Illinois Medalists at 2016 Rio Olympics

Stay updated with the medals that our Illinois athletes are bringing home.

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Swimmer Ryan Murphy took home three golds in the 100m backstroke, 200m backstroke and the men's 4x100m medley relay. In the 100 meter event, Murphy set an Olympic record with the time of 51.97 seconds.
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Distance runner Evan Jager celebrates after winning the silver in the men's 3000m steeplechase with a season best time of 8:04.28. This feat had not been accomplished since the 1984 Games in Los Angeles with Brian Diemer winning bronze.
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Swimmer Conor Dwyer took home a gold in the men's 4x200m freestyle relay and a bronze in the 200m freestyle.
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Trap shooter Corey Cogdell-Unrein took home a bronze in the women's trap event.
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Swimmer Ryan Held won a gold in the men's 4x100m freestyle relay.
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Swimmer Olivia Smoliga brought home a gold in the Women's 4x100m medley relay during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio.
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Equestrian Kent Farrington won a silver in the team jumping event during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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Swimmer Kevin Cordes won a gold in the men's 4x100m medley relay.
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Morolake Akinosun took home a gold medal in the women's 4x100m relay with Allyson Felix, Tianna Bartoletta and English Gardner.
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Jimmy Butler won the men's basketball tournament with Team USA after defeating Serbia.
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Kelsey Robinson and Team USA brought home a bronze medal in the women's volleyball tournament.
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Elena Delle Donne won the women's basketball tournament with Team USA after defeating Spain.
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Thomas Jaeschke and Team USA took bronze over Russia during the men's volleyball tournament.
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Sandi Morris took home silver in the women's pole vault during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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Kelly Murphy and Team USA brought home a bronze medal in the women's volleyball tournament.
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