These famous Olympians from North Carolina have achieved some of the highest honors in sports history just by qualifying for the Olympics. Most athletes never get such a prestigious opportunity. Not all these athletes took home the gold. Nevertheless, just showing up and trying brought pride to the Tar Heel State. These people took on a great honor by representing their country at the games.
Which Olympians were born in North Carolina? From icons like Sugar Ray Leonard, Ricky Berens, and Seth Wescott to rising stars like Lowell Bailey, browse this list to find out!