Olympics Olympic Athletes Born in Kentucky

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This is a list of Olympic athletes born in Kentucky, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Kentucky 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.

These are the most prominent people from Kentucky who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Kentucky Olympians were born in Kentucky, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. Muhammad Ali and Allan Houston are included in this list, among many other famous Olympians.

If you enjoyed this list of Olympic athletes from Kentucky, head on over and check out this list of famous Olympians from Louisiana.

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Adrian Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Kentucky
age 81

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Allan Houston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Kentucky
age 46

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Brad Wilkerson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Kentucky

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Caroline Burckle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Kentucky

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Buddy Edelen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Kentucky
Buddy Edelen Died at 60 (1937-1997)

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Elaine Breeden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Kentucky

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Eugene Oberst is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Kentucky
Died at 90 (1901-1991)

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Jon Rauch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Kentucky
age 39

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Lucy Tyler-Sharman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Kentucky

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Mary T. Meagher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Kentucky

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Mike Silliman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Kentucky
Died at 56 (1944-2000)

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Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Kentucky
age 76

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Nate Dusing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Kentucky
age 39

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Nathaniel Cartmell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Kentucky
Died at 84 (1883-1967)

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Percy Beard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Kentucky
Percy Beard Died at 82 (1908-1990)

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Ralph Beard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Kentucky
Died at 80 (1927-2007)

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Tamara McKinney is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Kentucky

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Tyson Gay is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Kentucky
age 35

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Wallace Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Kentucky
Died at 88 (1926-2014)