Trojan Together Again: Fall 2021

Olympics — and More

If USC were a country, its athletes’ 11 golds in Tokyo 2020 would have placed it seventh in the gold medal standings. From beach volleyball’s April Ross to champion runner Andre De Grasse, USC alumni and students shined at the Summer Games.

USC's gold medal winning olympians from Tokyo 2020

USC athletes win 21 medals, including U.S. university best 11 golds, at Tokyo Olympics

USC’s 21 total medals in Tokyo were the second most of any U.S. university. It was the fifth consecutive Summer Olympics that USC athletes won at least 20 medals.

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Allyson Felix

Allyson Felix becomes all-time track leader in Olympic medals

Allyson Felix became America’s all-time leader in track and field Olympic medals during the ninth and final day of track and field at the 2020 Olympics at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan.

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Andre De Grasse

Andre de Grasse wins 200m, extending USC’s streak of Olympic gold medal

Andre De Grasse won the men’s 200m gold medal and broke his Canadian record to highlight USC’s action during the evening session on the sixth day of track and field at the 2020 Olympics.

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Rai Benjamin hurdling at the 2020 Olympics

Rai Benjamin sets American record in what’s dubbed one of the Olympics’ greatest-ever races

Benjamin earned a silver medal in an epic men’s 400m hurdles final, running the second-fastest time ever of 46.17 seconds for a second place finish.

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Oussama “Ous” Mellouli swimming

Nothing but a number: At 37, former Trojan swimmer heads into sixth Olympics

Oussama “Ous” Mellouli is one of only four swimmers in history to participate in this many Olympic Games. But before he made his name as an all-time great, he was a proud All-American at USC.

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Lou Zamperini

Celebrating 5 remarkable Trojan Olympians — past and present

From the first deaf American to win an Olympic medal to the only swimmer to win a million dollars in prize money, these USC Olympians demonstrate Trojan excellence.

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Olympic Rings

Record number of USC athletes — the most of any university — headed to Tokyo Olympics

USC’s total of 66 competitors is more than 164 of the 205 National Olympic Committee delegations competing in Tokyo. It is the sixth consecutive Summer Games with at least 40 Trojan Olympians.

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Anna Cockrell

Olympian Anna Cockrell named 2021 Honda Sports Award Winner for track and field

Anna Cockrell, winner of both the 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles at the 2021 NCAA Track & Field Championships, has been named the 2021 Honda Sport Award winner for Track and Field.

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USC Track and Field team with NCAA trophy

Women’s track and field team wins second NCAA outdoor championship in 3 seasons

The national championship is USC’s 133rd among all sports, 35th by a women’s team, third by the women’s track and field program.and third by a USC team this school year, joining women’s beach volleyball and women’s water polo.

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Paralympian Robert Tanaka (right) uses the Uchi-mata throw to attack his opponent during the bronze medal match at the 2018 IBSA World Championships in Lisbon, Portugal.

Trojan Paralympian heads to Tokyo to go for gold

Robert Tanaka, a mathematics and economics major at USC Dornsife, has learned to deal with visual impairment caused by his albinism to qualify for the 2021 Paralympic Games in judo.

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