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Waves’ 2020 Olympic Recap: Women Lead the Way

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The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, which took place in 2021, saw a rise of new challenges from the pandemic, with masking, testing and social distancing. Despite the obstacles, athletes rose to the occasion and to the podium.

From Pepperdine Athletics, eight former Waves competed at the games. Three women brought home medals for their countries, the most female Pepperdine medalists at a single Olympics to date. Pepperdine has a total metal count of eight gold, eight silver and six bronze over 17 competitions since 1964.

U.S. indoor volleyball player Kim Hill, U.