24 Current, Former and Incoming Ohio State Athletes Will Participate in 2024 Paris Olympics

By Dan Hope on July 11, 2024 at 10:10 am
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Ohio State will have two dozen representatives at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The competitors at the 33rd Summer Games will include 24 current, former and incoming Buckeyes across 10 countries and nine sports.

Seven athletes from Ohio State will compete for the United States while eight Buckeyes will compete for Canada at this year’s Olympics, which will be held from July 26 through August 11 in Paris. Two former Buckeyes will compete for France and Ohio State will also be represented by athletes competing for Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Spain and Trinidad & Tobago.

Ohio State’s Olympians include six swimmers, three synchronized/artistic swimmers, three track and field athletes, three pistol shooters, three fencers, two divers, two rowers, soccer player Nichelle Prince and wrestler Kyle Snyder.

United States

Katelyn Abeln, Pistol

The most decorated pistol shooter in Ohio State history, Abeln capped her OSU career by leading the Buckeyes to their fourth straight national championship this past season as she won her second consecutive individual aggregate national championship. Abeln will now compete for world championships in the 10-meter women’s air pistol (July 27-28) and 25-meter women’s pistol (August 2-3) in Paris.

Hunter Armstrong, Swimming

Armstrong was a breakthrough star of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials, finishing second in the 100-meter backstroke to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics (held in 2021), where he went on to earn a gold medal as a member of the U.S. 4x100-meter medley relay team.

The former Buckeye, who returned to Ohio State for two more seasons after his first trip to the Olympics before turning pro, will compete in the 100-meter backstroke again in Paris (July 28-29) after another second-place finish at Trials. He will also be a member of the U.S. 4x100-meter freestyle relay team (July 27-28).

Keana Hunter, Artistic Swimming

Before even starting her Ohio State career, Hunter will compete in the Olympics as a member of the artistic swimming team, which will compete in team routines on August 5, 6 and 7. The 20-year-old from Los Angeles will join Ohio State’s synchronized swimming program as a freshman this fall.

Ada Korkhin, Pistol

Fresh off a spectacular freshman season in which she won the collegiate national championship in air pistol and finished second only to Abeln in the aggregate standings, Korkhin will compete alongside Abeln in the 25-meter women’s sport pistol competition, which will begin with a qualification round on August 2 and conclude with the final on August 3.

Henry Leverett, Pistol

Like Abeln, Leverett concluded his Ohio State career by helping the Buckeyes win their fourth straight national championship this past season. He will now make his second trip to the Olympics, having also competed in Tokyo, to vie for a medal in the men’s 25-meter rapid-fire pistol (August 4-5).

Ruby Remati, Artistic Swimming

Remati, who helped Ohio State win synchronized swimming national championships in 2022 and 2023 before stepping away from the team this past season to focus on national team competition, joins Hunter on the U.S. artistic swimming team, which qualified for the Olympics for the first time since 2018.

Kyle Snyder, Wrestling

Snyder became an American hero in 2016 when he won the Olympic gold medal in 97-kilogram freestyle following his sophomore year at Ohio State. “Captain America” hopes to get back to the top of the podium this year after earning the silver medal at 97 kg in Tokyo.

The first three rounds of the 97-kg wrestling competition will be held on August 10 while the medal rounds will take place on August 11, the final day of this year’s Olympics.

Canada

Fares Arfa, Fencing

Arfa, a member of Ohio State’s fencing team from 2013-17, will compete in the men’s sabre individual competition on July 27 and team competition on July 31.

Duan Asemota, Track & Field

Asemota, who sprinted for the Buckeyes in 2017 and 2018, will run the 100-meter dash and the 4x100-meter relay for Team Canada. He’ll compete in 100-meter qualifiers on August 3 with hopes of advancing to the semifinals and final on August 4. The 4x100 first round will be held on August 8 with the final set for August 9.

Alex Axon, Swimming

After finishing third in the 500-yard freestyle at the Big Ten championships as an Ohio State sophomore this past season, Axon earned a spot on the Canadian Olympic team by winning both the 200- and 400-meter freestyle at the Canadian Olympic Trials. While his times in those events weren’t fast enough to qualify as an individual, Axon will lead Team Canada in the 4x200-meter relay on July 30.

Emma Finlin, Swimming

An incoming Ohio State freshman, Finlin will represent her home country in the 10-kilometer marathon swim on August 8.

