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2020 Summer Olympics: Recapping how NC State athletes fared in Tokyo

Twelve athletes did the Pack proud.

20210731 Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games - Aquatics Photo by Giorgio Scala/BSR Agency/Getty Images

There are a handful of days left in the Tokyo Summer Olympics, but the athletes representing NC State have all finished their respective competitions. A dozen athletes represented the Pack at these Games, and two of ‘em won medals.

For the United States, NC State rifle team alum Lucas Kozeniesky won silver in the 10m air rifle mixed team event. Track alum Gabbi Cunningham reached the finals of the 100m hurdles event, where she finished seventh.

Softball alum Taty Forbes played for Mexico, which lost in the bronze medal game to Canada, 3-2.

The rest of the Pack’s reps were swimmers.

Incoming recruits:

—Noe Ponti, swimming for Switzerland, won bronze in the 100m butterfly. He also competed in the 200m butterfly and 4x200m freestyle relay events.

— Alexander Norgaard swam for Denmark in the 800m and 1500m freestyle events but couldn’t advance to the finals in either one.

Current NCSU swim team members:

— Sophie Hansson, repping Sweden, reached the finals in three separate events, though didn’t medal in any of them: the 4x100m freestyle relay, the 100m breaststroke, and the 4x100m medley relay. Pretty successful Games for her.

— Nyls Korstanje helped the Netherlands finish sixth in the mixed 4x100m medley relay.

— Andrea Podmanikova (Slovakia) competed in the 100m and 200m breaststroke events but did not reach the finals in either one.

— Kacper Stokowski (Poland) competed in the 100m backstroke and 4x100m medley relay events, but did not advance to the finals in either one.

Swim team alums:

— Simonas Bilis (Lithuania) swam in the 4x100m medley relay but the team didn’t get out of the preliminary round.

— Anton Ipsen (Denmark) swam in the 800m and 1500m freestyle events but didn’t get past the preliminaries.

— Andreas Vazaios (Greece), competing in his third Olympic Games, swam the 200m individual medley, the 4x100m medley relay, and the 4x100m freestyle relay. He was unable to get out of the prelims.