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Texans In Tokyo: The Lone Star State Shines Bright At The Olympics

Simone Biles poses with arms stretched out behind her as she trains on the vault.
Ashley Landis
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AP
Simone Biles is just one of the many Texas athletes competing in the Tokyo Olympics.

The Olympics are officially underway in Tokyo, and the Lone Star State is well represented on Team USA. Some Texas-based athletes are competing for other countries, as well.

How To Watch

You can find official daily event schedules here. Below, you will see links to individual sport schedules where available.

NBC is broadcasting the Olympic games on many of its channels. You can check the broadcast schedules here. The Dallas Morning News also has a comprehensive schedule.

Now let's meet the athletes. Here some of the Texans you'll see competing in the Olympic games:

Archery

Schedule

Mackenzie Brown (USA)
The Flint, Texas, native is a two-time Olympian (2016 and 2020).

Baseball

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Shane Baz (USA)
A Cypress native, Bax graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School in Tomball in 2017 and plays for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Scott Kazmir (USA)
The Houston native went to Cypress Falls High School in Cypress Falls. Kazmir attended UT Austin and plays for the San Francisco Giants.

Ian Kinsler (Israel)
While he's not on Team USA, Kinsler is someone Rangers fans know. The second baseman began his MLB career with the Texas Rangers, starting in 2006 and ending in 2012.

Simeon Woods-Richardson (USA)
The right-handed pitcher is from Sugar Land, where he attended Kempner High School.

Basketball

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Ariel Atkins (USA)
Atkins is a Dallas native and graduate of Duncanville High School and The University of Texas at Austin. She's competing in the women's 5x5.

Luka Dončić (Slovenia)
NBA fans know who Luka Dončić is. The Dallas Maverick is playing for his native Slovenia.

Allisha Gray (USA)
Gray may be from Georgia but she's also a guard on the Dallas Wings in the WNBA. She's competing in the women's 3-on-3.

Josh Green (Australia)
The Dallas Mavericks shooting guard/small forward is competing for his native Australia.

Brittney Griner (USA)
The Houston native and Baylor graduate is competing in the women's 5x5.

Boxing

Virginia Fuchs (USA)
The Houston native is competing in the flyweight division.

Cycling

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Lawson Craddock (USA)
The Houston native graduated from Cypress Springs High School in Cypress, and attended Austin Community College. Craddock is competing in the Road Race and Individual Time Trial.

Conor Fields (USA)
Fields is a Plano native and is competing in the BMX race.

Diving

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Alison Gibson (USA)
Gibson is an Austin native and graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. Her event is springboard diving.

Hailey Hernandez (USA)
A North Texan from Southlake, this is Hernandez's first Olympic games.

Jordan Windle (USA)
Windle is from Florida, but attends the University of Texas at Austin.

Fencing

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Courtney Hurley (USA)
Born in Houston and raised in San Antonio, Courtney Hurley is competing in the individual and team events.

Kelley Hurley (USA)
Sister to Courtney, Kelley Hurley is a four-time Olympian.

Anna Van Brummen (USA)
Van Brummen is a native of Houston.

Golf

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Bryson DeChambeau (USA)
Originally from Clovis, California, DeChambeau attends SMU and majors in physics.

Carlos Ortiz (Mexico)
While Ortiz is competing for his native Mexico, he lives in Dallas and attended the University of North Texas.

Gymnastics

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Simone Biles (USA)
Unless you've been on another planet, you know the two-time Olympian is one of the stars of the Tokyo games. She lives in Spring and is coached by two Dallasites, Cecile and Laurent Landi. Her events are Team, Floor Exercise, Balance Beam, Vault and All-Around.

Jordan Chiles (USA)
Another Spring resident, this is Chiles' first Olympic games. Her events are
Vault, Floor Exercise, Balance Beam, All-Around.

Karate

Tom Scott (USA)
Born and raised in Richardson, Scott attended Jesuit College Preparatory School, TCU and UT-Dallas.

