2021 U.S. Olympic Medal-Winning Speakers

Team USA has taken the Tokyo Olympics by storm, winning medals across many sports. Female American athletes have particularly been a dominant contingent focused on bringing home the hardware. These 2021 U.S. Olympic medal-winning speakers are the pride of a nation and they talk about qualities like teamwork, determination and mindset. They are the perfect keynote speakers to get a group fired up and motivated to perform. 

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Adeline Gray has had a remarkable run in the sport of wrestling. Gray won her first World Championship medal, a bronze, in 2011. She proceeded to become a five-time World Champion. Gray's feat is even...

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Alex Walsh had an amazing Olympic moment in Tokyo. She was able to pair with her college teammate at the University of Virginia, Kate Douglass, to win silver and bronze respectively in the 200-meter i...

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Alix Klineman is trying to keep the legacy of American dominance in beach volleyball alive. After the retirement of Kerri Walsh Jennings, Klineman teamed with April Ross to form the top U.S. beach duo...

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Allison Schmitt has been a mainstay on the international swimming circuit.  She competed at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics.  Schmitt has racked up a total of eight Olympic medals.  In her 2008 debut...

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Allyson Felix is one of the best-known American track and field athletes in the world today. Felix is a four time Olympic gold medalist. She won gold in London in the 200m, 4x100m relay, and 4x400m re...

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Amber English is an American hero in more ways than one. English is a lieutenant in the U.S. Army. At the same time, she has pursued her Olympic dream. For English, the third time was a charm as she q...

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Anastasija Zolotic made Olympic history as the first American woman to win a gold medal in taekwondo during the Tokyo Games. Zolotic was perhaps a surprise first-place finisher, but she previously did...

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Annie Lazor made an improbable comeback to shine on the Olympic stage. Lazor made her Olympic debut in Tokyo at the age of 26 and secured a bronze in the 200-meter breaststroke. She also won three gol...

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April Ross is one of the best beach volleyball players in the world. She won a silver medal with her partner Jen Kessy at the 2012 Olympics in London. Ross has had a successful run on the AVP Tour, be...

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Athing Mu turned in a performance that turned heads in the track and field world during the Tokyo Olympics. As a 19-year-old, she set a new American record and won the 800 meters. Her victory broke a...

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Bobby Finke had one of the more dramatic moments in the pool during the Tokyo Olympics. Finke charged back in the final lengths of the 800 meters to capture an improbable gold medal. He had flashed ch...

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Caeleb Dressel is one of the most accomplished American swimmers of all-time. Dressel became just the second swimmer after Michael Phelps to win seven World Championship medals in 2017. Then, in 2019,...

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Carissa Moore is a professional surfer who won the 2011, 2013 and 2019 WSL Women’s World Tour Championship. Moore got her start in surfing from her father who taught her how to surf when she was young...

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Chase Kalisz is an American swimmer that specializes in the 400 and 200-meter individual medley. Between those two races, Kalisz has collected five medals at the World Championships. He made his Olymp...

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Chris Nilsen has tremendous personal improvement to find a spot on the Olympic medal podium. At the Tokyo Games, Nilsen improved his best mark in pole vault by two centimeters to win the silver medal....

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Emma Weyant was impressive in her Olympic debut, winning a silver medal in the 400-meter individual medley. She won the U.S. national championship in the event, qualifying her for the event. Weyant is...

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Erica Sullivan reached her Olympic dream at the Tokyo Olympics. Sullivan finished behind American swimming legend Katie Ledecky with a silver in the 1500-meter freestyle. Sullivan rising to the top of...

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Gabby Thomas definitely raised eyebrows in the lead-up to the 2021 Olympics. Thomas ran the second-fastest time ever of 21.61 in the 200 meters. She immediately became one of the darlings of the Team...

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Grant Holloway is a top American track and field star that dominated his competition while at the University of Florida. He won three consecutive indoor and outdoor NCAA championships in the 60 and 11...

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Hali Flickinger is a world-class swimmer in the 200-meter butterfly. Flickinger qualified for the race in both the 2016 and 2021 Olympics. She also won a silver medal in the 200 m butterfly at the 201...

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Hannah Roberts is one of the world's top BMX freestyle cyclists. Roberts got the opportunity to showcase the sport on a brand new stage when she qualified for the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. She has won t...

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Helen Maroulis made history at the 2016 Olympics.  She became the first American woman to ever win gold in wrestling when she won the 53 kg weight class.  Maroulis defeated the three-ti...

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Jade Carey is an American gymnast who specializes in vault and floor exercise. On vault, Carey captured a silver medal at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships. She won the silver as well in floor exe...

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Jagger Eaton made history as a bronze medalist in the first-ever Olympic skateboarding competition. Eaton represented Team USA and grabbed the bronze in the street competition. It is not his first tim...

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Jay Litherland had a memorable time at the Tokyo Olympics. Litherland is an American who was originally born in Osaka, Japan, and won a silver medal in the 400-meter individual medley. Jay had an amaz...

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Kate Douglass is part of the trio of Virginia swimming standouts that have represented the Cavaliers well in Tokyo. Douglass took home the bronze in the 200 meter individual medley at the Olympics, wh...

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Katherine Nye made history as just the second American woman to earn a gold or silver medal in weightlifting. Nye took the silver in the 76 kg competition at the Tokyo Games. She also has a gold medal...

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Katie Ledecky is already one of the most accomplished American swimmers of all-time. She stole the show at the 2016 Olympics, winning five medals, four of them gold. Ledecky has set world records in t...

