Yasmeen Al-Dabbagh ’19CC, track and field
Charlotte Buck ’18CC, rowing
Charlotte Buck of Nyack, New York, is a former team captain and MVP of the Columbia women’s rowing team. Catch her in the Team USA women’s eight boat.
Jakub Buczek ’16CC, lightweight rowing
Ontario-born Jakub Buczek will represent Team Canada at the Tokyo Olympics. A former member of the Columbia men’s rowing team, Buczek has raced in several international competitions since graduating.
Isadora Cerullo ’13CC, rugby
The Tokyo games mark Isadora Cerullo’s second Olympic appearance after competing in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. (She made headlines that year for accepting an on-field marriage proposal.) Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, Cerullo is playing with Team Brazil.
Jackie Dubrovich ’16CC, fencing
Jackie Dubrovich, who grew up in Riverdale, New Jersey, started fencing at age eight. She is currently ranked second in women’s foil in the US.
Nadia Eke ’15CC, track and field
Ghanaian jumper Nadia Eke earned numerous titles for her epic triple leaps of more than thirteen meters while on the Columbia Lions track and field team. Already a medalist at several African championships, this summer she will represent Ghana in the Olympic triple jump event and will serve as the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.
Evita Griskenas, rising Columbia College sophomore, rhythmic gymnastics
Chicagoan Evita Griskenas will represent Team USA in the rhythmic gymnastics competition. A medalist at several US national championships, Griskenas was the most awarded athlete in any sport at the 2019 Pan American Games, earning four golds and one bronze.
Jake Hoyle ’16CC, fencing
Ranked the number-one male épée fencer in the US, Philadelphian Jake Hoyle, a two-time NCAA champion and the gold-medal winner at the 2019 USA Fencing National Championships, will compete as a member of Team USA.
Maodo Lô ’16CC, basketball
German basketball player Maodo Lô will compete with Team Germany this summer. During his time at Columbia, Lô was a major player on the men’s basketball team and became the University’s all-time leader in three-pointers and steals.
Robb Paller ’16CC, baseball
Raised in Brooklyn, Robb Paller grew up playing baseball and served as the captain of his high-school team. This summer, the former Lions star outfielder and winner of two All-Ivy awards is competing with the Israeli national baseball team.
Nicole Ross ’13CC, fencing
Native New Yorker Nicole Ross, who is currently ranked third in the US in women’s foil fencing, makes her second Olympic appearance after competing in the 2012 London games. During her time at Columbia, Ross was named a 2010 NCAA champion, and since graduating she has helped lead the US women’s foil team to victory at several world championships.
John Tanguay ’20CC, Paralympic rowing
A former member of the Columbia heavyweight rowing team, John Tanguay, who was born with bilateral clubfoot, will compete in the Tokyo Paralympic Games later this summer. Originally from Pennington, New Jersey, Tanguay was a member of the USRowing boat that won silver at the 2019 World Rowing Championships.