These famous Olympians from Illinois have achieved some of the highest honors in sports history just by qualifying for the Olympics, as most athletes will never be chosen to represent their countries. While not all of these athletes took home the gold, they all made their home state proud. Both up and coming competitors - like Bradie Tennell and Michael Glasdor - as well as players from history are listed below for you to peruse.
Which Olympians were born in Illinois? Read up on that here! After you are finished with this list, head on over and check out the best Olympians born in Utah.