Colorado athletes bring home 9 medals from Tokyo Olympics


Silver medalist USA’s Adeline Maria Gray poses on the podium after the women’s freestyle 76kg wrestling competition of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Makuhari Messe in Tokyo on August 2, 2021. (Photo by Jack GUEZ / AFP) (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

DENVER (KDVR) — Colorado doesn’t just produce lots of competitors for the Olympics. It produces winners.

The games have wrapped up, and once again, the U.S. led the rest of the world. The U.S. won 113 medals in total, including 39 gold — both the highest medal count in the Olympics and the highest gold medal count.

Colorado was well represented.

The Centennial State sent one of the highest numbers of athletes in the U.S. to the Tokyo games, and the second-highest number of athletes per capita.

Nine Coloradans are bringing medals back from Japan.

  • Valarie Allman – Gold, track and field, women’s discus
  • Paul Chelimo – Bronze, track and field, men’s 5,000-meters
  • Amber English – Gold, shooting, women’s skeet
  • Adeline Gray – Silver, wrestling, women’s 76kg freestyle
  • Lindsey Horan – Bronze, women’s soccer
  • Lucas Kozeniesky – Silver, shooting, mixed 10-meter air rifle
  • Jordyn Poulter – Gold, women’s volleyball
  • Will Shaner – Gold, shooting, men’s 10-meter air rifle
  • Haleigh Washington – Gold, women’s volleyball

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