UC Berkeley’s long tradition of Olympic success dates back to the 1920 Antwerp games. It was there that the U.S. Olympic Rugby team — which included six Cal athletes — captured the university’s first gold in a shocking 8–0 upset over France.
A total of 57 Golden Bears — 49 athletes and 8 coaches — traveled to Tokyo for the most recent Summer Olympic Games, representing 18 different countries and including 10 current students. Golden Bears captured 13 medals (4 gold, 4 silver, 5 bronze) to raise the school’s all-time total to 220 (fourth-highest in the country).
Learn more about Cal Olympians at CalBears.com/Olympics.