Six USC athletes are competing in Tokyo Games

University of the Sunshine Coast

The University of the Sunshine Coast is cheering on its six athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympic Games in the sports of swimming, marathon swimming, softball and cycling.

Profiles on each of the six athletes are featured on the USC website

There are two USC students in Tokyo, with Master of Teaching (Secondary) student Kaia Parnaby in the Australian softball team and Computer Science student William (Bill) Thorley representing Hong Kong in the 10km open water marathon swimming.

Two USC alumni are in the mix, with Sport and Exercise Science graduate Leah Neale part of the 4x200m freestyle team and Primary Education graduate Kareena Lee in the 10km open water marathon swimming.

And two representatives of USC’s High Performance Sporting teams are competing. They are swimmer Kaylee McKeown (USC Spartans Swimming Club) in the 100m and 200m backstroke events; and track cyclist Maeve Plouff (USC-based Pro Racing Sunshine Coast) in the team pursuit event and possibly the Madison (relay).

The remaining schedule of events for the USC-affiliated athletes is below (with times all in AEST):

Saturday 24 July

Kaia Parnaby in Australian team, softball opening round against Canada at 11am. Link here.

Sunday 25 July

Kaylee McKeown in 100m backstroke heats from 8.02pm. Link here.

Kaia Parnaby in Australian team, softball opening round against USA at 11am. Link here.

Monday 26 July

Kaylee McKeown in 100m backstroke semi-finals from 12.53pm. Link here.

Kaia Parnaby in Australian team, softball opening round against Mexico at 9pm. Link here.

Tuesday 27 July

MAYBE: Kaylee McKeown in 100m backstroke final at 11.51am. Link here.

MAYBE: Softball bronze medal game at 2pm, Softball gold medal game at 9pm. Link here.

Wednesday 28 July

Leah Neale in 4 x 200m freestyle relay heats from 9:34pm. Link here.

Thursday 29 July

Kaylee McKeown in 200m backstroke heats from 9.08pm. Link here.

Leah Neale in 4 x 200m freestyle relay heats from 1.31pm. Link here.

Friday 30 July

MAYBE: Kaylee McKeown in 200m backstroke semi-finals from 12.35pm. Link here.

Saturday 31 July

MAYBE: Kaylee McKeown in 200m backstroke final 11.37pm. Link here.

Sunday 1 August

POSSIBLY: Kaylee McKeown in the 4x100m medley relay 12.15pm. Link here.

Monday 2 August

MAYBE: Maeve Plouff in women’s team pursuit qualifying race at 4.54pm. Link here.

Tuesday 3 August

Maeve Plouff in women’s team pursuit first round heats from 3.30pm. Link here.

MAYBE: Maeve Plouff in women’s team pursuit finals from 5.05pm. Link here.

Wednesday 4 August

Kareena Lee in women’s 10km marathon swimming at 6.30pm. Link here.

POSSIBLY: Maeve Plouff in women’s Madison final at 5.15pm. Link here.

Thursday 5 August

William (Bill) Thorley, competing for Hong Kong in men’s marathon swimming at 7.30pm. Link here.

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