Texas Olympic Medalists

Texas has produced and propelled many Olympic Medalists since 1920. Updated 7 months ago
Texas Olympic Medalists

Texas Olympic Medalists

Sanya Richards-Ross graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. Photo by Andre Zehetbauer (CC-BY-SA).

This is a list of athletes with Texas connections who have won medals in Olympic Games including 2018. This includes those born here or have lived in Texas, as well as athletes who spent their collegiate careers at Texas universities.

Information included is: the athlete's name, the sport and the year, as well as the types of medals (G-Gold, S-Silver, B-Bronze). If the athlete won more than one of the same kind of medal in any one year, the number is noted before the letter code; i.e., 2G indicates that the athlete won two gold medals in the games indicated.

The symbol (†) following the medal code indicates that the athlete participated in preliminary contests only; the medal was awarded because of membership on a winning team. Years in which the athlete participated in the Games but did not win a medal are not included.

Track indicates all track and field events except those noted separately.

Source: United States Olympic Committee

 • In January 2013, the International Olympic Committee disqualified Lance Armstrong from the 2000 events he competed in after he was found to have used drugs to enhance his performance.

OlympianSportYearMedal
Abdallah, Nia NicoleTaekwondo2004S
Adams, RachelVolleyball2016B
Allen, ChadBaseball1996B
Armstrong, LanceCycling2000B*
Arnette, Jay HoylandBasketball1960G
Austin, CharlesTrack1996G
Baker, Walter Thane
Track
1956G,S,B
1952S
Baptiste, KirkTrack1984S
Barr, BethSwimming1988S
Bassham, Lanny Robert
Shooting
1976G
1972S
Bates, Michael D.Track1992B
Beck, Robert LeePentathlon19602B
Beckie, JanineSoccer2016B
Bedforth, B.J.Swimming2000G
Berens, Ricky
Swimming
2012G, S
2008G
Berube, Ryan ThomasSwimming1996G
Biles, SimoneGymnastics20164G, B
Boudia, David
Diving
2016S, B
2012G, B
Brew, Derrick K.Track2004G, B
Brown, Earlene DennisTrack1960B
Browning, David (Skippy)Diving1952G
Buckner, William QuinnBasketball1976G
Buford-Bailey, TonjaTrack1996B
Burrell, Leroy RusselTrack1992G
Butler, JimmyBasketball2016G
Carey, RickSwimming19843G
Carlisle, Daniel T.Shooting1984B
Carter, Michael D.Shotput1984S
Carter, MichelleShotput2016G
Catchings, Tamika
Basketball
2016G
2012G
Clay, Bryan E.
Decathlon
2008G
2004S
Clement, KerronTrack2016G
Cline, Nancy LiebermanBasketball1976S
Cohen, TiffanySwimming1984G
Conger, JackSwimming2016G
Corbelli, Laurie FlachmeierVolleyball1984S
Cotton, JohnBaseball2000G
Crocker, Ian
Swimming
2008G
2004G,S,B
2000G
Cross-Battle, TaraVolleyball1992B
Crouser, RyanShotput2016G
Davis, Clarissa G.Basketball1992B
Davis, Jack Wells
Track
1956S
1952S
Davis, Josh C.
Swimming
20002S
19963G
Davis, W.F. (Buddy)High Jump1952G
DeLoach, Joseph N. Jr.Track1988G
Dersch, HansSwimming1992G
Didrikson, Mildred (Babe)Track19322G, S
Donie, Scott R.Diving1992S
Drexler, ClydeBasketball1992G
