Oct 03, 2016

Seven Stephen Schwarzman Grantees Medal in Track and Field Events at Rio Olympics

Last summer, Blackstone’s Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder Steve Schwarzman hosted 10 elite track and field athletes and members of the USATF Foundation staff and Board for lunch at the firm. Joined by 15 Blackstone employees from across the firm, the group discussed the athlete’s hopes for the Rio Olympics and their careers thus far. The group included multiple USATF Foundation Schwarzman Grantees, as featured in this video.

One year later, seven Schwarzman Grantees medaled at the Rio Olympics, taking home nine medals in total. Their names and accomplishments are listed below.

  • Gold Medal
    • Ryan Crouser (Shot put)
    • Dalilah Muhammed (400 hurdles)
    • Jeff Henderson (Long Jump)
    • Tori Bowie (4x100m relay)

  • Silver Medal
    • Nia Ali (100 hurdles)
    • Tori Bowie (100m)
    • Joe Kovacs (Shot put)

  • Bronze Medal
    • Kristi Castlin (100 hurdles)
    • Tori Bowie (200m)

To read the full press release highlighting Steve’s support of the USATF Foundation, please click here