For an athlete, there is no greater experience than being able to go compete against the best in the world at the Olympics. The 2016 Rio Summer Olympics kick off next Friday, August 5, with a grand opening ceremony.
This year the Ole Miss Rebels will have several athletes competing for their country. A record-breaking number of six Rebels will be making their Olympic dreams a reality in just a few short days.
The six qualifying track and field members for Ole Miss are Gwen Berry- USA, Antwon Hicks – Nigeria, Sam Kendricks – USA, Brittney Reese – USA, Ricky Robertson – USA and Raven Saunders – USA.
Berry will be competing in the women’s hammer throw. Hicks is going to be in the men’s 110-meter hurdles. Kendricks will be in the men’s pole vault and Reese will compete in the women’s long jump. Robertson will compete in the men’s high jump and Saunders will compete in the women’s shot put.
They will go for a medal in each of their own events starting on August 12 through August 21. Stay tuned to give them all a loud Hotty Toddy cheer!
Adam Brown is the sports editor for HottyToddy.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.