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Rudy Winkler throws the hammer at the 2016 NCAA Track & Field Championships.

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Rudy Winkler ’17 headed to Tokyo for Olympic Games

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By Brandon Thomas for the Cornell Chronicle

 

The long wait for the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics will finally end this week, and when it does Cornell will be represented by five alumni - including Info Sci's Rudy Winkler '17, competing in five sports.

Winkler will be making a return trip to the Games, after his 18th-place finish in the hammer throw in Rio. An information science major, Winkler has continued to ascend on the world stage after winning an NCAA outdoor championship in 2017 and capturing All-America honors three times in the hammer throw and twice in the weight throw.

Winkler will arrive in Tokyo on a roll after dominating the field at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials. He had the top six throws of the night, breaking a 25-year-old American record in the process.

 

Read more about the althletes in this Cornell Chronicle story