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Red, White, and Big Blue Nation dominates Olympics

Former UK track star Sydney McLaughlin, left, won a second gold medal in the 4×400 relay.

Congratulations to the University of Kentucky’s associated athletes for earning an incredible 12 medals in the Tokyo Olympics. Former UK track star Sydney McLaughlin collected another 🥇 in the 4×400 meter relay. Three UK basketball alums won 🥇 to keep the USA’s streak alive. #Kentucky #BBN 🇺🇸

With 206 countries competing, UK’s total of 8 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze would place Kentucky at position #18 on country medal count!

Keldon Johnson, right, celebrates Team USA’s gold medal basketball victory with teammate Jayson Tatum.
Devin Booker battles vs. Spain during the USA’s successful path to gold at the 2021 Olympics.
Bam Adebayo draped in the Stars and Stripes after the Team USA victory.
UK medical school student Lee Kiefer won gold in fencing.
Representing Puerto Rico, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, left, won gold in the 100m hurdles. Kendra “Keni” Harrison won silver. Both are former University of Kentucky track stars.
UK sophomore Mary Tucker earned a silver medal in air rifle team competition.
Will Shaner won gold in the air rifle competition.
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