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Keturah Orji
Keturah Orji
Photo: Greg Poole/Bulldawg Illustrated

 
 
As the world prepares for the Rio Olympics, Georgia athletes, former athletes and coaches are also getting set for the Games. Here is a list of all UGA Olympians. Plan your viewing accordingly.
 
 
Golf
Bubba Watson (2000-01) — United States (first Olympics)
 
 
Gymnastics
Brittany Rogers (2013-16) — Canada (second Olympics)
 
 
Swimming & Diving
 
Men

Gunnar Bentz (2015-present, rising junior) — United States (first Olympics)
Chase Kalisz (2013-15, redshirted in 2016, rising senior) — United States (first Olympics)
Jay Litherland (2015-present, rising junior) — United States (first Olympics)
Javier Acevedo (incoming freshman) — Canada (first Olympics)
Matias Koski (2013-16) — Finland (second Olympics)
César Castro (volunteer diving coach) — Brazil (fourth Olympics)
 
Women
Hali Flickinger (2013-16) — United States (first Olympics)
Melanie Margalis (2011-14) — United States (first Olympics)
Allison Schmitt (2009-11, 2013) — United States (third Olympics)
Olivia Smoliga (2014-present, rising junior) — United States (first Olympics)
Amanda Weir (2005) — United States (third Olympics)
Brittany MacLean (2013-16) — Canada (second Olympics)
Chantal Van Landeghem (2013-15, redshirted in 2016, rising senior) — Canada (first Olympics)
 
 
Staff
Coach Jack Bauerle (swimming) — United States assistant (third Olympics on staff)
Coach Dan Laak (diving) — Brazil assistant (third Olympics on staff {first 2 with U.S.})
 
 
Track & Field
 
Men

Kibwe Johnson (2000) — United States (second Olympics)
Cejhae Greene (2015-present, redshirted in 2016, rising junior) — Antigua (first Olympics)
Karl Saluri (2014-present, rising senior) — Estonia (first Olympics)
Maicel Uibo (2012-16) — Estonia (first Olympics)
Charles Grethen (2013-15) — Luxembourg (first Olympics)
 
Women
Keturah Orji (2015-present, rising junior) — United States (first Olympics)
Kendell Williams (2014-present, rising senior) — United States (first Olympics)
Jenny Dahlgren (2004-07) — Argentina (fourth Olympics)
Shaunae Miller (2012-13) — Bahamas (second Olympics)
Leontia Kallenou (2012-2016) — Cyprus (first Olympics )
Levern Spencer (2006-08) — St. Lucia (third Olympics)
 
 
Staff
Coach Petros Kyprianou — Estonia assistant (first Olympics)
 
 
PARALYMPICS
 
 
Swimming
Lindsay Grogan (did not swim at UGA, but earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees) — United States (first Paralympics)

 
 
Track and field

Jarryd Wallace (2008) — United States (second Paralympics)

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Greg is closing in on 11 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.