List of University of Oregon Olympians

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This article provides a list of Olympic athletes from the University of Oregon. The athletes listed have both competed in either the Summer Olympic Games or the Winter Olympic Games and have attended the University of Oregon. The vast majority of Olympic athletes from Oregon competed in the Oregon Ducks track and field team.

Summer Olympics[edit]

Name Country Olympiad Gender Sport Event Finish Notes Ref
Kyle Alcorn United States United States 2012 London Men's Track and field 3,000 metres steeplechase [1]
Devon Allen United States United States 2016 Rio de Janeiro Men's Track and field 110 metres hurdles 5th [2]
Lee Allen United States United States 1956 Melbourne Men's Wrestling Freestyle [3]
1960 Rome Greco-Roman 8th
Grace Bakari Ghana Ghana 1984 Los Angeles Women's Track and field 4x400 relay [4]
Keshia Baker United States United States 2012 London Women's Track and field 4x400 relay Gold semis [1]
Jim Bailey Australia Australia 1956 Melbourne Men's Track and field 800 metres [4]
William Bartlett United States United States 1920 Antwerp Men's Track and field Discus 5th [4]
Wade Bell United States United States 1968 Mexico City Men's Track and field 800 metres [4]
Paula Berry United States United States 1992 Barcelona Women's Track and field Javelin [4]
Craig Blackman Canada Canada 1972 Munich Men's Track and field 4x400 relay [4]
Kelly Blair United States United States 1996 Atlanta Women's Track and field Heptathlon 8th [4]
Tom Blankenburg United States United States 1928 Amsterdam Men's Swimming 200 metres breaststroke 9th [5]
Art Boileau Canada Canada 1984 Los Angeles Men's Track and field Marathon [4]
Dacre Bowen Canada Canada 1976 Montreal Men's Track and field 4x100 relay 8th [4]
Chris Braithwaite Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad 1976 Montreal Men's Track and field 4x100 relay [4]
1980 Moscow 100 metres
200 metres
4x100 relay
Piotr Buciarski Denmark Denmark 2004 Athens Men's Track and field Pole vault [4]
Zoe Buckman Australia Australia 2012 London Women's Track and field 1,500 metres [2]
2016 Rio de Janeiro 1,500 metres [1]
Dyrol Burleson United States United States 1960 Rome Men's Track and field 1,500 metres 6th [4]
1964 Tokyo 1,500 metres 5th
Johnathan Cabral Canada Canada 2016 Rio de Janeiro Men's Track and field 110 metres hurdles 6th [2]
Matt Centrowitz United States United States 1976 Montreal Men's Track and field 1,500 metres [4]
Matthew Centrowitz Jr. United States United States 2012 London Men's Track and field 1,500 metres 4th [2]
2016 Rio de Janeiro 1,500 metres Gold
Doug Chapman Canada Canada 1972 Munich Men's Track and field 4x400 relay [4]
Pedr Chiamulera Brazil Brazil 1992 Barcelona Men's Track and field 400 metres hurdles DNF [4]
Ranza Clark Canada Canada 1984 Los Angeles Women's Track and field 800 metres semis [4]
Don Clary United States United States 1984 Los Angeles Men's Track and field 5000 metres [4]
Doug Clement Canada Canada 1952 Helsinki Men's Track and field 400 metres semis [4]
4x400 relay 4th
Micaela Cocks New Zealand New Zealand 2008 Beijing Women's Basketball [6]
Brian Crouser United States United States 1988 Seoul Men's Track and field Javelin [4]
1992 Barcelona Javelin
Sam Crouser United States United States 2016 Rio de Janeiro Men's Track and field Javelin 34th [2]
Joaquim Cruz Brazil Brazil 1984 Los Angeles Men's Track and field 800 metres Gold [4]
1988 Seoul 800 metres Silver
1996 Atlanta 1,500 metres
Pedro daSilva Brazil Brazil 1992 Barcelona Men's Track and field Decathlon DNF [4]
Otis Davis United States United States 1960 Rome Men's Track and field 800 metres Gold WR [4]
4x400 relay Gold WR
Bill Dellinger United States United States 1960 Rome Men's Track and field 5,000 metres [4]
1964 Tokyo 5,000 metres Bronze
Al Dukowski Canada Canada 1976 Montreal Men's Track and field 4x100 relay 8th [4]
Ashton Eaton United States United States 2012 London Men's Track and field Decathlon Gold
2016 Rio de Janeiro Decathlon Gold OR-t [2]
Dave Edstrom United States United States 1960 Rome Men's Track and field Decathlon [4]
Ken Flax United States United States 1988 Seoul Men's Track and field Hammer [4]
