed for Canada in water polo. Bachelor in Human Biology;
- Maggie Stephens competes for America in water polo. Bachelor in Science, Technology and Society.
Paralympics – Rugby
- Jeff Butler competes for America in Wheelchair Rugby. study business.
The rowing athlete, Imogen Grant, is one of Cambridge’s representatives in Tokyo. The university represents the United Kingdom and is completing the course Medicine.
Cyclist Anna Keisenhofer wins gold in Tokyo. he is trained in mathematics and representing his home country Austria in the Olympics.
Finally, Runner Louise Shanahan Is Finishing Her Course PhD in Physics and represent the UK at the Olympics.
American sprinter Gabby Thomas, currently pursuing a master’s degree in epidemiology at the University of Texas, is a graduate of neurobiology and global health by Harvard. In an interview with a university newspaper, the athlete spoke about the importance of university and study during his development as a sprinter. “There are other things off the track that I was really interested in and passionate about, I think it helped me enjoy my time on the track,” he said.
Clark completing his graduation at Dean classical literature and compete with the North American Rowing Team.
Cheta Emba, a former student, is representing America in women’s rugby. he is trained in Molecular cell biology.
“Olympics: Meet the athletes studying at the world’s best universities“Originally published by Estudar Fora da Fundaço Estudar.