Two alumni have worked their way into the Olympics through hard work and determination. Tyrone Smith and Shawn Wallace both competed at the latest Summer Olympics in 2016  and showcased Miner grit.

Smith, a 2007 S&T graduate in history, has competed three times at the Summer Olympics – in 2008, 2012 and 2016. The Bermudian athlete competed in the men’s long jump during the track and field events. At the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016, he was the flag bearer for his country at the Parade of Nations during the opening ceremony.

Wallace, a 2017 graduate in civil engineering, is a record holder for his home country of Palau. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, he set a Palauan national record when he swam the men’s 50-meter freestyle in 26.78 seconds. Wallace has been swimming since he was just eight years old.

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