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The summer Olympics begin on Friday, July 23, 2021, and continue through Sunday, August 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

Tokyo (JP) is 13 hours ahead of New York (US) Eastern Standard Time.

Out of thousands of athletes who compete, we are proud of our Las Vegans who will represent our city and our country.

Meet the determined Olympics athletes who will face off in the multisport competition.

EVENTS

Basketball:

A’ja Wilson

She plays professional basketball, as a power forward, for the Las Vegas Aces. She attended college at the University of South Carolina.

She earned the National Player of the Year awards in 2018 for Women’s College basketball.

Wilson will compete with Team USA for women’s basketball.

For more on A’ja Wilson, see her Instagram, and Facebook.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 14: A’ja Wilson #9 of the USA Women’s National Team is guarded by Dearica Hamby #5 of Team WNBA during the 2021 WNBA All-Star Game at Michelob ULTRA Arena on July 14, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Team WNBA defeated the USA Women’s National Team 93-85. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

 

Kelsey Plum

She plays professional basketball, as a point guard, for the Las Vegas Aces. She attended college at the University of Washington.

Plum once scored 1,080 points in a single season breaking the NCAA record on March 20, 2017.

Plum will compete with Team USA for women’s basketball.

For more on Kelsey Plum, see her Instagram, and Facebook.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 22: Kelsey Plum #10 of the Las Vegas Aces brings the ball up the court against the Washington Mystics during Game Three of the 2019 WNBA Playoff semifinals at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on September 22, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Aces defeated the Mystics 92-75. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

 

Chelsea Gray

She plays professional basketball, as a guard, for the Las Vegas Aces. She attended college at Duke University.

She is a WNBA All-Star in 2017, 2018, and 2019!

Gray will compete with Team USA for women’s basketball.

For more on Chelsea Gray, see her Instagram, and Facebook.

BELGRADE, SERBIA – FEBRUARY 08: Chelsea Gray of USA in action during the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2020 Group A match between Mozambique and USA at Aleksandar Nikolic Hall on February 8, 2020 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

 

Dearica Hamby

She plays professional basketball, as a forward, for the Las Vegas Aces. She attended college at Wake Forest University.

She is a two-time WNBA’s Sixth Woman of the Year in 2019 and 2020.

Hamby will compete with Team USA for women’s basketball.

For more on Dearica Hamby, see her Instagram, and Facebook.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 23: Dearica Hamby #5 of the Las Vegas Aces smiles after catching a ball that went out of bounds during a game against the Connecticut Sun at Michelob ULTRA Arena on May 23, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Sun defeated the Aces 72-65. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

 

Liz Cambage (Australia)

She plays professional basketball, as a center, for the Las Vegas Aces. She attended college at Padua College and Australian Institute of Sport.

She holds the WNBA single-game record for 53 points against New York Liberty.

Cambage will compete with Team Australia for women’s basketball.

For more on Liz Cambage, see her Instagram, and Facebook.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 27: Liz Cambage #8 of the Las Vegas Aces is greeted on the court by teammate Jackie Young #0 during player introductions before the team’s game against the Seattle Storm at Michelob ULTRA Arena on June 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Aces defeated the Storm 95-92 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Ji-Su Park (South Korea)

She plays professional basketball, as a center, for the Las Vegas Aces. She attended school at Bundang.

She received the WKBL Newcomer Award in the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Park will compete with Team South Korea for women’s basketball.

For more on Ji-Su Park, see her Instagram.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 30: JiSu Park #19 of the Las Vegas Aces is guarded by Teaira McCowan #15 of the Indiana Fever during their game at Michelob ULTRA Arena on May 30, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Aces defeated the Fever 101-78. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

 

Swim:

Katie Grimes

She is an American 15-year-old swimmer. She is a part of the Sandpipers of Nevada club team.

She placed second place in the 800-meter freestyle during the US Olympic Trials.

She will compete in the 800-meter freestyle.

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – JUNE 19: Katie Ledecky and Katie Grimes react during the Women’s 800m freestyle medal ceremony during Day Seven of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials at CHI Health Center on June 19, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

 

Erica Sullivan

She is an American 20-year-old swimmer. She attended Palo Verde High School.

She placed second, in the 1500-meter freestyle during the US Olympic Trials. This is her first 2021 Olympic Games.

She will compete in the 1500-meter-freestyle.

For more on Erica Sullivan, see her Instagram.

SINGAPORE – AUGUST 17: Erica Sullivan of USA competes in the women’s 800m freestyle final (fastest heat) during day three of the FINA Swimming World Cup Singapore at the OCBC Aquatic Centre on August 17, 2019 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images for Singapore Sports Hub)

 

Bella Sims

She is an American 16-year-old swimmer. She is a part of the Sandpipers of Nevada club team.

She placed fifth in the 200-meter freestyle during the US Olympic Trials.

She will compete in the 4×200 meter freestyle relay.

For more on Bella Sims, see her Instagram.

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – JUNE 16: Bella Sims of the United States reacts after competing in the Women’s 200m freestyle final during Day Four of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials at CHI Health Center on June 16, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

 

Bowe Becker

He is an American 23-year-old swimmer. He attended Faith Lutheran High School.

He placed fifth in the 100-meter freestyle during the US Olympic Team Trials. This is his first 2021 Olympic Games.

He will compete in the 4×100-meter relay.

For more on Bowe Becker, see his Instagram, and Facebook.

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – JUNE 19: Bowe Becker of the United States competes in a semifinal heat for the Men’s 50m freestyle during Day Seven of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials at CHI Health Center on June 19, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

BMX:

Connor Fields

He is an American, 28-year-old, professional BMX racer. He attended school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

He competed during the Olympic Games Rio 2016 where he won the gold medal.

Fields will compete in Racing events.

For more on Connor Fields, see his Instagram, and Facebook.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 19: Connor Fields celebrates with his gold medal after winning the Men’s BMX Final on day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic BMX Centre on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Women’s Track and Field:

Vashti Cunningham

She is an American, 23-year-old, track and field, high jumper. She attended school at Bishop Gorman High School.

She won gold at the World Indoor Championships in 2016 for the high jump.

Cunningham will compete in high jump events.

For more on Vashti Cunningham, see her Instagram, and Facebook.

EUGENE, OREGON – JUNE 20: Vashti Cunningham celebrates winning the Women’s High Jump Final on day three of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 20, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Boxing:

Rahim Gonzalez

He is an American, 25-year-old, boxer. He competes in the light heavyweight category.

He placed first in Boxing during the US Olympic Team Trials.

Gonzalez will compete in Boxing events.

For more on Rahim Gonzalez, see his Facebook.

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – DECEMBER 15: Rahim Gonzales reacts after defeating Atif Oberlton during the 2020 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team Trials at Golden Nugget Lake Charles Hotel & Casino on December 15, 2019 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

 

For more details about each player, check out LasVegasNevada.gov