The State of Champions Wins Gold at The Tokyo Olympics

Over the past several years, Missouri’s reputation as the State of Champions has grown.

From the two-time Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and the two-time World Series champion Kansas City Royals to the 11-time World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals and the 2019 Stanley Cup champions, the St. Louis Blues, there is no better state to live in for sports fans.

That prowess has continued to be on display for the world to see during the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Missourians from across the state competed in a wide range of sporting events, bringing home several medals to the U.S. and the Show Me State.

  • Jayson Tatum, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, won gold as part of the USA Men’s Basketball Team.
  • Napheesa Collier, from St. Louis, Missouri, won a gold medal as part of the USA Women’s Basketball Team.
  • Chris Nilsen, of Kansas City, Missouri, won silver in the pole vault.
  • Courtney Frerichs, a native of Nixa, Missouri, won a silver medal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
  • Becky Sauerbrunn, of St. Louis, won a bronze medal as part of the USA Women’s Soccer Team.

And these were just a few of the amazing Missouri athletes to compete in the games. Congratulations to all of the medalists and athletes who call The State of Champions home.

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