Maryland has long been a powerhouse in the summer Olympic games. At the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Maryland athletes brought home 14 gold medals, three silver, and one bronze. Had Maryland been a country, this medal haul would have placed the state sixth in the gold medal count and 14th in the overall medal count.
As the 2021 Tokyo Summer Games kick off today after a one-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 14 Maryland athletes will be competing. So which Maryland county boasts the most 2021 Olympians?
#1 – Montgomery County: Four Olympians
- Andrew Wilson (Swimming)
- Phoebe Bacon(Swimming)
- Katie Ledecky (Swimming)
- Helen Maroulis (Wrestling)
Montgomery County can also claim gymnastics team alternate Kayla DiCello. Basketball great Kevin Durant is once again on the Olympic team and while he grew up in Washington, D.C., he attended high school in Montgomery County.
#2 – Harford County: Three Olympians
- Abby Gustaitis (Rugby)
- Chase Kalisz (Swimming)
- John Stefanowicz (Wrestling)
#3 – Tie Between Prince George’s, Anne Arundel, and Carroll Counties: Two Olympians
Prince George’s County:
- Jerami Grant (Basketball)
- Frances Tiafoe (Tennis)
Anne Arundel County:
- Farrah Hall (Sailing)
- Matthew Centrowitz Jr. (Track and Field)
- Katie Zaferes (Triathalon)
- Kyle Snyder (Wrestling)
#4 – Charles County: One Olympian
- Christina Clemons (Track and Field)
The University of Maryland has also published a list of former Terps who will be competing in the Tokyo games.