Five Pack athletes competing in Rio
RALEIGH Five student-athletes from N.C. State’s swimming and diving and rifle programs are set to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, slated to start Saturday.
Simonas Bilis, Soren Dahl, Ryan Held and Anton Ipsen will represent the Wolfpack’s swimming and diving program, while Lucas Kozeniesky will represent the rifle team. Held and Kozeniesky are members of Team USA, while Dahl and Ipsen are Denmark natives and Bilis hails from Lithuania.
Bilis will swim the 50m and 100m freestyle, Dahl will compete on Denmark’s 4x200m free relay, Held qualified for the USA’s 4x100m free relay, while Ipsen will swim the 400m and 1,500m free and Kozeniesky will compete in the men’s air rifle competition.
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