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Six Arkansas Razorbacks make Team USA for Rio Olympics

Arkansas is going to be well represented in Rio.

After many impressive performances at the United States Olympic Trials, six Razorbacks landed on Team USA for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

The 127-athlete list includes Taylor Ellis-Watson, Tyson Gay, Jarrion Lawson, Sandi Morris, Lexi Weeks and Chrishuna Williams.

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Gay will be the only returning Olympian of the six after representing Team USA in 2008 and 2012.

The five new Arkansas Olympians will train in Fayetteville with their coaches, according to a university press release.

The six Razorbacks on Team USA won’t be the only ones headed to Rio, as nine other Hogs qualified for other Olympic teams.

Here are all 15 athletes and their competitions:

Jamaica (4)

Kemoy Campbell – 5,000

Veronica Campbell-Brown – 200, 4-x-100

Omar McLeod – 110 hurdles

Clive Pullen – Triple Jump

Nigeria (1)

Regina George – 4x400

Slovenia (1)

Tina Sutej – Pole vault

South Africa (2)

Christine Kalmer – Marathon

Dominique Scott – 10,000

Trinidad & Tobago (1)

Sparkle McKnight – 400 hurdles

United States (6)

Taylor Ellis-Watson – 4-x-400

Tyson Gay – 4-x-100

Jarrion Lawson – Long jump

Sandi Morris – Pole vault

Lexi Weeks – Pole vault

Chrishuna Williams – 800

The 2016 track and field events will take place from August 12-21. Fans can find the full track and field schedule here.


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