Every four years, we get to watch world-class athletes and hear their heart-warming stories in the Olympics. Part of the fun is rooting for athletes with ties to home. We’ve had our share of Alaskans competing over the years.
The site Ranker.com lists these former Olympians from Alaska:
And we have a great group in our current Alaskan Olympians:
Corey Cogdell-Unrien won a bronze medal in trapshooting. Alev Kelter’s team (the first women’s rugby team at the Olympics) came in fifth place. Janay DeLoach is competing in the long jump, and Matt Emmons is competing in riflery later in the games. We are proud of all of them for their dedication and the inspiration they give us. May we all use their example as motivation to meet our own goals in life, whether athletic or otherwise.