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.
The National Cathedral School alum will compete in epee fencing in her second Olympics.
Knibb, a graduate of Sidwell Friends School, will go for a triathlon win.
Collins, a Princeton grad who is from McLean, will compete in rowing.
The Chesapeake, Virginia native is on the track and field team.
The Yorktown High School graduate is part of the swimming team.
The Alexandria Boxing Club member will bring his fight skills to the Olympics.
Lyles, a graduate of T.C. Williams (now Alexandria City High School), will run in track and field.
The Thomas Jefferson High School graduate will compete in swimming for the first time after not qualifying in 2012 and 2016.
The Stone Ridge graduate will compete in swimming.
The University of Maryland graduate and Baltimore native is on the rugby team.
Kalisz, who has two Olympic silver medals, will compete in swimming.
The swimming star already has five Olympic gold medals, and is going for more.
The Hyattsville native will play tennis for Team USA.
Professional Team Sports
The Washington Mystics guard is part of the 12 person basketball team.
The Washington Mystics center was named to the basketball team.
The Prince George’s County native and Brooklyn Nets player is part of the basketball team.
The DeMatha Catholic High School graduate and Detroit Pistons forward will represent Team USA.
The Washington Spirit defensive player is part of the 18-player soccer squad.
The Washington Spirit defensive player is also on the soccer roster.
The Washington Wizard will play basketball for Team Japan.
The Washington Mystics player will represent Belgium.
The Washington Mystics player is headed to the Olympics for the second time. She’ll play for Australia’s team.
The Bishop McNamara High School graduate will represent Great Britain in Track & Field.