Dumais, TroyDiving2012B
Durant, Kevin
Basketball
2016G
2012G
Dusing, Nate
Swimming
2004B
2000S
Eller, GlennShooting2008G
Ethridge, Mary (Kamie)Basketball1988G
Farmer-Patrick, SandraTrack1992S
Feigen, Jimmy
Swimming
2016G
2012S†
Fields, ConnorCycling2016G
Finn-Burrell, Michelle BonaeTrack1992G
Foerster, Paul
Sailing
1992S
2000S
2004G
Forbes, James RicardoBasketball1972S
Ford, Gilbert (Gib)Basketball1956G
Foreman, GeorgeBoxing1968G
Fortenberry, Joe CephisBasketball1936G
Francis, PhyllisTrack2016G
Galloway, JackieTaekwondo2016B
Garrison, ZinaTennis1988G, B
George, ChrisBaseball2000G
Gjertson, Doug
Swimming
1992G, B
1988G
Glenesk, Dean WilliamPentathlon1984S
Goldblatt, Scott
Swimming
2004G
2000B
Gonzáles, Paul G. Jr.Boxing1984G
Gordon, Chris-AnnTrack2016S
Griner, BrittneyBasketball2016G
Guidry, Carlette D.
Track
1996G†
1992G
Haas, TownleySwimming2016G
Hall, Gary Jr.
Swimming
2004G, B
20002G,S,B
19962G, 2S
Hamm, Mia
Soccer
2004G
2000S
1996G
Hannan, TommySwimming2000G
Hansen, Brendan
Swimming
2012G, B
2008G
2004G,S,B
Hansen, Fred MorganTrack1964G
Hardee, TreyTrack2012S
Harkrider, Kiplan P.Baseball1996B
Hartwell, Erin Wesley
Cycling
1996S
1992B
Hays, ToddBobsled2002S
Heath, Michael StewardSwimming19842G, S
Hedgepeth, Whitney L.Swimming1996G, 2S
Hedrick, Chad
Speed
Skating
2010S,B
2006G,S,B
Heidenreich, JerrySwimming19722G,S,B
Henry, James EdwardDiving1968B
Hill, Denean E.
Track
1992S
1988S
1984G
Hill, Grant HenryBasketball1996G
Homfeld, Conrad E.Equestrian1984G, S
Hooker, DestineeVolleyball2012S
Hooper, DarrowShotput1952S
Horton, JonathanGymnastics2008S
Howard, Sherri Francis
Track
1988S
1984G
Jackson, Lucious BrownBasketball1964G
Jacobs, ChrisSwimming19882G, S
Johnson, Michael
Track
20002G
19962G
1992G
Johnson, Rafer L.
Decathlon
1960G
1956S
Jones, John Wesley (Lam)Track1976G
Jordan, DeAndreBasketball2016G
Jordan, Shaun
Swimming
1992G
1988G
Juarez, Ricardo RockyBoxing2000S
Julich, Robert WilliamCycling2004B
Keeler, Kathryn ElliottRowing1984G
Kern, Douglas JamesSailing1992S
Kiefer, AdolphSwimming1936G
Kimmons, TrellTrack2012S
King, Judith BrownTrack1984S
Kleine, MeganSwimming1992G†
Knight, BiancaTrack2012G
Kocian, MadisonGymnastics2016G, S
Kolius, John WaldripSailing1976S
Lane, ColleenSwimming2004S
Langkop, Dorothy FraneySpeed
Skating
1932B
Leetch, Brian JosephIce Hockey2002S
Lewis, F. (Carl) Carlton
Track
1996G
19922G
19882G, S
19844G
Lienhard, William BarnerBasketball1952G
Lipinski, Tara K.Figure
Skating
1998G
Liukin, NastiaGymnastics2008G,3S,B
Lloyd, AndreaBasketball1988G
Losey, Robert G. (Greg)Pentathlon1984S
Lopez, DianaTaekwondo2008B
Lopez, MarkTaekwondo2008S
Lopez, Steven
Taekwondo
2008B
2004G
2000G
Lowe, Sara ElizabethSwimming2004B
Magers, Rose MaryVolleyball1984S
Malone, Jordan
Speed
Skating
2014S
2010B
Manuel, SimoneSwimming20162G, 2S
Manzano, LeoTrack2012S
Marsh, Michael L.
Track
1996S
19922G
Marshall, ChristineSwimming2008B
Matson, James Randel
(Randy)
Shotput
1968G
1964G
Matson, Ollie G.Track1952S, B
McFalls, Jennifer YvonneSoftball2000G
McFarlane, TraceySwimming1988S
