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Who is representing the USA at the 2024 Olympics?

Written By: Alyssa Klauminzer

Edited By: Bailey Massey

Victor Montalvo and Sunny Choi, photo courtesy of New York Live

Many athletes and teams have already earned spots to represent the USA at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

The majority of Olympic Trials and the end of qualification periods don’t take place until late June. Athletes for the USA have secured spots at the Olympics via Olympic qualifying events, meeting the USA’s quota (which prevents a small number of countries from dominating in certain sports) for their sport based on the Paris Ranking Lists and qualifying before the end of their sport’s qualification period. With the athletes who are now officially heading to Paris, Americans should be excited about who they can watch represent the USA.

After missing out on the Tokyo Olympics, Coco Gauff will make her Olympics debut. She is the only American so far to earn an Olympic spot; the qualifying period for tennis ends in June.

The USA men’s basketball roster has been released and includes many NBA stars: Bam Adebayo, Devin Booker, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, Anthony Edwards, Joel Embiid, Tyrese Haliburton, Jrue Holiday, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard and Jayson Tatum. The men’s 3x3 basketball team consists of Canyon Barry, Jimmer Fredette, Kareem Maddox, and Dylan Travis.

Breaking will be featured at the Olympics for the first time this summer. Sunny Choi and Victor Montalvo have qualified and two more breakdancers could still qualify with qualifying events coming up in May and June.

The pairs of Taryn Kloth/Kristen Nuss and Kelly Cheng/Sara Hughes mathematically earned Olympic spots for beach volleyball. The US could still qualify men’s pairings with the qualification period ending June 10.

Evita Griskenas will be competing in the individual all-around for rhythmic gymnastics.

The USA qualified several athletes for badminton. Annie Xu and Kerry Xu will go to Paris for women’s doubles, Beiwen Zhang for women’s singles, Vincent Chiu and Joshua Yuan for men’s doubles, and Vincent Chiu and Jennie Gai for mixed doubles.

A full women’s team, featuring Lily Zhang, Amy Wang, and Rachel Sung, will represent the USA in table tennis.

Several canoers have qualified for the USA with several more expected to be added to the Olympic team. Evy Leibfarth is going for canoe slalom, kayak slalom, and kayak cross, Nevin Harrison for canoe sprint, Casey Eichfeld for canoe slalom, and Jonas Ecker and Aaron Small for the K-2 sprint. For rowing, the USA will have boats in women’s single sculls, women’s pair, women’s double sculls, women’s lightweight double sculls, women’s four or eight, men’s pair, and men’s four. 13 sailors will head to the Marseille Marina in the events of women’s dinghy, women’s skiff, women’s windsurfing, women’s kite, men’s skiff, men’s windsurfing, men’s kite, men’s pair, and mixed multihull.

Caroline Marks, Carissa Moore, Caity Simmers, Griffin Colapinto, and John John Florence will head to Tahiti, French Polynesia for surfing.

Katie Grimes, Mariah Denigan, and Ivan Puskovitch will compete in open-water swimming in the Seine.

The USA has one out of two quota spots for 11 of the 12 individual shooting events. It will have athletes competing in women’s air pistol, women’s sport pistol, women’s air rifle, women’s smallbore rifle, women’s skeet, women’s trap, men’s rapid fire pistol, men’s air rifle, men’s smallbore rifle, men’s skeet and men’s trap.

There will be at least six athletes representing the USA in climbing, with more athletes having the opportunity to join them with qualifying events to come in May and June. Emma Hunt and Piper Kelly will go to Paris for women’s speed, Natalia Grossman for women’s bouldering and lead combined, Sam Watson for men’s speed, and Colin Duffy and Jesse Grupper for men’s bouldering and lead combined.

Scottie Scheffler mathematically earned a spot for golf. The qualification period ends June 17 and 24 for men and women respectively and the USA has the possibility of sending four women and four men to Paris.

Jess Davis will be going to the Olympics for the modern pentathlon. The 2024 World Championships goes through June 17, leaving time for more athletes to clinch spots.

Five athletes have earned spots on the Olympic team for the marathon. The rest of the USA track and field team will be decided at the Olympic Trials.

Taylor Knibb and Morgan Pearson will compete in the triathlon, with more athletes expected to join them by the end of May.

The USA will have teams for five of the six-team fencing events: women’s epee, women’s foil, women’s sabre, men’s foil, and men’s sabre.

Faith Dillon, Kristina Teachout, CJ Nickolas, and Jonathan Healy will be on the USA taekwondo team.

The USA is sending six boxers to Paris: Jennifer Lozano for flyweight, Jahmal Harvey for featherweight, Jajaira Gonzalez for lightweight, Morelle McCane and Omari Jones for welterweight, and Joshua Edwards for super heavyweight. 

All the spots for women’s freestyle wrestling have been filled. Thirteen Americans have qualified for wrestling, with spots in men’s freestyle and Greco-Roman having the potential to be filled in May.

The USA has spots for artistic swimming, men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, trampoline, women’s basketball, women’s 3x3 basketball, all three equestrian events, women’s field hockey, men’s and women’s rugby, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s water polo and weightlifting. In the coming month, the decisions for these rosters will be finalized. 

Notable upcoming Olympic Trials include swimming from June 15-23 in Indianapolis, diving from June 17-23 in Knoxville, Tenn., track and field from June 21-30 in Eugene, Ore., and gymnastics from June 27-30 in Minneapolis.

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