Louisville’s Olympics Update: August 20

Louisville’s Olympics Update: August 20

(Cover photo: Angel McCoughtry, far left, with Team USA Women’s Basketball. Credit: USA Basketball)

Ashli McLean

Get ready as we prepare to bring you details for the 2016 Women In Sports Honors (WISH) happening on Sept. 20, well as our #40and4 campaign!

But for now, here’s today’s update from the 2016 Olympic Games on women from the city of Louisville or the University of Louisville who are competing in Rio:

Angel McCoughtry – Team USA Basketball

Congratulations to McCoughtry and Team USA for winning the USA’s sixth-straight Olympic gold medal after defeating Spain 101-72 on Aug. 20.

Coming up next…

Oksana Masters – Team USA Paralympics Road Cycling

Among the 4,000 most talented Paralympic athletes across the globe, Louisville’s Oksana Masters is a three-sport athlete who will be competing in her second Paralympics. She is a graduate of Atherton High and holds an amazing story of growing up in an orphanage in Ukraine and later being adopted by a U of L professor Gay Masters. She was nominated for the 2016 ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete with a Disability.

This go-around, Masters will be competing for a medal in road cycling. Her race is scheduled for Sept. 14 (exact time TBA).

To see the list of the eight women from either the city of Louisville or the University of Louisville competing in the 2016 Olympics, click here.