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Hook ‘Em, Rio!

What a great two weeks for Longhorns in Rio de Janeiro. Longhorns earned a total of 13 medals in Rio, 10 of them gold, placing UT in a tie for 7th among all nations in number of gold medals earned.

Business Time in Rio

Ryan Crouser, MSF ’16, not only earned a gold medal in shot put, he also set a world record, throwing the 16-pound shot put 22.52 meters (that’s over 73′). While at UT, Ryan was a four-time NCAA Shot Put Champion and nine-time All-American. Way to go, Ryan!

Former Business Student Olympian Retires

Although she wasn’t able to compete in Rio and had to retire due to injury, Sanya Richards-Ross is a forever champion. She won gold in the London 2012 games, and three Olympic gold medals in the 4×400 meter, from Athens, Beijing, and London. She also took bronze in Beijing in 2008. She closes her career being a six-time USA Outdoor champion and the 2003 NCAA 400m champion, among many other awards and achievements. Hook ‘Em and thank you, Sanya, for making McCombs and USA proud!

Other McCombs Olympians have included:

  • Ricky Berens, BBA ’10, gold and silver in swimming (London, Beijing)
  • Shaun Jordan, MBA ’97, gold in swimming (Barcelona, Seoul)
  • Gilbert Ford, BBA ’55, gold in basketball (Melbourne)
  • David “Skippy” Browning, Jr., BBA ’53, gold in springboard diving (Helsinki).

For a full list of Longhorns in Rio and a medal count, visit Bevo in Rio.

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