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Florida Athletes Bringing Home Medals in 2022 Winter Olympics

Feb 17, 2022 | Good News Tampa, Sports

Photo Source: Team USA Facebook Page

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are off to an exciting start. The Games are biggest test of thousands of athletes from all over the globe as the Olympics is the leading international sporting competition. More than 200 nations participate in the Olympic Games making it very special for each athlete to be able to represent their country. Hundreds of competitors make up Team USA, with the largest number of athletes representing Florida participating in the Summer Olympics. In the Winter Olympics, there is not a massive number of Floridians, however we do have far more athletes than any other southern state.

Photo Source: Team USA Facebook Page

Here are our 2022 Winter Olympic athletes, their placements or medals that they have won thus far:

Brittany Bowe — Speedskater (Ocala, FL)

    • Placed 15th in Women’s 500m Speed Skate
    • One bronze medal – Women’s 1000m Speed Skate

Erin Jackson — Speedskater (Ocala, FL)

    • One gold medal – Women’s 500m Speed Skate

Joey Mantia — Speedskater (Ocala, FL)

    • One bronze medal: Men’s Team Pursuit

Mia Kilburg-Manganello — Speedskater (Crestview, FL)

    • Placed 19th in Women’s 3000m Speed Skate

Frank Del Duca — Bobsledder (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

    • Placed 12th in 2-Man Bobsled

Josh Williamson — Bobsledder (Lake Mary, FL)

    • Placed 13th in 4-Man Bobsled

Nathan Smith — Men’s Ice Hockey (Tampa, FL)

    • Eliminated in Quarterfinal Round

Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

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Just a year ago at the “2020” Tokyo Summer Olympics Florida athletes brought home an impressive number of medals! Of all those completing Tampa Bay truly shined, here are the Bay area athletes who brought home medals:

Bobby Finke – Swimming (Tampa, FL)

    • Two gold medals: Men’s 800-meter and 1500-meter Freestyle Swims

Emma Weyant – Swimming (Sarasota, FL)

    • One silver medal: 400m Individual Medley

Anastasija Zolotic – Taekwondo (Largo, FL)

    • One gold medal: Women’s Taekwondo

Mary Carolynn Tucker – Shooting (Sarasota, FL)

    • One silver medal: Mixed Team Air Rifle

Nelly Korda – Golf (Bradenton, FL)

    • One gold medal: Women’s Golf

Race Imboden – Fencing (Tampa, FL)

    • One bronze medal:  Men’s Team Foil

In total Team USA’s Olympic medal count in 2021 was 113, 17 of which were brought home by Floridians. So, it’s safe to say the sunshine state is a force to be reckoned with each Olympic season. We cannot wait to see where the rest of the 2022 games take us!

Total Medals for Team USA at 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics

Photo Source: Team USA Facebook Page
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