Rio 2016: University of Georgia has 10 medals, one less than host Brazil

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The Georgia Bulldogs have some pretty impressive athletes and if you don’t believe that, all you have to do is look at the Rio Olympics. Their former athletes have been doing fairly well this year and have more medals than some countries across the world.

Former Georgia athletes have racked up a total of 10 medals this year, which is just one less than host nation Brazil. That certainly helps when the university sent 48 athletes this year.

Nine of the gold medalists are female, including sprinter Shaunae Miller, who won on a controversial diving finish, and volleyball player Alexandra Oquendo. Gunnar Bentz, who was one of the four swimmers allegedly robbed at gunpoint over the weekend, became the first Georgia alumnus to win a gold medal.

The Bulldogs’ ten medals would have them ranked No. 14 at this year’s Games if they were working as a group. That is more than 205 other countries participating this year.

It certainly looks more and more like #UGA could have been better suited for the Bulldogs at this year’s Olympics.

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CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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