Citizens of Pennsylvania will have plenty to cheer about when the Tokyo 2021 Olympics takes place this summer.
Whilst Team USA will be considered one of the favourites to win the most gold medals at the games this summer, there are a number of athletes that will be competing across the Olympics, including in the Paralympics this summer that come from the great state of Pennsylvania.
31 Athletes to represent the state
Indeed, when taking a look at Team USA and the athletes that have been tasked with representing the country at the upcoming summer event, there are a total of 31 competitors who all have an affiliation with the region, with a vast number of different events all being competed in.
Those that feel that Team USA’s chances of obtaining a gold medal this summer because of the number of athletes that have been included from Pennsylvania can look to take advantage of the great PA Sports Betting options that are available to residents, as there are over 6,000 bets that are available to wager on this summer with Unibet.
Here is a complete list of athletes and where they are from:
- David Abrahams* (Swimming) from Havertown, Pa.
- Justin Best (Rowing) from Kennett Square, Pa.
- Jennifer Brady (Tennis) – hometown Boca Raton, Fla., born in Harrisburg, Pa.
- Abby Dahlkemper (Soccer) – hometown Menlo Park, Calif., born in Lancaster, Pa.
- Phillip Dutton (Equestrian) from West Grove, Pa.
- Tim Federowicz (Baseball) – hometown of Chapel Hill, N.C., born in Erie, Pa.
- Hali Flickinger (Swimming) from Spring Grove, Pa.
- English Gardner (Track and Field) – hometown of Willingboro, N.J., born in Philadelphia, Pa.
- Michael Grady (Rowing) from Pittsburgh, Pa.
- Jake Hoyle (Fencing) – hometown Wallingford, Pa.
- Casey Kaufhold (Archery) from Lancaster, Pa.
- Joe Kovacs (Track and Field) from Bethlehem, Pa.
- Boyd Martin (Equestrian) born in Sydney, Australia with hometown of Cochranville, Pa.
- Scott McGough (Baseball) from Pittsburgh, Pa.
- Amanda McGrory* (Track and Field) – hometown Kennett Square, Pa.
- Nick Mead (Rowing) from Strafford, Pa.
- Alex Miklasevich (Rowing) from Pittsburgh, Pa.
- Shawn Morelli (Cycling) – hometown Meadville, Pa.
- Ryan Neiswender* (Wheelchair Basketball) from Lebanon, Pa.
- Kevin Polish* (Archery) from Carmichaels, Pa.
- Ariana Ramsey (Rugby) from Philadelphia, Pa.
- Payton Ridenour (BMX) from Pottstown, Pa.
- Allison Schmitt (Swimming) – hometown of Canton, MI, born in Pittsburgh, Pa.
- Michael Shuey (Track and Field) from Johnsonburg, Pa.
- Mitch Stahl (Volleyball) from Chambersburg, Pa.
- John Stefanowicz (Wrestling) from New Park, Pa.
- David Taylor (Wrestling) from New Park, Pa.
- Kristen Thomas (Rugby) from Philadelphia, Pa.
- Julian Venonsky (Rowing) from Malvern, Pa.
- Ajeé Wilson (Track and Field) – hometown of Neptune, NJ, born in Philadelphia, Pa.
- Calahan Young* (Goalball) from Irwin, Pa.
* Indicates the athlete is competing in the Paralympics
Favourites To Win A Medal
Although they will have been disappointed by the shock opening game 3-0 defeat to Sweden, Team USA are one of the favourites to obtain a medal in the soccer discipline, therefore Abby Dahlkemper would have to be one to keep an eye on. The centre-back struggled in the match against Sweden, but expects her to get better in the upcoming matches as Team USA seek revenge.
Tim Federowicz and Scott McGough will represent the nation in the Baseball event and are amongst the favourites to win a medal, although hosts Japan might have something to say about the overall gold medal.
David Taylor is the favourite to win gold in the Wrestling 86kg freestyle event, whilst Hali Flickinger could have a number of opportunities to win gold as a favoured option in the 200m butterfly and the 400m individual medley races.
With a number of potential favourites emanating from the state, Pennsylvania could have a rather enjoyable and successful summer!