Native Americans in Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

Posted By Paul G August 4th, 2016 Blog 5

The 2016 Summer Olympics from Rio starts August 5!

During the games, there will be 3 Native Americans competing.  Let’s cheer on these indigenous athletes.


 

Ashton Locklear

ashton locklear native american gymnast6

Team – United States
Sport – Gymnastics
Tribe – Lumbee
Read more about Ashton Locklear


 

Rickie Fowler

rickie fowler native american in olympics

Team – United States
Sport – Golf
Tribe – Navajo


Jamie Thibeau

Jamie Thibeault

Team – Canada
Sport – Volleyball
Tribe – T’Sou-ke Nation

Comments

5 thoughts on “Native Americans in Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

  1. Joyce Johnson says:

    Cheering them on. All status Natives in Canada are also US citizens. They have dual citizenship.

  2. So bummed DALLAS SOONIAS was injured before the Olympics (Canada – Men’s Volleyball) He would have been another great representative to add to this list.

  3. Patrick Lavalley says:

    Our reserve almost had two Olympians this time; Mary Spencer (Boxing) and Dallas Soonias (Volleyball).

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