Triumphs in Tokyo

HOW BOUT THAT: Massialas, right, battles for bronze a few hours after being fully released from quarantine because of COVID contact tracing. Photo: Andrew Medichini/AP Photo


Stanford athletes who competed in the Tokyo Summer Olympics


Countries represented


Medals earned (more than all but 10 nations and, more important, USC, the school that sent the most athletes)


Percentage of Stanford’s medals won by swimmers, including Stanford’s second most decorated Olympian, Katie Ledecky, ’20. (Swimmer Jenny Thompson, ’95, tops the list)


Medal-winning swimmers on the 2021–22 Cardinal roster. (Brooke Forde, ’21, Torri Huske, ’25, Taylor Ruck, ’22, and Regan Smith, ’25)


Cardinal athletes who won their first Olympic medals in Tokyo, including Valarie Allman, ’17, who claimed the first U.S. gold in track and field in these games 


Percentage of the Cardinal gold medalists in women’s water polo who hail from the same family (Makenzie, ’20, and Aria Fischer, ’21)


Gold medalists in women’s volleyball. That’s Foluke Akinradewo Gunderson, ’09, in a historic win for the U.S. indoor team, and Alix Klineman, ’11, on the beach


Cumulative minutes played by the alumnae on the U.S. soccer team: Jane Campbell, ’17, Tierna Davidson, ’20, Catarina Macario, ’21, Kelley O’Hara, ’10, and Christen Press, ’11


Stanford men who earned a medal. (Alex Massialas, ’16, bronze in men’s team foil)

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