Record Five Golden Flashes to Compete at Tokyo Olympics
Five Kent State University graduates will compete at the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics over the coming weeks, breaking the school’s previous record of four Olympians at the Munich Games in 1972.
The quintet will represent four different countries with Reggie Jagers III being the first Golden Flash to don the Team USA uniform since Kim Kreiner in 2008.
The Canadian duo of Corey Conners and Mackenzie Hughes will be Kent State’s first alumni in action. The men’s golf competition consists of four rounds of 18 holes, beginning on July 29 and concluding on Aug. 1.
Jagers and Jamaican Danniel Thomas-Dodd are scheduled for the qualifying round of throwing events as track and field action begins on July 30. Jagers will make his Olympics debut in the men’s discus throw and aims to advance to the finals the following day. Thomas-Dodd will compete in the women’s shot put for the second straight Olympics. The native of Westmoreland, Jamaica, hopes to improve on her 26th-place showing in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and advance to the finals on Aug. 1.
Samory Fraga will be the final Flash to compete when he wears the Brazilian uniform for men’s long jump qualifying on July 31. Following a day of rest, the event finals will take place on Aug. 2.
The Tokyo Olympics will be presented across the networks and platforms of NBCUniversal. You can view the full streaming and broadcast schedule, a high-level schedule grid for all sports and the full competition schedule at NBCOlympics.com. Please note that Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time.
Tokyo Olympics Schedule for Kent State Alumni
Thursday, July 29
Men’s Golf (First Round) – Corey Conners, Mackenzie Hughes
Friday, July 30
Men’s Golf (Second Round) – Corey Conners, Mackenzie Hughes
Men’s Disc Throw (Qualifying) – Reggie Jagers III
Women’s Shot Put (Qualifying) – Danniel Thomas-Dodd
Saturday, July 31
Men’s Golf (Third Round) – Corey Conners, Mackenzie Hughes
Men’s Disc Throw (Finals) – Reggie Jagers III
Men’s Long Jump (Qualifying) – Samory Fraga
Sunday, Aug. 1
Men’s Golf (Final Round) – Corey Conners, Mackenzie Hughes
Women’s Shot Put (Finals) – Danniel Thomas-Dodd
Monday, Aug. 2
Men’s Long Jump (Finals) – Samory Fraga