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Katie Zaferes overcame personal tragedy to reach her Olympic dream. Zaferes lost her father just three months prior to winning an Olympic bronze medal in triathlon at the Tokyo Games. She says her dad...

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Kayle Browning proudly represented the United States at the Tokyo Olympics. Browning was able to take home a silver medal in trap shooting after first being an Olympic alternate in 2012. She also has...

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Kendra Harrison has had tremendous success in the 100-meter hurdles on the international stage. She has silver medals in the event from the 2019 World Championships and the Tokyo Olympics. She origina...

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Kenny Bednarek ran his personal best time to capture a silver medal in the 200 meters at the Tokyo Olympics. Bednarek first broke onto the scene by winning the 200 m and 400 m at the NJCAA National Ch...

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Kieren Smith is a top American swimmer who specializes in the 400-meter freestyle. Smith swam his lifetime best at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials to qualify for Team USA. He was previously a standout at...

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Krysta Palmer showed the ultimate determination during the diving competition at the Tokyo Olympics. Palmer competed on a torn ACL, but still won the bronze medal in the individual 3-meter springboard...

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Lee Kiefer is one of the most accomplished fencers in the world. For Kiefer, the third time was a charm as she won gold in individual foil in her third trip to the Olympics at the Tokyo Games. Kiefer...

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Lilly King is one of the most accomplished breaststroke swimmers in recent memory. At the 2016 Olympics, King won both the 100-meter breaststroke and the 4x100 m medley relay. She has set records in 1...

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Lydia Jacoby had an amazing, improbable journey from Alaska to Olympic gold. At just 17 years old, Jacoby became the first swimmer from her home state to qualify for the Olympics. She went on to win t...

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Molly Seidel accomplished an incredible feat, when during her first competitive marathon, she placed second at the U.S. Olympic Trials and earned a spot on the 2021 Olympic team. Seidel has quite a bi...

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MyKayla Skinner has had a long run of success with the Team USA gymnastics squad. Skinner was part of three teams that won a gold medal at the World Championships and was also an alternate for the 201...

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Nelly Korda is a star on the LPGA Tour and the winner of the 2021 KPMG Women's PGA Championship. That victory propelled her to number one in the Women's World Golf Rankings. Overall, Korda had won fiv...

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Noah Lyles is one of the top sprinters in the world. Leading up to the 2010 Olympics, Lyles ran the fastest times in the world in both the 100 and 200-meter dash. His June record-setting mark in the 1...

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Oshae Jones worked her way through the women's welterweight field at the Tokyo Olympics and came home with a bronze medal. She had a 2-1 record during the Olympic tournament. Jones had previously star...

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Paul Chelimo was originally born in Kenya, but became an American citizen and attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He stepped out on the world stage by winning a silver medal in th...

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Raevyn Rogers had an amazing come-from-behind medal performance at the Tokyo Olympics. Despite lagging in the back of the field, Rogers had a big late burst to run the fourth-fastest time in U.S. hist...

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Raven Saunders made a powerful statement while winning a silver medal in shot put at the Tokyo Olympics. Saunders threw up an X on the medal podium, something she said symbolizes, "It’s the intersecti...

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Regan Smith is a top American swimmer, specializing in the 100-meter backstroke. She won the event at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials, qualifying her for the Tokyo Games. Smith has also been competitive...

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Ryan Crouser is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. Crouser first won gold for the U.S. in shot put at the 2016 Olympics. His 22.52 m throw broke the Olympic record. Crouser was used to history-making p...

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Ryan Murphy is one of the top swimmers in the world today. Murphy had his coming out party at the 2016 Olympics. He won gold medals in the 100 m backstroke, 200 m backstroke and 4x100 m medley relay....

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Sarah Robles is the most successful American female weightlifter of all time. Robles is a three-time Olympian and won bronze medals in the 87 kg division twice. Prior to her 2016 medal, no U.S. woman...

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Simone Biles has dominated the gymnastics world in recent years.  Biles is a three-time World all-around champion and three-time U.S. all-around champion.  She also won world titles in floor...

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Simone Manuel made history at the 2016 Olympics.  Manuel became the first African American woman to win an individual Olympic medal in swimming.  She tied for gold with Canada'...

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Suni Lee became the fifth American woman in a row to win Olympic gymnastics gold in the individual all-around at the Tokyo Games. She was an automatic qualifier alongside Simone Biles for a spot on th...

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Sydney McLaughlin is an American track and field star that first made waves by qualifying for the 2016 Olympics. McLaughlin made the team for the 400m hurdles after placing third at the U.S. Olympic T...

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Tamyra Stock-Mensah had a historic Olympic win. Stock-Mensah became just the second American woman to win gold in wrestling when she placed first in the freestyle competition at the Tokyo Games. She c...

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Valarie Allman won Team USA's first track and field gold medalist in the Tokyo Olympics. Allman captured the gold in discus throw, becoming the third American woman to do so. She first made waves in t...

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Vincent Hancock is perhaps the most accomplished skeet shooter of all time. Hancock has won Olympic gold medals in 2008, 2012 and 2020. He also has collected five golds at the World Championships. Han...

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Will Shaner made history at the Tokyo Olympics. Shaner was the first American to win Olympic gold in 10-meter air rifle while also setting a record for the Games in the process. His success was perhap...

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Xander Schaufelle announced himself to the golf world in 2017. He finished 5th at the U.S. Open and in a tie for 20th at The Open Championship. Schaufelle picked up victories at the Greenbrier Classic...