The University of Southern California is sending a record number of 63 athletes to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, more than any other U.S. University, according to NBC.
In 2016, USC also sent the most athletes to the Olympics but it was a significantly lower number: 44. This is not a new feat for the Trojans who have sent more than 40 athletes to the Olympic Games for the past six Summer Olympic Games.
Out of the 63 Trojans competing in Tokyo, 16 are swimmers. The majority of their Olympic swimmers are international including Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu, Italy’s Santo Condorelli, Sweden’s Louise Hansson, and the Russian Olympic Committee’s Vlad Morozov. Open water and long-distance freestyler Haley Anderson is sole Trojan swimmer representing the United States.
Stanford is sending the second most number of athletes to Tokyo at 51, including 10 swimmers.
The University with the 3rd most athletes in Tokyo is also a Pac-12 team in California: the University of California Berkeley with 46 athletes. Among their Tokyo competitors are 10 swimmers.
In 2016, Stanford came home with the most Olympic medals among American universities. They totaled 26 medals, including relay medals, and 14 came from swimming. Cal won 22 total medals and USC won 21 medals.
2020 USC Olympic Swimmers
- Haley Anderson (USA)
- Dylan Carter (Trinidad and Tobago)
- Santo Condorelli (Italy)
- Louise Hansson (Sweden)
- Victor Johansson (Sweden)
- Katinka Hosszu (Hungary)
- Ous Mellouli (Tunisia)
- Vladimir Morozov (Russian Olympic Committee)
- Kasia Wilk (Poland)
- Evangelos Makrygiannis (Greece)
- Anicka Delgado (Ecuador)
- Anika Apostalon (Czech Republic)
- Alexei Sancov (Republic of Moldova)
- Nikola Miljenic (Croatia)
- Marlen Kahler (Austria)
- Robert Glinta (Romania).
2020 Stanford Olympic Swimmers
- Katie Ledecky (USA)
- Simone Manuel (USA)
- Brooke Forde (USA)
- Torri Huske (USA)
- Regan Smith (USA)
- Andrei Minakov (Russian Olympic Committee)
- Alberto Mestre (Venezuela)
- Ron Polonsky (Israel)
- Andrea Murez (Israel)
- Taylor Ruck (Canada)