1992 Barcelona Hammer
Peter Fonseca Canada Canada 1996 Atlanta Men's Track and field Marathon 21st [4]
Phyllis Francis United States United States 2016 Rio de Janeiro Women's Track and field 400 metres [2]
4x400 relay Gold
Joanna Gail Greece Greece 2004 Athens Women's Softball 7th [7]
English Gardner United States United States 2016 Rio de Janeiro Women's Track and field 100 metres [2]
4x100 relay Gold
Paul Geis United States United States 1976 Montreal Men's Track and field 5,000 metres 12th [4]
Greg Gibson United States United States 1984 Los Angeles Men's Wrestling Silver [8]
Jim Grelle United States United States 1960 Rome Men's Track and field 1,500 metres 9th [4]
Martin Hawkins United States United States 1912 Stockholm Men's Track and field High hurdles Bronze [4]
Bill Heikkila Canada Canada 1968 Mexico City Men's Track and field Javelin [4]
Ralph Hill United States United States 1932 Los Angeles Men's Track and field 5,000 metres Silver [4]
Tom Hintnaus Brazil Brazil 1984 Los Angeles Men's Track and field Pole vault [4]
Becky Holliday United States United States 2012 London Women's Track and field Pole vault 9th [1]
Cyrus Hostetler United States United States 2012 London Men's Track and field Javelin [2]
2016 Rio de Janeiro 20th
Jack Hutchins Canada Canada 1948 London Men's Track and field 800 metres [4]
1,500 metres
1952 Helsinki 800 metres
4x400 relay 4th
Harry Jerome Canada Canada 1960 Rome Men's Track and field 100 metres [4]
1964 Tokyo 100 metres Bronze
200 metres 4th
1968 Mexico City 100 metres 7th
Lars Kaupang Norway Norway 1976 Montreal Men's Track and field 1,500 metres [4]
Dan Kelly United States United States 1908 London Men's Track and field Broad jump Silver [4]
Karl Keska United Kingdom Great Britain 2000 Sydney Men's Track and field 10,000 metres 8th [4]
Trish King United States United States 1988 Seoul Women's Track and field High jump [4]
Gary Knoke Australia Australia 1964 Tokyo Men's Track and field 400 metres hurdles 4th [4]
1968 Mexico City 110 metre hurdles
400 metre hurdles
1972 Munich 400 metre hurdles
Arne Kvalheim Norway Norway 1968 Mexico City Men's Track and field 1,500 metres [4]
Knut Kvalheim Norway Norway 1976 Montreal Men's Track and field 5,000 metres [4]
Danny Lopez United States United States 1992 Barcelona Men's Track and field 3,000 metres steeplechase semis [4]
Reidar Lorentzen Norway Norway 1984 Los Angeles Men's Track and field Javelin [4]
Santiago Lorenzo Argentina Argentina 2004 Athens Men's Track and field Decathlon 24th [4]
Bob Martin Canada Canada 1972 Munich Men's Track and field 4x400 relay [4]
1976 Montreal 4x100 relay 8th alt
Lisa Martin Australia Australia 1984 Los Angeles Women's Track and field Marathon 7th [4]
1988 Seoul Marathon Silver
1992 Barcelona Marathon DNF
Walter McClure United States United States 1912 Stockholm Men's Track and field 800 metres [4]
Claire Michel Belgium Belgium 2016 Rio de Janeiro Women's Triathlon [2]
Ken Moore United States United States 1968 Mexico City Men's Track and field Marathon 14th [4]
1972 Munich Marathon 4th
Gerry Moro Canada Canada 1964 Tokyo Men's Track and field Pole vault 10th [4]
1972 Munich Decathlon
Yohanan Moyal Israel Israel 1984 Los Angeles Men's Gymnastics All around [9][10]
Ani Nyhus Canada Canada 2004 Athens Women's Softball 5th [11]
Cathy O'Brien United States United States 1988 Seoul Women's Track and field Marathon [4]
1992 Barcelona Marathon 9th
Chamberlain Oguchi Nigeria Nigeria 2012 London Men's Basketball [2]
2016 Rio de Janeiro [1]
Yoriko Okamoto Japan Japan 2000 Sydney Women's Taekwondo Welterweight Bronze [12]
2004 Athens Heavyweight 7-t
2008 Beijing Welterweight 11-t
Sig Ohlemann Canada Canada 1960 Rome Men's Track and field 800 metres [4]
Alexi Pappas Greece Greece 2016 Rio de Janeiro Women's Track and field 10,000 metres 17th [2]
Annette Peters United States United States 1992 Barcelona Women's Track and field 3,000 metres semis [4]
Jenna Prandini United States United States 2016 Rio de Janeiro Women's Track and field 200 metres [2]
4x100 relay DNP
Steve Prefontaine United States United States 1972 Munich Men's Track and field 5,000 metres 4th [4]
Mack Robinson United States United States 1936 Berlin Men's Track and field 200 metres Silver [4]
