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KRSS Students in Rio Olympics

The Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies will be represented well in this summer’s Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Molly Hannis, a recent graduate of the Sport Management program, and Kira Toussaint, Kinesiology undergraduate student, hope to make a splash as they represent their respective countries in the pool. Hannis finished second at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200-meter breaststroke to punch her ticket to the games. Toussaint will represent her home country of the Netherlands in the 100-meter backstroke.

Track and field events will showcase two Volunteers competing for the U.S. who are current students in Sport Management. Christian Coleman, currently a sophomore, will go for gold as a member of the men’s 4×100-meters relay team. Graduate student Tavis Bailey will also attempt to earn a medal in discus at the games.

Read more about these athletes and others who will represent UT at the Olympics this summer, including a schedule of their events.