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Four Golden Flashes Post Top-20 Finishes at Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO — Kent State was represented well at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics with four graduates placing in the top-20 of their respective events.

The Golden Flashes had five graduates that competed overall, breaking the school's previous record of four Olympians at the Munich Games in 1972.

Danniel Thomas-Dodd finished 13th in women's shot put with a throw of 18.37m (60'-3.25"), which was just 0.2m short of advancing to the finals. The Westmoreland, Jamaica native improved upon her performances at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics by 13 spots.

Corey Conners also placed 13th in men's golf, which featured a field of 60 competitors.