Austin’s Olympic athletes: How they’ve fared

Kevin Durant

AUSTIN (KXAN) — As the Rio 2016 Olympics comes to a close, there are only a few things left to be determined.

The Team USA Basketball team, with former Longhorn Kevin Durant, beat Spain on Friday 82-76, following a big win over Argentina on Wednesday. They’ll next go up against Serbia in the finals on Sunday at 1:45 p.m.

With one day left in Rio, current and former Longhorns have taken home nine gold medals, one silver and two bronze. Not shabby at all!

Competing Sunday

Erik Sullivan (coach) | Men’s Indoor Volleyball | 7:130 p.m. | WATCH LIVE

Kevin Durant | Men’s Basketball | 1:45 p.m. | WATCH LIVE

Rachael Adams and the Team USA Volleyball team beat the Netherlands for Bronze Saturday.

Track & Field

Eleven current and former Longhorns are participating in various Track and Field events in Rio. Austinite Lennie Waite is representing Great Britain in the 3000m steeplechase event.

  • Marielle Hall started in the 10,000m on Friday but finished 33rd place with a time of 32.39.30
  • Michelle Carter became the first American woman to win gold in shot put.
  • Jamal Wilson, representing The Bahamas, competed in the High Jump on Aug. 14 and got 25th place with 2.22m.
  • Byron Robinson, a senior at UT, is at his first Olympic Games and runs in the 400m Hurdles. He placed 3rd in the semifinals.
  • Ashley Spencer, former Longhorn, is taking home bronze in the 400m Hurdles.
  • Morolake Akinosun, Longhorn sprinter, came in first place in the 1st Round 4×100 on Thursday. She helped the team secure gold Friday.
  • Ryan Crouser is bringing home the gold in the Shot Put.
  • Courtney Okolo, got first gold in the 4x400m 1st Round on Saturday, Aug. 20.
  • Chrisann Gordon, a junior at UT, representing Jamaica, came 2nd in the 4x400m relay 1st Round on Aug. 19.
  • Lennie Waite, representing Great Britain in the 3000m steeplechase event. She competed on Saturday and Ranked 51.
  • Texas State University graduate Anicka Newell competed for Canada in women’s pole vault Tuesday and ranked 29th.


  • The University of Texas had a strong contingent of swimmers to the 2016 Summer Games, representing three nations.
  • Townley Haas,19, who just finished his Freshman year at the University of Texas, ensured a win for Team USA with a strong lead in the 4x200m.
  • UT Junior Jack Conger and UT Senior Clark Smith also won gold.
  • Former Longhorn Jimmy Feigen swam in one of the preliminary heats for Team USA and helped bring home the Gold in the 4×100 Free relay.
  • Joseph Schooling, who swims for Singapore, beat Michael Phelps for the gold on Friday. UT head swimming coach Eddie Reese joined the Singapore Coaching staff so he could continue to coach Schooling.
  • University of Texas Sophomore Joanna Evans represents the Bahamas in the summer games. The 19-year-old will not advance after placing sixth in the 800m Freestyle Thursday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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