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Black Women in the Olympics

Black Women Taking Over The Tokyo Olympics!

With all the commotion from earlier this year concerning equal publicity and resources for female athletes, we are spotlighting the ‘baddest’ female athletes to represent the USA in 2021!

The 2021 Olympics is right around the corner, and the global stage is filled with Black and Brown faces that we will be rooting for. This is an amazing time for us to celebrate us on the global stage. With all the commotion from earlier this year concerning equal publicity and resources for female athletes, we are spotlighting the ‘baddest’ female athletes to represent the USA in 2021! The time has come for Simone Biles, Simone Manuel, Allyson Felix and so many other athletes to compete for their sports highest prize, an Olympic gold medal. Here is a growing list of Black athletes representing America at the Tokyo Olympics in July 2021.

Basketball

Allisha Gray

Were you today years old when you learned that JUST this year, the women’s program has the opportunity to bring the a medal in the three on three basketball event? Don’t worry, we will wait…

Women’s 3×3 Roster: Kelsey Plum, Allisha Gray, Katie Lou Samuelson

Men’s Basketball Roster: Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum, Damian Lillard, Devin Booker, Bradley Beal, Zach LaVine, Draymond Green, Bam Adebayo, Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, Jerami Grant

Women’s Basketball Roster: Ariel Atkins, Tina Charles, Jewell Lloyd, A’ja Wilson, Brittney Griner, Chelsea Gray, Skylar Diggins-Smith

Boxing

Women’s Boxing: Rashida Ellis, Naomi Graham, Oshae Jones

We are in this! Returning to the Olympics to continue the USA winning streak!

Women’s Boxing: Rashida Ellis, Naomi Graham, Oshae Jones

Men’s Boxing: Keyshawn Davis, Troy Isley, Delante Johnson, Duke Ragan

Rugby

Women’s Rugby Roster: Naya Tapper, Cheta Emba

Yea you read right!! Rugby baby! We dominating in that too!

After nearly a century away from the Olympic Games, women’s rugby returned in Rio De Janeiro. In 2016, Team USA fell in the quarterfinals, but rose to number two in the world by 2019. Heading to Japan, Team USA has a shot to bring home its first gold medal in women’s rugby.

Women’s Rugby Roster: Naya Tapper, Cheta Emba

Soccer

Women’s Soccer Roster: Crystal Dunn, Adriann French

Oh You thought It was over? No Ma’am!

The USA Women’s Soccer Olympic team is looking for redemption in Tokyo, Japan. After entering the 2016 Summer Olympic Games as heavy favorites, Team USA fell to Sweden in the quarterfinals. Four years later, Crystal DunnAdriann French and company are looking to get what belongs to them.

Women’s Soccer Roster: Crystal Dunn, Adriann French

Softball

Women’s Softball Roster: Michelle Moultrie

After a 12 year break, softball is back in the Olympics. Having won 11 of the last 14 Women’s Softball World Cups, Team USA enters Tokyo, Japan as the heavy favorite. You feel that? Its all the black girl magic about to hit Tokyo.

Women’s Softball Roster: Michelle Moultrie

Swimming

Women’s Swimming Roster: Simone Manuel, Natalie Hinds

Some would say water and African Americans haven’t fully reconciled from our traumatic past experiences as well as the stereotype that black women wont swim because of fear of getting their hair wet. Our response, “FEAR WHERE?” There are a number of talented Black swimmers hopping into the pool in Tokyo, Japan.

Women’s Swimming Roster: Simone Manuel, Natalie Hinds

Women’s Water Polo Roster: Ashleigh Johnson

Men’s Swimming Roster: N/A this year, but next time our kings will be there.

Tennis

Women’s Tennis Roster: Coco Gauff

The Tokyo Olympics will bring together some of the biggest stars in the world and present some of the best storylines at the Olympics. Naomi Osaka will look to bring home a gold medal to the host nation of Japan. Coco Gauff is seeking her first gold medal in this event. We rooting for everybody black!

Women’s Tennis Roster: Coco Gauff

Men’s Tennis Roster: N/A this year, but our kings will join next year

Track & Field

Team USA took a major blow heading into the 2021 Summer Olympic Games after Sha’Carri Richardson tested positive for cannabis and was barred from competing. Despite her absence, Allyson FelixTeahna DanielsGabby Thomas and Javianne Oliver will attempt to bring home gold medals in the 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash and 4×100 meter relay.

Women’s Track and Field Roster: Allyson Felix, Dalilah Muhammad, Kendra Harrison, Deja Young, Vashti Cunningham, Javianne Oliver, Teaha Daniels, Christina Clemons, Quanera Hayes, Wadeline Jonathas, Anavia Battle, Gwen Berry, Erica Bougard, Quanesha Burks, Anna Cockrell, Tara Davis, Kendall Ellis, Tori Franklin, English Gardner, Lynna Irby, Sally Kipyego, Taylor Manson, Sydney McLaughlin, Jasmine Moore, Athing Mu, Keturah Orji, Jessica Ramsey, Brittney Reese, Raevyn Rogers, Raven Saunders, Gabby Thomas, Aliphine, Tuliamuk, Kaylin Whitney, Kendall Williams, Ajeé Wilson

Men’s Track and Field Roster: Abdi Abdirahman, Ronnie Baker, Kenny Bednarek, Chris Benard, Rai Benjamin, Hillary Bor, Trayvon Bromell, Paul Chelimo, Michael Cherry, Will Claye, Bryce Deadmon, Marquis Dendy, Cravon Gillespie, Elija Godwin, Grant Holloway, JuVaughn Harrison, Reggie Jagers, Isaiah Jewett, Fred Kerley, Benard Keter, Erriyon Knighton, Wil London, Noah Lyles, Sam Mattis, Steffen McCarter, Shelby McEwen, Michael Norman, Vernon Norwood, Yared Nuguse, Daniel Roberts, Randolph Ross, Garrett Scantling, Donald Scott, Kenny Selmon, Trevor Stewart, Darryl Sullivan, Micah Williams, Alex Young

Volleyball

Women’s Roster: Foluke Akinradewo Gunderson, Chiaka Ogbogu, Jordan Thompson, Haleigh Washington

Did you think it was a joke? I hope not! Domination is the Game, Black Girl Magic is the Name. Four Queens representing the USA in a major way!

Women’s Roster: Foluke Akinradewo Gunderson, Chiaka Ogbogu, Jordan Thompson, Haleigh Washington

Men’s Roster:  N/A this year, but our kings will join next year

We as a culture have a lot to be proud of, and support! You see the blanks? Its time we fill it,. We can be anything, we have overcome everything, and we just showed you that even in sports, we dont just dominate one thing!

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