21 Seminoles will compete in Rio Olympics

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
August 5, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A record number of FSU student-athletes will be representing their countries at the Olympic Games in Rio.

The university says that 21 student-athletes will represent 12 different countries over the 17 day course of the games.

Four Seminoles will be representing the United States. That's the most of any country for FSU athletes. Belgium and the Bahamas each have three Seminoles representing their country, while Spain and Jamaica are next with two each.

“We are very proud of each and every one of the 21 student-athletes and alumni who will be competing in the Rio Olympics,” said FSU Athletics Director Stan Wilcox. “The fact that we are the ACC leader in Olympic participation is particularly impressive because our conference is outstanding in every Olympic sport.”

The school's previous high of 13 was set at both the 2008 and 2012 games in Beijing and London.

There has been at least one FSU student-athlete in each Summer Games since 1972.

The full list of Seminoles competing in the Olympics is below:

  • Marvin Bracy, Athletics (USA)

  • Stefan Brits, Athletics (South Africa)

  • Jonathan Borlee, Athletics (Belgium)

  • Kevin Borlee, Athletics (Belgium)

  • Shaquania Dorsett, Athletics (Bahamas)

  • Linden Hall, Athletics (Australia)

  • Kemar Hyman, Athletics (Cayman Islands)

  • Meme Jean, Athletics (Haiti)

  • Kellion Knibb, Athletics (Jamaica)

  • Susan Kuijken, Athletics (Netherlands)

  • Violah Lagat, Athletics (Kenya)

  • Nick Lucena, Beach Volleyball (USA)

  • Stephen Newbold, Athletics (Bahamas)

  • Colleen Quigley, Athletics (USA)
  • Alonzo Russell, Athletics (Bahamas)

  • Leonor Rodriguez, Women’s Basketball (Spain)

  • Leticia Romero, Women’s Basketball (Spain)

  • Pavel Sankovich, Swimming (Belarus)

  • Kimberly Williams, Athletics (Jamaica)

  • Katrina Young, Diving (USA)

  • Anne Zagre, Athletics (Belgium)
  • The Olympic Games officially kick off Friday with the Opening Ceremonies at 7 p.m.

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