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Info Sci Major Rudy Winkler Competing in 2016 Summer Olympics

Cornell Information Science major Rudy Winkler '17 is representing his university and his country in this summer's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as a Team USA hammer thrower. He will compete starting on August 17 in the track and field event. With his best throw of more than 251 feet at the Olympic Trials, Rudy has the opportunity to make a name for himself on the international stage. He already holds the Cornell, Ivy League and Heptagonal records and was the 2016 NCAA runner-up. Rudy joins an illustrious group of Cornellians, 105 to date, who have competed in the Olympics and won a total of 55 medals.