Scarlett Finn, Artistic Swimming

Like Hunter, Finn will begin her career with Ohio State’s synchronized swimming team this fall after competing with her national team in the Olympic artistic swimming competition.

Eleanor Harvey, Fencing

Like Arfa, Harvey was a member of Ohio State’s fencing team from 2013-17. The 2016 NCAA champion in women’s foil, Harvey will make her third Olympic appearance in Paris, having earned Canada’s best-ever individual fencing result with a seventh-place finish at the Rio Games in 2016. She’ll compete in the individual women’s foil on July 28 and the women’s foil team competition on April 1.

Tristan Jankovics, Swimming

Like Axon, Jankovics heads to Paris as a member of Team Canada after completing his sophomore season at Ohio State this spring. He’ll compete in the 400-meter individual medley on July 28 after winning that event at Canada’s Olympic Trials and finishing eighth in the 400-yard IM at this year’s NCAA championships.

Nichelle Prince, Soccer

Prince, who played for Ohio State’s women’s soccer from 2013-16, looks to win her third Olympic medal in Paris after helping Canada win the bronze medal in Rio and the gold medal in Tokyo. Canada will begin group-stage play against New Zealand on July 25 and will also play France on July 28 and Colombia on July 31 as it looks to make another run to the gold medal match, which will be played on August 10.

Nichelle Prince
Nichelle Prince is making her third Olympic appearance with Canada, the reigning Olympic champion in women’s soccer. (Photo: Maria Lysaker – USA TODAY Sports)

France

Maximilien Chastanet, Fencing

Chastanet, a member of Ohio State’s fencing team from 2014-18, will be in Paris as an alternate for the men’s team foil competition, which is scheduled for August 4.

Elodie Ravera-Scarramozzino, Rowing

Ravera-Scarramozzino makes her third Olympic appearance as a member of the French rowing team. She’ll compete in the double sculls competition, which begins with heats on July 27 and concludes with finals on August 1.

Germany

Lena Hentschel, Diving

This year’s Big Ten champion in the 1-meter dive as a sophomore, Hentschel will compete in both the 3-meter synchronized dive (July 27) and the 3-meter springboard (August 7-9) in Paris. She won a bronze medal in the synchronized dive at the Tokyo Olympics.

Ireland

Ciara McGing, Diving

After completing her Ohio State career this past season, McGing will compete in the 10-meter platform dive on July 31.

Lithuania

Tomas Navikonis, Swimming

Like Axon and Jankovics, Navikonis heads to the Olympics after completing his sophomore season as a Buckeye this spring. He’ll compete against Axon a member of Lithuania’s 4x200-meter freestyle relay team.

Nigeria

Sade Olatoye, Track & Field

Olatoye won seven Big Ten championships in the shot put, weight throw and hammer throw and was the 2019 NCAA champion in the weight throw during her Ohio State career. Now, Olatoye – who grew up in Dublin, Ohio, but competes internationally for Nigeria – will chase more hardware in the Olympic hammer throw competition. The qualification round is set for August 4 with the final scheduled for August 6.

Puerto Rico

Kristen Romano, Swimming

A winner of four individual Big Ten championships and three team Big Ten titles during her Ohio State career (2017-22), Romano will make her Olympic debut in the 200-meter individual medley. She’ll compete in the heats on August 1 with hopes of advancing to the semifinals that night and the final on August 2.

Spain

Aina Cid, Rowing

Cid, who helped the Buckeyes win three straight NCAA championships from 2013-15, is now set to compete in her third Olympics as a member of Spain’s rowing team. She’ll compete in the women’s pair competition, which begins with initial heats on July 28 and concludes with the finals on August 2.

Trinidad & Tobago

Leah Bertrand, Track & Field

Coming off of a junior season at Ohio State in which she won the Big Ten championship and finished seventh at the NCAA championships in the 100-meter dash, Bertrand will compete in the same event in Paris. The qualifying rounds are set for August 2 with the semifinal and final scheduled for August 3.


The full schedule of events for the 2024 Paris Olympics can be found on the Olympics’ official website. The broadcast schedule for the Olympics can be found on NBCOlympics.com. All events will be broadcast live on Peacock; NBC will provide daily broadcast coverage of each day’s most popular events while select events will also air on USA, CNBC, E!, Golf Channel, Telemundo and Universo.

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