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Corn Nation’s Complete Guide to Watching Huskers at the Olympics

Here is a look at the eight Huskers competing at the Tokyo Olympics

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Eight Huskers will be competing in the Tokyo Olympics beginning this weekend. This continues a streak of 17 consecutive summer Olympics dating back to 1956 where Huskers have appeared in the quadrennial event. In total, Huskers have earned a total 50 Olympic medals, including 12 Gold Medals, 13 Silver Medals and 25 Bronze Medals. At the Summer Olympics, Huskers have won 47 medals, including 11 Gold Medals, 11 Silver Medals and 25 Bronze Medals.

Let’s take a look at who is competing in these Olympics and when you can watch them.

3-on-3 Basketball

Keisei Tominaga (Japan)

Tominaga hails from Moriyama, Japan and will compete in the 3X3 basketball tournament before joining the Nebraska men’s basketball team this fall. His parents were both basketball players in Japan so I guess things run in the family.

When to watch live (converted to Central Time)

Japan vs Poland (July 24th at 5:05 am)

Japan vs Belgium (July 24th at 8:25 am)

Japan vs Netherlands (July 25th at 5:05 am)

Japan vs Latvia (July 25th at 8:25 am)

Japan vs Serbia (July 26th at 10:00 pm)

Japan vs Russia (July 27th at 1:00 am)

Japan vs China (July 28th at 1:05 am)

Road Cycling

Amber Neben (USA)

Neben won the UCI World Time Trial in 2008 and 2016 as well as the USA national road race championship in 2017. Neben will be the oldest Husker to ever compete in the Olympics when road cycling kicks off on Sunday morning.

When to watch live (converted to Central Time)

Women’s individual road race - July 24th at 11:00 pm


Beatriz Padron (Costa Rica)

Padron will be competing in the 200m freestyle and is one of 12 Costa Ricans participating in the Tokyo Olympics. One fun fact is that Costa Rica’s 3 of 4 all-time Olympic medals have come in one event: the 200m freestyle.

When to watch live (converted to Central Time)

Women’s 200m Freestyle Heats - July 26th starting at 5:02 am

Women’s 200m Freestyle Semis - July 26th starting at 8:30 pm

Women’s 200m Freestyle Final - July 27th at 8:41 pm

Track & Field

Mate Koroknai (Hungary)

The Debrecen, Hungary native graduated from Nebraska in 2017. In 2020, he ran the 19th fastest 400m hurdle time of that year (49.71) in his native country of Hungary. He will be one of 163 Hungarian athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympics.

When to watch live (converted to Central Time)

Men’s 400m Hurdles Round 1 - July 29th starting at 8:55 pm

Men’s 400m Hurdles Semis - August 1st starting at 7:05 am

Men’s 400m Hurdles Final - August 2nd at 10:20 pm


Jordan Larson, Kelsey Robinson and Justine Wong-Orantes (USA)

Larson will be participating in her fourth and final Olympics. She has won every major accolade in her volleyball career except for one Olympic gold medal. Robinson will be participating in her second Olympics and is expected to be a key component of the American attack. Wong-Orantes joins the team in her first Olympics where she will be the starting libero.

The USA Volleyball team has won all three FIVB Nations League titles since its inception in 2018 and is currently ranked the #1 women’s team in the world. Can they win their first Olympic gold medal?

When to watch live (converted to Central Time)

USA vs Argentina (July 24th at 9:05 pm)

USA vs China (July 26th at 9:05 pm)

USA vs Turkey (July 29th at 7:45 am)

USA vs Russia (July 30th at 9:05 pm)

USA vs Italy (August 1st at 9:05 pm)

Beach Volleyball

Sarah Pavan (Canada)

Pavan has made quite a name for herself on the beach volleyball circuit. She and her playing partner Melissa Humana-Paredes won gold at the 2019 Beach Volleyball World Championships. After finishing 5th with a different partner in the Rio Olympics, Pavan will be going for gold in Tokyo!

When to watch live (converted to Central Time)

Canada vs Netherlands (July 23rd at 10:00 pm)

Canada vs Germany (July 25th at 10:00 pm)

Canada vs Switzerland (July 27th at 8:00 pm)

Corn Nation will be providing updated coverage throughout the next two weeks for all the Huskers competing in the Olympics. The first Olympics open thread will be posted Friday evening. GO BIG RED!