TOKYO, Japan — After having to be pushed back due to the coronavirus, the highly-anticipated Tokyo Olympics that was originally set to happen in 2020 finally took place and has now concluded.
From swimming to taekwondo to track and field, Florida has several athletes on Team USA. We rounded up how they finished out the competition.
Anastasija Zolotic (Taekwondo)- Largo's own Anastasija Zolotic won the United States’ first gold medal in women’s taekwondo by beating Russian athlete Tatiana Minina 25-17 to claim the featherweight division title.
Bobby Finke (Swimming)- Clearwater's Bobby Finke won the gold medal for the debut men's 800-meter freestyle Wednesday. He beat his own record, setting yet another new American record with his win.
He, too, won gold in the 1,500-meter freestyle race.
Caeleb Dressel (Swimming)- Caeleb Dressel from Green Cove Springs, won a total of five gold medals at the Tokyo Games, leading off an American victory in the men’s 4x100-meter freestyle relay.
In the men's 100-meter freestyle, Dressel won his first career individual Olympic gold medal. Finishing with a time of 47.02, he set a new Olympic record for the event.
He won a third gold medal with a world record in the 100-meter butterfly. Dressel tapped in 49.45 seconds, breaking the mark he set at the 2019 world championship.
He took his fourth and fifth gold in the 50-meter freestyle and the 4x100-meter freestyle relay, as well.
Emma Weyant (Swimming)- Sarasota's own Emma Weyant, 19, took home the silver medal in the women's 400-meter individual medley.
Mary Carolynn Tucker (Shooting)- Sarasota's own Mary Carolynn Tucker won silver in mixed team air rifle with Lucas Kozeniesky.
Paige Railey (Sailing)- In her third Olympic appearance, Clearwater's Paige Railey competed in the women's laser radial category.
Trayvon Bromell (Track & Field)- St. Petersburg native Bromell was a favorite in the men's 100-meter dash, but in an Olympic shocker, did not make the final.
Clark Dean (Rowing)- Sarasota's Clark Dean competed in the men's coxless four. The U.S. finished in fifth behind Australia who won gold, Romania in second, Italy with bronze and Great Britain in fourth.
Erriyon Knighton (Track & Field)- The Tampa native placed fourth in the men's 200-meter final at the Tokyo Olympics. While it was not the place he anticipated, at only 17 years old, he was less than .10 of a second short of his personal best. He returns to Hillsborough High School this fall.
Jessica and Nelly Korda (Golf)- Nelly Korda took gold in the Olympic golf competition. She dominated the second round with a nine-under-par 62, tying the Olympic golf record for the lowest round. Her sister, Jessica Korda, finished in 15th.
Race Imboden (Fencing)- Team USA grabbed bronze in men's team foil. Imboden who was part of the team was born in Tampa, Fla.
Austin Krajicek (Tennis)- The Tampa native was part of the men's doubles team with Tennys Sandgren. The two lost in the bronze medal match against New Zealand.