Intel today announced that it supports four athletes representing Intel at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the first to join Intel for the Tokyo Olympics. They are Ashton Eaton, Lex Gillette, Nneka Ogwumike and Noah Lyles, from track and field, Paralympic sand, basketball and athletics, and have joined Intel as ambassadors for the upcoming Olympics.
They will also work with Intel on official IOC athlete support programs, such as Athlete 365, and provide feedback on how Intel technology empowers athletes and the sports ecosystem.
Ashton Eaton, who has won gold medals in track and field, is the third Olympic decathlon gold medalist (2012 and 2016) and has won five gold medals at the decathlon and heptathlon world championships.
Eaton currently works as a product development engineer at Intel and is committed to integrating key technologies into the game.
Lex Gillette has competed in the Paralympics four times and won silver medals in track and field (2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016), including in the 100m and long jump, and nine world championship medals.
Although blind from the age of 8, he is also an inspirational speaker and an athlete mentor for the “Class Champion”.
Nneka Ogwumike has used her success in college, professional and international basketball to support women’s empowerment, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, and health promotion.
She was selected in the 2012 WNBA Draft, was named WNBA Rookie of the Year that same year, was selected to the WNBA All-Star Team six times, was a member of the 2016 WNBA champion Los Angeles Sparks and president of the WNBA Players Union.
Noah Lyle holds the indoor 300-meter world record with a time of 31.87 seconds and won gold in the 200m at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games and the 2019 World Athletics Championships.
He has overcome many of his ordeals from childhood, including childhood asthma, bullying, academic difficulties, adult attention deficit, and depression.