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Pennsylvania Athletes To Watch During This Year's Tokyo Olympic And Paralympic Games

Tokyo Olympics
Charlie Riedel
The Olympic Rings float on a barge at Odaiba Marine Park as Tokyo prepares for the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 16, 2021. The pandemic-delayed games open on July 23 without spectators at most venues.

The postponed 2020 Summer Olympics will kick off on July 23 in Tokyo, Japan, with the Paralympics following on August 24. More than two dozen Pennsylvania natives or athletes who call the commonwealth home will compete in the games, including three raised in Pittsburgh. They’ll represent the U.S. in events like BMX, rugby, rowing and wheelchair basketball. Read below to find out more about the Tokyo-bound Pennsylvanians.

* Indicates the athlete is competing in the Paralympics

Margaret Fleming is a newsroom production assistant from Chicago, IL. She's a rising junior studying journalism at Northwestern University and covers sports at the student radio station, WNUR. Margaret can be reached at mfleming@wesa.fm.
I am a senior at Clarion University studying Integrated Journalism. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, and enjoy covering Pittsburgh-related news.