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Olympic Athletes Born in Iowa

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Updated February 15, 2018 13.7k views 21 items

These famous Olympians from Iowa have achieved some of the highest honors in sports history just by qualifying for the Olympics. Most athletes will never be chosen to represent their countries so - even if they didn't bring home the medal - these competitors made Iowa proud. Athletes include everyone from Shawn Johnson to Dan Gable.

This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Iowa?" and "Which Olympians were born in Iowa?"

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Shawn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Iowa
Age: 27
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Amanda Weir is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Iowa
Age: 32
3
Al Feuerbach is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Iowa
Al Feuerbach Age: 71
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Ben Askren is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Iowa
Age: 34
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Dan Gable is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Iowa
Dan Gable Age: 70
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Doug Schwab is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Iowa
Doug Schwab Age: 38
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Frank Irons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Iowa
Dec. at 56 (1886-1942)
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Frank Wykoff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Iowa
Dec. at 71 (1909-1980)
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Herman Groman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Iowa
Dec. at 72 (1882-1954)
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Jennifer Barringer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Iowa
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Jon Koncak is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Iowa
Age: 55
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Kenneth Sitzberger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Iowa
Dec. at 39 (1945-1984)
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Mike Burton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Iowa
Age: 71
14
Morgan Taylor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Iowa
Dec. at 72 (1903-1975)
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Nancy Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Iowa
Age: 40
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Nat Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Iowa
Dec. at 72 (1895-1967)
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Natasha Kaiser-Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Iowa
Natasha Kaiser-Brown Age: 51
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Sabin Carr is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Iowa
Sabin Carr Dec. at 79 (1904-1983)
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Lolo Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Iowa
KadiDeGeest added Age: 36
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Kip Janvrin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Iowa
opclassroom added Kip Janvrin Age: 53
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Randy Wilson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Iowa
opclassroom added Randy Wilson

800 Meter Track Athlete - 1980 Olympic Team Member ( the Moscow Olympics were boycotted by the United States) -  800m PR 1:45.21 (The gold medal in 1980 was won by Steve Ovett in 1:45.4)