Rowing

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Gia Doonan (USA)
Originally from Massachusetts, Doonan studied kinesiology at the University of Texas.

Rugby

Kevon Williams (USA)
Williams is from Houston. This is his first Olympic games.

Shooting

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Phillip Jungman (USA)
Jungman was born in Bryan, raised in Caldwell and is an active duty specialist in the U.S. Army.

Austen Smith (USA)
Born in Dallas and living in Keller, Smith attends the University of Texas at Arlington, studying aerospace engineering.

Vincent Hancock (USA)
Based in Fort Worth, Hancock is a former sergeant in the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit. He won his third gold medal in skeet shooting.

Softball

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Cat Osterman (USA)
The Houston native and two-time Olympian, Cat Osterman is one of the best from the state of Texas. Osterman racked up the accolades at the University of Texas, including being the only three-time USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year.

Swimming

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Townley Haas (USA)
A Virginia native, Haas graduated from UT Austin.

Natalie Hinds (USA)
Hinds is from Midland, and this is her first Olympics.

Drew Kibler (USA)
Kibler is from Indiana, and is a student at UT Austin.

Simone Manuel (USA)
The Sugar Land resident is a two-time Olympian. Her event is the
50-meter freestyle.

Table Tennis

Huijing Wang (USA)
Born in China, Wang lives in Sugar Land.

Taekwondo

Paige McPherson (USA)
McPherson is an Abilene native and three-time Olympian.

Victoria Stambaugh (Puerto Rico)
Stambaugh is from The Woodlands.

Tennis

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Austin Krajicek (USA)
Krajicek calls Plano home and attended Texas A&M University.

Track and Field

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Ronnie Baker (USA)
This is the first Olympic games for the TCU graduate.

Trayvon Bromell (USA)
The Baylor grad is competing in the 100-meter and 4x100-meter relay.

Ryan Crouser (USA)
The Texas graduate is competing in the shot put.

Teahna Daniels (USA)
The Texas graduate is competing in the 100-meter and 4x100-meter relay.

Tara Davis (USA)
Another UT Austin graduate, Davis is competing in the long jump.

Bryce Deadmon (USA)
A native of Missouri City, Deadmon attended Texas A&M University.

Melissa González (Colombia)
Born in El Paso, González graduated from Carrollton Creekview High School. She attended UT Austin.

Bryce Hoppel (USA)
The Midland native is competing in the 800-meter.

Ariana Ince (USA)
A Gonzales native, Ince graduated from Rice and Texas A&M. Her event is the
javelin throw.

Fred Kerley (USA)
Born in Taylor, Kerley attended Texas A&M. His events are the 400-meter, 4x100-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay.

Benard Keter (USA)
The Texas Tech grad is competing in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Sally Kipyego (USA)
A Texas Tech graduate, Kipyego is competing in the 10,000-meter and marathon.

Annie Kunz (USA)
Kunz is a Texas A&M grad. She's competing in the heptathlon.

KC Lightfoot (USA)
Lightfoot attended Baylor and is in the pole vault competition.

Maggie Malone (USA)
Malone was born in College Station and graduated from Texas A&M. Her event is the javelin throw.

Jasmine Moore (USA)
The Grand Prairie native and graduate of Mansfield Lake Ridge High School is competing in the triple jump.

Steffin McCarter (USA)
The Copperas Cove native and UT grad is competing in the long jump.

Athing Mu (USA)
The Texas A&M star's event is the 800-meter.

Raevyn Rogers (USA)
Rogers is a Houston native and competing in 800-meter.

Gabby Thomas (USA)
Thomas attended UT Austin and is competing in the 100-meter, 4x100-meter relay and 200-meter.

Volleyball

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Chiaka Ogbogu (USA)
From Coppell, Ogbogu graduated from UT Austin.

Weightlifting

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Jourdan Delacruz (USA)
Delacruz is a Wylie native.

Wrestling

Tamyra Mensah-Stock (USA)
The freestyle wrestler is from Katy.

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