McKenzie, KimTrack1984B
McNeir, ForestShooting1920G
Meadows, EarleTrack1936G
Meili, KatieSwimming2016G, B
Mensah-Stock, TamyraWrestling2019G
Mills, Ronald P.Swimming1968B
Mitchell, Betsy
Swimming
1988S
1984G, S
Moceanu, Dominique H.Gymnastics1996G
Montgomery, James P.Swimming19763G, B
Moore, James WarrenPentathlon1964S
Morrow, Bobby JoeTrack19563G
Munoz, FelipeSwimming1968G
Neilson-Bell, SandySwimming19723G
Nelson, Lianne BennionRowing2004S
Newhouse, Frederick V.Track1976G, S
Nott/Cunningham, Tara LeeWeightlifting2004G
Okafor, EmekaBasketball2004B
Okolo, CourtneyTrack2016G
Olajuwon, HakeemBasketball1996G
Olsen, JustinBobsled2010G
Osterman, Catherine
(Cat)
Softball
2008S
2004G
Paddock, Charles W.
Track
1924S
19202G, S
Patterson, CarlyGymnastics2004G, 2S
Patton, DarvisTrack2004S
Peirsol, Aaron
Swimming
20082G, S
20043G
2000S
Perry, Nanceen L.Track2000B
Pesthy, Paul KarolyFencing1964S
Phenix, ErinSwimming2000G
Pinder, Demetrius
Track
2016B
2012G
Postma, Joan SpillaneSwimming1960G
Potter, Cynthia AnnDiving1976B
Rambo, John BarnettTrack1964B
Rauch, JamieSwimming2000S
Retton, Mary LouGymnastics1984G,2S,2B
Richards, Robert E.
Track
1956G
1952G
1948B
Richards-Ross, Sanya
Track
20122G
2008G, B
2004G
Ritter, LouiseTrack1988G
Roberts, GilTrack2016G
Robertson, Alvin CyrraleBasketball1984G
Robinson, David M.
Basketball
1996G
1992G
1988B
Robinson, MoushaumiTrack2004G
Robinson, Robert J.Basketball1948G
Robinzine, Kevin B.Track1988G
Robles, SarahWeightlifting2016B
Roe, FrederickPolo1924S
Russell, Douglas AlbertSwimming19682G
Russell, John WilliamEquestrian1952B
Schneider, Marcus B.Rowing1996B
Schooling, JosephSwimming2016G
Slay, Brandon DouglasWrestling2000G
Smith, ClarkSwimming2016G
Smith, DeanTrack1952G
Smith, LamontTrack1996G
Smith, Owen GuinnTrack1948G
Smith, Tommie C.Track1968G
Southern, S. EdwardTrack1956S
Spencer, AshleyTrack2016B
Steinseifer, CarrieSwimming19842G
Sterkle, Jill Ann
Swimming
19882B
1984G
1976G
Stevenson, TobyPole Vault2004S
Stulce, Michael S.Shotput1992G
Swoopes, Sheryl Denise
Basketball
2004G
2000G
1996G
Sykora, StacyVolleyball2008S
Tarmoh, JenebaTrack2012G
Taylor, RobertTrack1972G, S
Teagarden, TaylorBaseball2008B
Tinsley, MichaelTrack2012S
Tisdale, Wayman L.Basketball1984G
Valdez, JesseBoxing1972B
Van, AllenIce Hockey1952S
Vollmer, Dana
Swimming
2016G, S, B
20123G
2004G
Walker, Laura AnneSwimming1988B
Walker, Neil
Swimming
2004G, B
2000G, S
Walters, DaveSwimming2008G
Wariner, Jeremy
Track
2008G, S
20042G
Weatherspoon, Teresa G.
Basketball
1992B
1988G
Weber-Gale, GarrettSwimming20082G
Wells, Rhoshii S.Boxing1996B
Wells, Wayne A.Wrestling1972G
Whitfield, Malvin G.
Track
1952G, S
1948G, S
Wilkinson, Laura A.Diving2000G
Williams, Christa L.
Softball
2000G
1996G
Williamson, DaroldTrack2004G
Wilson, Craig Martin
Water Polo
1988S
1984S
Wolfe, Rowland (Flip)Gymnastics1932G
Wrightson, Bernard C.Diving1968G
Wylie, Paul StantonFigure
Skating
1992S
Young, Earl VerdelleTrack19602G
Zmeskal, KimGymnastics1992B

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