Tokyo Olympians with Georgia connections

U.S. defender Kelley O'Hara makes a pass during an international friendly soccer match against Russia at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, Thursday, April 6, 2017. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
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U.S. defender Kelley O'Hara makes a pass during an international friendly soccer match against Russia at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, Thursday, April 6, 2017. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)

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The following athletes with Georgia connections have qualified for the U.S. Olympic team and will compete in Tokyo this month.

Baseball

Tyler Austin: Infielder is from Conyers and went to Heritage High School. Currently plays professionally in Japan.

Anthony Carter: Pitcher is from Decatur and went to Parkview High School. Currently plays professionally in Mexico.

Edwin Jackson: Pitcher is from Columbus and went to Shaw High School. Played for 14 teams in 17-year career MLB career.

Gymnastics

Brody Malone: All-around gymnast is from Summerville and went to Trion High School.

Brody Malone competes on the pommel horse during the men's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials Thursday, June 24, 2021, in St. Louis. The 21-year-old Malone will make his Olympic debut in Tokyo later this month. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
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Brody Malone competes on the pommel horse during the men's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials Thursday, June 24, 2021, in St. Louis. The 21-year-old Malone will make his Olympic debut in Tokyo later this month. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

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Credit: Jeff Roberson

Shooting

Vincent Hancock: Will compete in skeet shooting. Is from Eatonton and went to The Gateway School. Two-time gold medalist is competing in his fourth Olympics.

Henry Leverett: Will compete in men’s 25m rapid fire. Is from Bainbridge. Brother Jack is also on the Olympic team. Each attend Ohio State.

Jack Leverett: Will compete in men’s 25m rapid fire. Is from Bainbridge. Brother Henry is also on the Olympic team. Each attend Ohio State.

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Soccer

Kelley O’Hara: Defender is from Fayetteville and went to Starr’s Mills High School. Will compete in her third Olympics and won one gold medal.

Emily Sonnett: Defender is from Marietta and went to Fellowship Christian School.

Swimming

Gunnar Bentz: Will compete in the 200m butterfly. Is from Atlanta and went to St. Pius High School and Georgia. Will compete in second Olympics.

Nic Fink: Will compete in the 200m breaststroke. Went to Georgia.

Hali Flickinger: Will compete in the 200m butterfly and 400m IM. Went to Georgia. Will compete in second Olympics.

Chase Kalisz: Will compete in the 200m and 400 IM. Went to Georgia. Will compete in second Olympics.

Jay Litherland: Will compete in 400m. Is from Athens and went to Chattahoochee High School and Georgia. Will compete in second Olympics.

Allison Schmitt reacts after winning her heat in the Women's 200 Freestyle during wave 2 of the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in Omaha, Neb. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
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Allison Schmitt reacts after winning her heat in the Women's 200 Freestyle during wave 2 of the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in Omaha, Neb. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

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Credit: Jeff Roberson

Allison Schmitt: Will compete in 200m freestyle and 400m freestyle relay. Went to Georgia. Will compete in fourth Olympics.

Olivia Smoliga: Will compete in 400m freestyle relay. Went to Georgia. Will compete in second Olympics.

Brooks Curry: Will compete in 4x100 freestyle relay. Is from Dunwoody and went to Rivers Academy.

Andrew Wilson: Will compete in 100- and 200-meter breaststrokes. Went to Emory.

Tennis

Coco Gauff: Will compete in singles. Is an Atlanta native. Withdrew due to COVID.

Track and field

Javianne Oliver: Will compete in the 100m. Is from Monroe.

Daniel Haugh: Will compete in hammer throw. Is from Marietta and went to St. Pius X Catholic High School.

Daniel Roberts: Will compete in the 110 high hurdles. Is from Atlanta and went to Hampton High School.

Kenny Selmon wins a semi-final in the men's 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials Friday, June 25, 2021, in Eugene, Ore. (Ashley Landis/AP)
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Kenny Selmon wins a semi-final in the men's 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials Friday, June 25, 2021, in Eugene, Ore. (Ashley Landis/AP)

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Kenny Selmon: Will compete in 400 hurdles. Is from Atlanta and went to Pace Academy.

Elija Godwin: Will compete in the 4x400m relay. Is from Covington and went to Newton High School and Georgia.

Lynna Irby: Will compete in 200-meter, 400m and 4x400m pool. Went to Georgia.

Morgann Leleux: Will compete in the pole vault. Went to Georgia.

Jasmine Moore: Will compete in triple jump. Went to Georgia

Jasmine Moore competes during the finals of the women's triple jump at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials Sunday, June 20, 2021, in Eugene, Ore. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
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Jasmine Moore competes during the finals of the women's triple jump at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials Sunday, June 20, 2021, in Eugene, Ore. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

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Keturah Orji: Will compete in triple jump. Went to Georgia. Will compete in second Olympics.

Garrett Scantling: Will compete in decathlon. Went to Georgia.

Kendell Williams: Will compete in heptathlon. Is from Kennesaw and went to Kell High School and Georgia. Will compete in second Olympics.

Three-on-Three basketball

Allisha Gray: From Sandersville and went to Washington County High School.

OTHERS

Some athletes with local connections competing for other countries:

Basketball

Josh Okogie, from Georgia Tech, will compete for Nigeria.

Avi Schafer, from Georgia Tech, will comepete for Japan.

Diving

Freida Lim, from Georgia will compete in 10m platform for Singapore.

Golf

Sepp Straka, from Georgia, will compete for Austria.

Swimming

Javier Acevedo, from Georgia, will swim 400m freestyle relay for Canada.

Andrew Chetcuti, from Georgia Tech, will swim for Malta.

Caio Pumputis, from Georgia Tech, will swim for Brazil

Berke Saka, from Georgia Tech, will swim for Turkey.

Defne Tacyildiz, from Georgia Tech, will swim for Turkey.

Batur Unlu, from Georgia Tech, will swim for Turkey.

Tennis

Ellen Perez, from Georgia, will play doubles for Australia.

Track and Field

Johannes Erm, from Georgia, will compete in decathlon for Estonia.

Cejhae Green, from Georgia, will compete in 100m for Antigua & Barbuda.

Darya Klishina, an Atlanta resident, will compete in the women’s long jump for Russia.

Shaunae Miller-Uibo, from Georgia, will compete in 200m and 400m for Bahamas.

Chanice Porter, from Georgia, will compete in long jump of Jamaica.

Karel Tilga, from Georgia, will compete in decathlon for Estonia.

Maicel Uibo, from Georgia, will compete in decathlon for Estonia.