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Aggie Trio aim for gold at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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TOKYO – For three current and former NM State student-athletes and coaches, the quest for Olympic gold has officially begun.

With the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics officially on the books, a trio of women affiliated with NM State Athletics – Volunteer Assistant Coach in Women’s Track and Field Rachel Dincoff, student-athlete swimming & diving Lina Khiyara and former female golf student-athlete Alena Sharp – are aiming for Olympic medals in their respective events in Japan.

For Dincoff (women’s disc, competing for the United States) and Khiyra (women’s swimming, competing for Morocco), they will have to participate in qualifying rounds for each of their respective events in order to qualify for the medal round. Sharp (who represents Canada), meanwhile, will compete in the women’s four-day individual stroke game.

Aggie fans around the world can follow. A complete list of events, competition dates and competition times for each competing NM State participant can be found below. The links to the specific Olympic site for each event are also located below. These links contain links to the times and results of each event on the specific site. The NBC family of networks will broadcast over 5,000 hours of coverage of Olympic events and a full coverage schedule of all Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games events can be found by visiting this link.

Note: Tokyo, Japan time zone (JST) is 15 hours ahead of MST.

Rachel Dincoff (United States) | Volunteer Assistant Coach in Women’s Track and Field
Olympic event | Women’s discus (qualifying rounds of group A) or women’s discus (qualifying rounds of group B)
Date / Time | Friday July 30 • 6.30 p.m. MT (Group A) | Friday July 30 • 7:55 p.m. MT (Group B)
Location / Place | Olympic Stadium
How / Where to watch | NBC Olympics

Olympic event (if qualified for) | Discus Women (finals / round of medals)
Date / Time | Monday August 2 • 5:00 a.m. MT
Location / Place | Olympic Stadium
How / Where to watch | NBC Olympics

Alena Sharp (Canada) | NM State Women’s Golf student-athlete (1999-03)
Olympic event | Women’s golf (opening round)
Date / Time | Tuesday August 3 | 4:30 p.m. MT
Location / Place | Kasumigaseki Country Club
How / Where to watch | NBC Olympics

Lina Khiyara (Morocco) | NM State Women’s Swimming and Diving Student-Athlete (near 2021)
Olympic event | 200m freestyle (heats)
Date / Time | Monday July 26 | 4:02 AM MT
Location / Place | Tokyo Aquatic Center
How / Where to watch | NBC Olympics

Olympic event (if qualified for) | 200m freestyle (semi-finals)
Date / Time | Monday July 26 | 7:30 p.m. MT
Location / Place | Tokyo Aquatic Center
How / Where to watch | NBC Olympics

Olympic event (if qualified for) | 200m freestyle (finals / medal round)
Date / Time | Tuesday July 27 | 7:41 p.m. MT
Location / Place | Tokyo Aquatic Center
How / Where to watch | NBC Olympics

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