TOKYO – With Sunday’s Closing Ceremonies bringing the Tokyo Olympics to an end, the Crimson Tide contingent, 22-strong from 13 different countries, enjoyed a strong showing at the 2021 Games, producing five medals in all, including a gold, three silver and a bronze.
Remona Burchell earned gold as part of Jamaica’s 4×100-meter relay contingent, running in the qualifying heats. Haylie McCleney (softball) and David Robertson both led their respective United States’ squads to silver medals, while Rhyan White struck silver after leading off Team USA’s 400-meter medley relay in the heats. Kirani James (Grenada) became the first Olympian to win three medals in the men’s 400 meters, taking bronze in Tokyo after winning gold in 2012 and silver in 2016.
Other standout showings include White finishing fourth in the both the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke, Kristian Gkolomeev (Greece) taking fifth in the men’s 50-meter freestyle and Leonie Kullmann helping pace Germany to a sixth-place finish in the 800-meter freestyle relay.
Stephanie Meadow took seventh in women’s golf with a furious finish of the last three days and Shallon Olsen (Canada) also took seventh in her second Olympic vault final after going all-around in the team competition. Jereem Richards took eighth in the men’s 200 meters and was eighth as part of Trinidad and Tobago’s 4×400-meter relay, the last track and field event of the Games.
Merel van Dongen helped propel The Netherlands out of pool play and into the elimination round in the country’s first appearance in the Olympic women’s soccer tournament.
For more on Alabama at the 2021 Olympic Games, check out The Tide in Tokyo.
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