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Here Are the DC Area Athletes Who Are Heading to the Tokyo Olympics

Cheer them on in various events, from fencing to swimming to basketball.

The summer Olympics are happening now in Tokyo—here are the athletes headed there who hail from DC, Maryland, and Virginia:

The Olympics begin Friday, July 23 and run through Sunday, August 8.


Katharine Holmes
The National Cathedral School alum will compete in epee fencing in her second Olympics.

Taylor Knibb,
Knibb, a graduate of Sidwell Friends School, will go for a triathlon win.


Claire Collins
Collins, a Princeton grad who is from McLean, will compete in rowing.

Grant Holloway
The Chesapeake, Virginia native is on the track and field team.

Torri Huske
The Yorktown High School graduate is part of the swimming team.

Troy Isley
The Alexandria Boxing Club member will bring his fight skills to the Olympics.

Noah Lyles
Lyles, a graduate of T.C. Williams (now Alexandria City High School), will run in track and field.

Andrew Seliskar
The Thomas Jefferson High School graduate will compete in swimming for the first time after not qualifying in 2012 and 2016.


Phoebe Bacon
The Stone Ridge graduate will compete in swimming.

Abby Gustaitis
The University of Maryland graduate and Baltimore native is on the rugby team.

Chase Kalisz
Kalisz, who has two Olympic silver medals, will compete in swimming.

Katie Ledecky
The swimming star already has five Olympic gold medals, and is going for more.

Frances Tiafoe
The Hyattsville native will play tennis for Team USA.

Professional Team Sports

Ariel Atkins
The Washington Mystics guard is part of the 12 person basketball team.

Tina Charles
The Washington Mystics center was named to the basketball team.

Kevin Durant
The Prince George’s County native and Brooklyn Nets player is part of the basketball team.

Jerami Grant
The DeMatha Catholic High School graduate and Detroit Pistons forward will represent Team USA.

Kelley O’Hara
The Washington Spirit defensive player is part of the 18-player soccer squad.

Emily Sonnett
The Washington Spirit defensive player is also on the soccer roster.


Rui Hachimura
The Washington Wizard will play basketball for Team Japan.

Emma Meesseman
The Washington Mystics player will represent Belgium.

Leilani Mitchell
The Washington Mystics player is headed to the Olympics for the second time. She’ll play for Australia’s team.

Nicole Yeargin
The Bishop McNamara High School graduate will represent Great Britain in Track & Field.