Here Are All the Olympics-Bound Columbia Athletes That We Know So Far

The Olympics are right around the corner and there are a lot of Columbia Lions in the ranks of those headed to Tokyo to compete. Here's who to watch out for.

By
Kelly Moffitt
July 23, 2021

The 2020 Olympics are right around the corner and there are a lot of Columbia Lions in the ranks of those headed to Tokyo to compete. With the help of Columbia Athletics, we've compiled a list of every Columbian we know headed to the Olympics, what they'll compete in, and what team they'll be representing. Have we missed someone? Email [email protected] to spread the good news.

The 2020 Olympics will take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021, after being postponed for a year due to the spread of COVID-19. Be sure to tune in and cheer on our Lions!

Here's who to keep an eye out for:

Charlotte Buck, CC'18, Rowing (Women’s Eight), United States

Charlotte Buck rows.

Columbia Women's Rowing alumna Charlotte Buck (CC'18) will represent the United States in the Women's Eight at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Read more here

Jakub Buczek, CC'16, Lightweight Rowing (Men’s Four), Canada

Jakub Buczek

Columbia Lightweight Rowing alumnus Jakub Buczek (CC'16) will head to the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics as a member of the Canadian Men's Four crew. Read more here. 

Isadora Cerullo, CC'13, Rugby, Brazil

Isadora Cerullo

Isadora Cerullo (CC'13)  will head to the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics as a member of Brazil's Women's Rugby Team. This is Cerullo's second time at the Olympics, after competing in 2016.  Read more here. 

Yasmeen Al Dabbagh, CC'19, Track & Field (100M Sprint), Saudi Arabia

Yasmeen Al-Dabbagh.

Yasmeen Al Dabbagh (CC'19) will represent Saudi Arabia in Track & Field at the Tokyo Olympics. Read more here

Jackie Dubrovich, CC'16, Fencing (Foil), United States

Jackie Dubrovich.

Jackie Dubrovich (CC'16) will represent the Columbia Fencing program and will compete for Team USA at the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Read more here. 

Nadia Eke, CC'15, Track & Field (Triple Jump), Ghana

Nadia Eke

Columbia Track and Field alumna Nadia Eke (CC'15) will head to the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics as a member of the Ghanaian Triple Jump team. Read more here.

Evita Grisenkas, CC'24, Gymnastics (Rhythmic), United States

Evita Griskenas

Evita Griskenas (CC'24) will head to the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics as a member of the United States' Rhythmic Gymnastics team. Read more here.

Jake Hoyle, CC'16, Fencing (Epee), United States

Jake Hoyle in fencing attire.

Jake Hoyle (CC'16) will represent the Columbia Fencing program and will compete for Team USA at the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Read more here. 

Maodo Lo, CC'16, Basketball, Germany

Maodo Lo makes a basket.

Maodo Lo (CC'16) will represent the Columbia Basketball program and will compete for Germany at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. Read more here. 

Robb Paller, CC'16, Baseball, Israel

Rob Paller swinging a baseball bat.

Rob Paller (CC'16) will head to the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics as a member of Israel's baseball team. Read more here.

Nicole Ross, CC'13, Fencing (Foil), United States

Nicole Ross in fencing gear.

Nicole Ross (CC'13) will represent the Columbia Fencing program and will compete for Team USA at the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Read more here. 

Alexis Sablone, BC'08, Skateboarding (Women's Skateboard Street), United States

Alexis Sablone on a skateboard.

Alexis Sablone (BC'08) is competing on the first-ever USA skateboarding national team at this year's Olympics. Read more here. 

John Tanguay, CC'20, Paralympics, Heavyweight Rowing (PR3 Mixed 4+ w/COX), United States

John Tanguay, center, rowing.

Columbia Heavyweight Alumnus John Tanguay (CC'20) earned his spot in the PR3 Mixed Four with Coxswain to represent USRowing in Tokyo. Read more here.

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