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Aug 06, 2021

Kailen Sheridan Wins Soccer Gold with Team Canada

Kailen Sheridan Wins Soccer Gold with Team Canada

Two-time All-ACC goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan has won an Olympic Gold Medal at the Tokyo Games for Team Canada in Women’s Soccer after the Canadians defeated Sweden in penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw. The medal is the second for Sheridan, who was a reserve in 2016, earned a bronze medal as an alternate prior to her final season at Clemson.

Sheridan joins Patricia Mamona as Clemson graduates with Olympic medals this year. Mamona claimed silver in the triple jump for Portugal last week.

In all, former Clemson athletes have now claimed 11 gold medals, with this being the first in women’s soccer.

“Congratulations to Kailen and to Canada on winning the gold medal,” said Head Coach Eddie Radwanski. “What an incredible moment for Kailen, and we are so happy for her and proud of her. Kailen has been able to chase her dreams since her time at Clemson and achieving one of those incredible moments in winning an Olympic gold medal is phenomenal!  She continues to be a great representative and ambassador of Clemson and Clemson Soccer.  I am just a happy coach and seeing someone you care about win on the global stage like the Olympics is awesome!”

1984—Los Angeles, California
Noel LobanWrestlingGreat Britain190 poundsBronze
Michelle RichardsonWomen’s SwimmingUnited States800 FreeSilver
Desai WilliamsMen's TrackCanada4X100 RelayBronze
Tony SharpeMen's TrackCanada4X100 RelayBronze
1988—Seoul, South Korea
*Mike MilchinBaseballUnited StatesPitcherGold
*Mitzi KremerWomen's SwimmingUnited States4X100 Free RelayBronze
1992-Bacelona, Spain
Mark McKoyMen's TrackCanada110 hurdlesGold
Gigi FernandezWomen's TennisUnited StatesDoublesGold
#James TrappMen’s TrackUnited States4X100 RelayGold
1996-Atlanta, Georgia
Kim GrahamWomen's TrackUnited States4X400 RelayGold
*Carlton ChambersMen's TrackCanada4X100 RelayGold
Gigi FernandezWomen's TennisUnited StatesWomen's DoublesGold
*Kris BensonBaseballUnited StatesPitcherBronze
*Billy KochBaseballUnited StatesPitcherBronze
*Matt LeCroyBaseballUnited StatesCatcher/DHBronze
2000-Sydney, Australia
Sam HensonWrestlingUnited States54 kg (119.5 lbs)Silver
2004—Athens, Greece
Shawn CrawfordTrackUnited States200 MetersGold
Shawn CrawfordTrackUnited States4X100 RelaySilver
Michelle BurgherWomen’s TrackJamaica4X400 RelayBronze
2008---Beijing, China
Shawn CrawfordTrackUnited States200 MetersSilver
Dwight ThomasTrackJamaica4X100 RelayGold
2016-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Brianna RollinsWomen’s TrackUnited States100 HurdlesGold
*Kailen SheridanWomen's SoccerCanadaGKBronze
2020-Tokyo, Japan
Patricia MamonaWomen’s TrackPortugalTriple JumpSilver
Kailen SheridanWomen's SoccerCanadaGKGold
* Indicates student-athlete won the medal in year they were Clemson student.
#Trapp did not run in the final, but had run in prelims and was awarded a medal.