5 LDS Olympians Who’ve Won Medals This Olympics

5 LDS Olympians Who’ve Won Medals This Olympics

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Now that another Olympic Games has passed, here are five athletes who took home a medal.

Sami Hill


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The goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s water polo team, Sami Hill, makes a habit of taking first place. From the 2013 Canada Cup to the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Hill has helped her team take first place with amazing saves.

And now, Hill has helped the U.S. women’s team take home a gold medal after they defeated Italy 12 to 5 in the final game.

Born in Hawaii, Hill went to college at the Univeristy of California in Los Angeles before joining the Santa Barbara Water Polo Foundation.

Taylor Sander

Standing at 6-feet 4-inches, Taylor Sander is a force to be reckoned with. A wing spiker for the U.S. men’s volleyball team, Sander helped his team come from behind to win three consecutive sets and a bronze medal after they stood two sets behind the Russian team.

โ€œIโ€™m going to the locker room and take a deep breath and just enjoy it,โ€ Sander told the Deseret News.

โ€œThis experience has been really hard, and it means a lot to me for sure,โ€ he added.

The former BYU player is a four-time All-American and was the American Volleyball Coaches Associationโ€™s National Player of the Year in 2014.

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