Gators piling up medals at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Alan Festo
Gator Sports

With all current and former Gators officially done competing at Tokyo 2020, Florida wraps up the event with 17 medals won – tied for the second-highest medal count in school history. The Gators won nine golds, five silvers and three bonze.

Florida student-athletes combined for an all-time high 21 medals at the 1984 Olympics and finished with 17 back in 2012. Florida currently ranks second among all NCAA schools in 2020 medals won.

SWIMMING

Caeleb Dressel poses after winning the gold medal in the men's 50-meter freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Aug. 1 in Tokyo.

Caeleb Dressel

50 free — Gold Medal — 21.07 Olympic Record

100 free — Gold Medal — 47.02 OR

100 fly — Gold Medal — 49.45 WR

4x100 free relay — Gold Medal — 3:08.97

4x100 medley relay — Gold Medal — 3:26.78 WR

UF career: A 10-time NCAA champion and 28-time All-American (the most that can be achieved in a four-year career). Selected first team All-SEC all four years, and was named SEC Male Swimmer of the Year for 2016, 2017 and 2018. The two-time Olympic gold medalist holds school records in five individual events and four relays.

Hometown/High school: Green Cove Springs/Clay

Bobby Finke poses after winning the gold medal in the men's 1500-meter freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Aug. 1 in Tokyo.

Bobby Finke

800 free — Gold Medal — 7:41.87

1,500 free — Gold Medal — 14:39.65

UF career: The four-time All-American won the 2020 SEC championship in the 1,650m free with an American record time of 14:12.08.

Hometown/High school: Clearwater/Countryside

Kieran Smith poses with his bronze medal in the men's 400-meter freestyle at the 2020 Summer Olympics on July 25 in Tokyo.

Kieran Smith

400 free — Bronze Medal — 3:43.94 (+00.58)

UF career: The 14-time All-American was named the 2020 SEC Male Swimmer of the Year. Holds three UF and SEC records (500 free, 200 free, 800 free). Repeated as SEC Male Swimmer of the Year this spring as a junior.

Hometown/High school: Ridgefield, Connecticut/Ridgefield

Erika Brown, from left, Abby Weitzeil, Natalie Hinds and Simone Manuel, who earned the bronze medal for the United States in the women's 4x100m freestyle relay, pose for a photo on the podium at the 2020 Summer Olympics on July 25 in Tokyo.

Natalie Hinds

4x100 free relay — Bronze Medal — 3:32.82 (+03.12)

UF career: A 20-time All-American, this is the first Olympics for the 27-year-old. Won the 2015 and 2016 SEC championship in the 100m free.

Hometown/High school: Midland, Texas/Midland

SOFTBALL

Team USA stands on the podium after winning the silver medal in softball at the Tokyo Olympics. Among the players were former Florida Gators Michelle Moultrie, Aubree Monroe and Kelsey Stewart.

Michelle Moultrie

Silver Medal — U.S. fell to Japan, 2-0

Position: Outfielder

UF career: SEC Player of Year as a senior in 2012. Three-time member of the All-SEC team. Holds Florida single-season records in on base percentage (.519), batting average (.443), triples (5) and stolen bases (31).

Hometown/High school: Jacksonville/Mandarin

Aubree Munro

Silver Medal — U.S. fell to Japan, 2-0

Position: Catcher

UF career: Was named to the 2016 All-SEC second team and the All-Defensive team. Committed just one error in her final two seasons (874 chances) and made only four miscues in 1,423 chances during her career.

Hometown/High school: Brea, California/Brea Olinda

Kelsey Stewart

Silver Medal — U.S. fell to Japan, 2-0

Position: Infielder

UF career: Named the 2015 SEC Player of the Year and an NFCA first team All-American. Led UF in seven career lists: batting average (.391), at-bats (914), runs scored (259), hits (357), triples (29), total bases (509) and stolen bases (113).

Hometown/High school: Wichita, Kansas/Maize

TRACK & FIELD

Members of the United States 4x400-meter mixed relay team, including Bryce Deadman, from left, Taylor Manson, Lynna Irby and Elija Godwin, pose with their bronze medals on the podium at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Aug. 1 in Tokyo.

Taylor Manson

4x400m mixed relay — Bronze Medal (Competed in qualifying round)

UF career: Named 2021 Indoor first-team All-American in the 4x400 and second team All-American in the 400m.

Hometown/High school: East Lansing, Michigan/East Lansing

Silver medalist Grant Holloway poses during the medal ceremony for the men's 110-meter hurdles at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Thursday in Tokyo.

Grant Holloway

110m hurdles — Silver Medal — 13:09 (+00.05)

UF career: Owns a school-record eight NCAA championships, including three straight in the 110-meter and 60-meter hurdles (2017-2019). Also won titles in the 2019 60 meters and 2019 4x100 relay. In 2019 was named the USTFCCCA National Indoor and Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year.

Hometown/High school: Chesapeake, Virginia/Grassfield

SOCCER

Deanne Rose

Gold medal: Canada won its first Olympic gold medal in women’s soccer, beating Sweden 3-2 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw. Rose had a goal in the shootout.

Position: Forward

How qualified: Selected to Team Canada

UF career: Named to the 2017 All-SEC first team and the SEC Freshman of the Year. Scored 19 goals during her career at Florida.

Hometown/High school: Alliston, Ontario/St. Thomas Aquinas

BASEBALL

Mark Kolozsvary

Silver medal: Team USA lost 2-0 to Japan in final game. In the gold-medal final, Kolozsvary earned his sixth start behind the plate in as many games and caught all eight defensive innings for Team USA. Kolozsvary caught all 54 innings for the United States during their time in Tokyo. Across 21 total at-bats, Kolozsvary went 4-for-21 with two runs, two RBI, two walks and one stolen base. He made just one error over the course of six starts at catcher, posting a .983 fielding percentage.

Position: Catcher

How qualified: Team selection

Tokyo schedule: USA opens July 30 against Israel; Aug. 7 gold-medal game

UF career: Hit .276 as a junior with three home runs and 26 RBIs. Was a member of the 2017 National Championship team.

Hometown/High school: Tavares/Tavares