Ohio State will welcome back 2016 Olympians at Monday event
If you’re in the Columbus area and want to see Ohio State’s Olympians, you’re in luck.
The athletic department is holding a welcome back event for six athletes and a coach from Rio this upcoming Monday at 6 p.m. in the West Plaza of the Ohio Union. The seven expected to participate are:
- Mona Shaito (fencing)
- Dustin Tynes (swimming)
- Eleanor Harvey (fencing)
- Aina Cid Centelles (rowing)
- Lou Rosselli (wrestling coach)
- Nichelle Prince (soccer)
- Kyle Snyder (wrestling)
Snyder is the youngest American wrestler to ever win Olympic gold, as he beat Azerbaijan’s Khetag Gazyumov 2-1 in the 97 kg freestyle final. He’s also the first current Ohio State student-athlete to win gold in the Olympics since basketball player Jerry Lucas in 1960.
Prince also won an Olympic medal, helping Canada win bronze in women’s soccer. Canada beat Brazil 2-1 to earn bronze.
?? Olympians ? from Rio!
Welcome Home Event
?? 6pm Mon. (8/29)
— Ohio State Buckeyes (@OhioStAthletics) August 25, 2016