University of Arizona international athletes set to compete at Paris 2024 Olympic Games

July 9, 2024
Graphic image with text reading Wildcats in Paris next to an image of the Eiffel tower.

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The University of Arizona tradition of producing world-class athletes continues as several international students from U of A are set to compete in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Leading up to this year's event, U of A boasts 122 Olympians who have collectively made 187 appearances and earned 74 medals. The university’s athletes have secured 36 gold, 24 silver, and 14 bronze medals in previous games. 

This year, domestic and international Wildcats who have played for or coached at the University of Arizona during their careers will be performing on the world's largest stage. Here, we feature some of the University of Arizona international athletes who have already qualified to compete for their home countries in Paris this summer:

U of A Swimmer Ralph Daleiden


Ralph Daleiden

Daleiden will be a junior at Arizona during the 2024-25 season and has qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 50, 100 and 200 free events in each of his first two seasons.

Competing for Luxembourg in Swimming (100m free)




U of A Swimmer Jorge Iga


Jorge Iga 

Iga lettered at Arizona for four seasons (2017-20) and earned Honorable Mention All-American honors in 2018 in the 400 & 800 free relays.

Competing for Mexico in Swimming (100 free, 200 free)




U of A Golfer Bianca Pagdanganan


Bianca Pagdanganan

Pagdanganan played the final two seasons of her college career at Arizona (2018, 2019), where she helped the Wildcats capture the NCAA Team Championship in 2018 and then finished third individually at the 2019 NCAA Championship.

Competing for the Philippines in Women's Golf




U of A Swimmer Maryam Sheikhalizadehkhanghah


Maryam Sheikhalizadehkhanghah

Sheikhalizadehkhanghah will be a sophomore at Arizona during the 2024-25 season. 

Competing for Azerbaijan in Swimming (50m Freestyle)




U of A Track & Field athlete Giancarla Trevisan


Giancarla Trevisan

Trevisan competed at Arizona for three seasons (2014-16) and was a top performer in the 400 events.

Competing for Italy in Track & Field (4x400m relay)




Read more about the Wildcats competing this year in Going for gold: U of A's Delaney Schnell among several Wildcats heading to Paris Olympics a UA News article.

For the complete and up-to-date list of U of A athletes competing in this year’s Olympic Games and a list of former Wildcats that could potentially earn a spot on their home country's Olympic team for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, please visit


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