After many impressive performances at the United States Olympic Trials that concluded Sunday, six Razorbacks landed on Team USA for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil.

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The 127-athlete list includes Taylor Ellis-Watson, Tyson Gay, Jarrion Lawson, Sandi Morris, Lexi Weeks and Chrishuna Williams.

Gay will be the only returning Olympian of the six after representing Team USA in 2008 and 2012.

 The five new Arkansas Olympians will train in Fayetteville with their coaches, according to a university press release sent Monday.

The six Razorbacks on Team USA won’t be the only ones headed to Rio, as nine other Hogs qualified for the Olympics.

Below are all 15 athletes and their competitions:

 

Jamaica (4)

Kemoy Campbell – 5,000-meter run

Veronica Campbell-Brown – 200-meter run, 4x100-meter relay

Omar McLeod – 110-meter hurdles

Clive Pullen – Triple jump

 

Nigeria (1)

Regina George – 4x400-meter relay

 

Slovenia (1)

Tina Sutej – Pole vault

 

South Africa (2)

Christine Kalmer – Marathon

Dominique Scott – 10,000-meter run

 

Trinidad & Tobago (1)

Sparkle McKnight – 400-meter hurdles

 

United States (6)

Taylor Ellis-Watson – 4x400-meter relay

Tyson Gay – 4x100-meter relay

Jarrion Lawson – Long jump

Sandi Morris – Pole vault

Lexi Weeks – Pole vault

Chrishuna Williams – 800-meter run

The 2016 track and field events will take place from August 12 to 21. Fans can find the full track and field schedule here.

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