PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 08: French Elite acrobatic team Patrouille de France flyes over the Eiffel Tower during the Olympic Games handover ceremony on August 08, 2021 in Paris, France. On August 8, during the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, will officially receive the Olympic flag for the handover ceremony to mark Paris 2024 Olympic Games (July 26-August 11) and Paralympics (August 28-September 8). (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

The 2024 Paris Olympic games are quickly approaching. So we’re gathering a list of athletes from the Tampa Bay area to watch out for as they compete for gold medals.

It’s always an amazing opportunity and honor to represent your country and hometown in the Olympics. These athletes have worked hard their entire lives for this moment, so the least we could do is show our hometown competitors some love. The 2024 Paris Olympics will take place from July 26-August 11 and will be available to watch or stream on NBC.

Obviously a lot of eyes will be on some of the Olympic superstars like Simone Biles, Sha’Carri Richardson, Katie Ledecky, and more. So far there are 23 athletes from Florida confirmed to be competing in the 2024 Olympics. Only 2 more states have more athletes being sent over to Paris (Texas with 25, and California with 63) but we’ll be keeping our eyes on these 12 athletes from the Tampa Bay area. Qualifications are still going on, so we’ll be sure to update this list once all teams have been set. So far 7 states don’t have any athletes representing for the Olympics: Alaska, Oklahoma, Louisiana, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Maine.

Out of the 23 athletes from Florida heading to Paris, 11 of them are UF students or alumni. UF has the most current and past students (from Florida) competing in the Olympics. If you want to keep tabs on who’s qualified for each Olympic event, click here. As the Olympics take place, we’ll update our list with the result of each athlete’s performance.

Other Athletes From Florida Competing In The 2024 Paris Olympics

  1. Ben Davison – Inverness, FL – Rowing
  2. Angelica Delgado – Miami, FL – Judo
  3. Caeleb Dressel – Orange Park, FL – Swimming
  4. Markus Edegran – West Palm Beach, FL – Sailing
  5. Ashleigh Johnson – Miami, FL – Water Polo
  6. Omari Jones – Orlando, FL – Boxing
  7. Caroline Marks – Melbourne Beach, FL – Surfing
  8. Victor Motalvo – Kissimmee, FL – Breaking
  9. Ryan Murphy – Ponte Verda Beach, FL – Swimming
  10. Poe Pinson – Fernandina Beach, FL – Skateboarding
  11. Daniella Ramirez – Miami, FL – Artistic Swimming
  12. Erika Reineke – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Sailing
  13. Dominique Stater – Miami, FL – Sailing
  14. Kristina Teachout – Palm Bay, FL – Taekwondo
  15. Jenson Van Emburgh – Belleair Beach, FL – Para Table Tennis
  16. Gemma Wollenschlaeger – St. Augustine, FL – Para Rowing

7 Tampa Bay Athletes Competing In The 2024 Paris Olympics

  • Clark Dean

    From Sarasota, FL. This is Clark’s second Olympic appearance on the USA rowing team at only 24 years old.  In 2020 his team placed 5th in the Men’s rowing category. Hopefully he’ll bring home a medal this year!

  • Bobby Finke

    Bobby will be competing in the swim competition. This is also his second appearance in the Olympics. Bobby is from Clearwater, FL and is a UF alumni. He is already a two-tie Olympic medalist (2 golds, 800-meter freestyle, 1500-meter freestyle). 

  • Noah Lyons

    This will be Noah’s first Olympic appearance. He’s competing in the sailing competition. Noah is also from Clearwater, FL and graduated from USF with a degree in Microbiology. Noah has been sailing since he was 6 years old and won 1st in the US National Championship in 2023.  

    FUJISAWA, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: Giles Scott of Team Great Britain competes in the Men's Finn class on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Enoshima Yacht Harbour on August 01, 2021 in Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

  • Tracy Otto

    Tracy will be competing in the Paralympics this summer in the Para Archery competition. Tracy is from Plant City and is a UT alumni. She discovered Para archery after surviving a life-threatening domestic violence attack, which caused the loss of her left eye and paralysis from the chest-down. Tracy qualified for Paralympic Games in May.

  • Mary Tucker

    Mary is a 22 year old from Sarasota. She will be heading to Paris for her second Olympics this year. In 2020 she took home a silver medal (10m Air Rifle – Team). Mary was once referred to as the “rebel child” of shooting, she quit her high school team and learned to teach herself via YouTube videos and online resources. 

  • Dania Vizzi

    Dania is a world champion shooter but will be competing in her first Olympic competition this summer. She’s a 29 year old from Tampa and a UF ’17 alumni. Her nickname “Shooterina” is accurate after her seeing impressive world champion record (she’s won 6 gold and 2 silver medals). 

  • Emma Weyant

    Emma Weyant will be competing in the swimming races this summer. She brought home a silver medal from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (400m Individual Medley ). Emma is from Sarasota, she’s a UF alumni, and is a four-time scholar athlete. 

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