Nick Rogers United States United States 2000 Sydney Men's Track and field 5,000 metres semis [4]
Galen Rupp United States United States 2008 Beijing Men's Track and field 10,000 metres 13th
2012 London 5,000 metres 7th
10,000 metres Silver
2016 Rio de Janeiro 10,000 metres 5th [2]
Marathon Bronze
Shemi Sabag Israel Israel 1984 Los Angeles Men's Track and field Marathon [4]
Alberto Salazar United States United States 1984 Los Angeles Men's Track and field Marathon [4]
Steve Savage United States United States 1972 Munich Men's Track and field 3,000 metres steeplechase 7th [4]
Pete Shmock United States United States 1976 Montreal Men's Track and field Shot Put 9th [4]
Ralph Spearow United States United States 1924 Paris Men's Track and field Pole Vault 6th [4]
Peter Spir Canada Canada 1976 Montreal Men's Track and field 1,500 metres [4]
Deajah Stevens United States United States 2016 Rio de Janeiro Women's Track and field 200 metres 7th [2]
Paul Sunderland United States United States 1984 Los Angeles Men's Volleyball Gold [13]
Lynda Sutfin United States United States 1984 Los Angeles Women's Track and field Javelin [4]
1988 Seoul Javelin
Kory Tarpenning United States United States 1988 Seoul Men's Track and field Pole vault [4]
1992 Barcelona Pole vault 4th
Zack Test United States United States 2016 Rio de Janeiro Men's Rugby 9th [2]
Brianne Theisen-Eaton Canada Canada 2012 London Women's Track and field Heptathlon 11th [1]
2016 Rio de Janeiro Heptathlon Bronze [2]
Les Tipton United States United States 1964 Tokyo Men's Track and field Javelin [4]
Norm Trerise Canada Canada 1968 Mexico City Men's Track and field 1,500 metres [4]
Carlos Trujillo Guatemala Guatemala 2016 Rio de Janeiro Men's Track and field Marathon 67th [2]
Art Tuck United States United States 1920 Antwerp Men's Track and field Javelin DNP [4]
Ariana Washington United States United States 2016 Rio de Janeiro Women's Track and field 4x100 relay DNP [2]
Andrew Wheating United States United States 2008 Beijing Men's Track and field 800 metres [1]
2012 London 800 metres
Mac Wilkins United States United States 1976 Montreal Men's Track and field Discus Gold [4]
1984 Los Angeles Discus Silver
1988 Seoul Discus 5th
Shaun Williams South Africa South Africa 2004 Athens Men's Wrestling Freestyle [14]
Lynne Winbigler United States United States 1976 Montreal Women's Track and field Discus semis [4]
Chris Winter Canada Canada 2016 Rio de Janeiro Men's Track and field 3,000 metres steeplechase [2]
Don Wright Australia Australia 1984 Los Angeles Men's Track and field 110 metre hurdles semis [4]
Carolyn Wood United States United States 1960 Rome Women's Swimming 4x100 freestyle Gold [15]
4x100 medley Gold semis
Rachel Yurkovich United States United States 2012 London Women's Track and field Javelin [1]

Winter Olympics[edit]

Name Country Year Gender Sport Event Finish Notes Ref
Kiki Cutter United States United States 1968 Grenoble Women's Alpine skiing Downhill 17th [16][17]
Giant Slalom 21st
Slalom DNF
Laurenne Ross United States United States 2014 Sochi Women's Alpine skiing Super combined DNF [18]
2018 Pyeongchang Super-G 15th

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Going for Gold". Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  3. ^ Abbott, Gary (June 11, 2012). "Olympic athlete and coach Lee Allen, 77, passed away today in California". Retrieved 11 February 2018.
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  11. ^ "2004 Softball Roster Bio - Ani Nyhus". Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  12. ^ "Yoriko Okamoto Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com.
  13. ^ "Replacing a legend". Sports Illustrated. September 25, 2002. Retrieved January 17, 2013.
  14. ^ Gates, Billy (August 28, 2015). "Shaun Williams, citing family reasons and new job, resigns as Hermiston wrestling coach". The Oregonian. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  15. ^ "Carolyn Wood". US Olympic Team.
  16. ^ "Le Danger Americain". Skiing. November 1969. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  17. ^ "Kiki Cutter". Sports-Reference. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  18. ^ "Laurenne Ross Bio". Retrieved 30 March 2017.