Tennessee native Stamatia Scarvelis will be participating in the Tokyo Olympics this summer as a member of the Greek national track and field team.
Scarvelis announced in an Instagram post that she will participate in the hammer throw.
“Dreams becoming reality. This is truly greater than just me..it took a whole damn village,” Scarvelis said on Instagram.
An American of Greek heritage, Scarvelis’ personal record of 71.33 meters ranks second all-time among female hammer throwers in the country.
Scarvelis attended the University of Tennessee from 2016-19 after transferring from UCLA.
She won the SEC championships in the hammer throw (2018) and weight throw (2019) and hammer throw (2019).