Team Coca‑Cola's Global Athlete Roster Revealed Ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024


The Coca‑Cola Company today announced its global roster of athletes representing Team Coca‑Cola. The team comprises dozens of competitors with diverse identities and talents and will “Celebrate Everyday Greatness” by championing the little moments of personal excellence that help them make their mark on the world.  

“Whether I’m participating in competition or navigating the road of life, each day provides me with the opportunity to tap into the greatness that lives inside me,” said Paralympian and Team Coca‑Cola athlete Kadeena Cox. “From pushing past my own insecurities on the track to serving as a source of strength an inspiration for friends, family and fans around the world, I always take time to cherish the small moments that point me to everyday greatness.” 

The group of established and emerging athletes from across the globe were hand-picked to carry the torch of the company’s longstanding partnership with the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Each brings a unique perspective and unwavering passion for greatness that gives Team Coca‑Cola its magic.

“Each Team Coca‑Cola athlete embodies the daily commitment and dedication required to make their mark on the world," said Brad Ross, VP Global Sports & Entertainment Marketing and Partnerships. “It’s an honor to bring together these world-class individuals and herald the work they do every day that build into bigger victories for themselves and everyone around them.”  

Team Coca‑Cola represents the latest generation of world-class athletes – from defending Gold Medalists like U.S. Olympian Athing Mu to rising stars looking to make their debut at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024, as well as leading athlete voices from across the globe:

Sean McColl (Canada)
Sport Climbing (Olympic Games)
Canadian Sport Climber Sean McColl is looking to make his second appearance at the Olympic Games after competing in the same event in Tokyo 2020. Beyond the Olympic Games, Sean is a four-time overall World Champion, as well as a five-time World Cup event title winner, earning him a career total of 23 podium finishes. In addition to his professional sporting career, Sean has put his Sport Climbing skills to good use, appearing in four seasons of the hit TV series American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. The World.

Mathilde Gros (France)
Track Cycling (Olympic Games)
On the heels of her recent Silver Medal performance at the Tissot Track Nations Cup, French Track Cyclist Mathilde Gros is on a mission to make her second appearance at the Olympic Games Paris 2024 after competing for the first time in Tokyo 2020. No stranger to the winner's podium, Mathilde has had an impressive showing in competition throughout her career, earning back-to-back European Gold Medals in 2018 and 2019, as well as the title of Gold Medal World Champion in 2022.

Kadeena Cox (UK)
Para Cycling & Para Athletics (Paralympic Games)
Throughout her impressive career in Para Cycling and Para Athletics, Kadeena Cox has earned a staggering 21 medals in competition, including a combined three Gold Medals in Tokyo 2020 and Rio 2016, making her the only Black British cyclist to win a Gold Medal in the Olympic or Paralympic Games. Most recently, Kadeena took home first place and the Gold Medal at the Paracycling World Championships, becoming a World Champion for the third straight year as she sets her sights on qualifying for the Paralympic Games Paris 2024. Outside of competition, Kadeena is also the owner of KC Academy, which supports aspiring cyclists from diverse backgrounds.

Emma Twigg (New Zealand)
Rowing (Olympic Games)
After capturing Gold in Rowing at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, New Zealand’s own Emma Twigg has officially punched her ticket for Paris 2024, making this her fifth appearance at the Olympic Games. Emma first competed at the Olympic Games in 2008 and returned to represent her country in 2012, 2016 and 2020.

Daniel Smrokowski (U.S.)
Team Coca‑Cola Athlete
Daniel is a well-known columnist and the founder and host of the award-winning podcast, Special Chronicles, which has released over 750 episodes over the last 15 years. In recognition of these many accomplishments, Daniel is a recipient of the Matthew Freeman Award for Social Justice for his efforts through media to give people with disabilities a voice.

Florian Jouanny (France)
Para Cycling (Paralympic Games)
Following an outstanding appearance at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, French Para Cyclist Florian Jouanny is navigating the course toward Paris 2024 where he hopes to earn a spot at the upcoming Paralympic Games in his very own home country. In his last appearance at Tokyo 2020, Florian competed in an impressive three separate Para Cycling events, earning a Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal for Team France. In addition to his career as a Paralympian, Florian is a proud Ironman ambassador and also works in partnership with a 3D printing company to make cycling more accessible to physically impaired athletes.

Dimitrij Ovtcharov (Germany)
Table Tennis (Olympic Games)
With his sights set on an incredible fifth appearance at the Olympic Games, German Table Tennis player Dimitrij Ovtcharov has officially qualified for Paris 2024 after making it to the quarterfinals of the ITTF Team Table Tennis World Championships Finals at Busan 2024. Having competed at the Olympic Games in 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020, Dimitrij has earned two Silver and four Bronze Medals in his career and hopes to add to that collection in Paris 2024. Outside of the Olympic Games, Dimitrij is a five-time Champions League winner, as well as a 10-time Gold medalist at the European Championships.

Ramesh Budihal (India)
Indian Surfing star Ramesh Budihal continues to shine following his recent win in the Men’s Open at the 2024 International Surfing Festival in Varkala. Ramesh also took home a major win in 2022, earning the champion title at the Indian Open Surfing Championship.

Harrie Lavreysen (Netherlands)
Cycling (Olympic Games)
Following an impressive showing at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Dutch Track Cyclist Harrie Lavreysen of Netherlands is looking to qualify for Paris 2024 and once again climb to the top of the podium. At Tokyo 2020, his first appearance at the Olympic Games, Harrie won two Gold Medals in Track Cycling for Sprint and Team Sprint, and an additional Bronze Medal for Men’s Keirin.

Tyler Wright (Australia)
Surfing (Olympic Games)
Australian Surfing phenom Tyler Wright can now add the title of Olympian to her name, officially qualifying for Paris 2024 after making the finals at this year’s World Surf League competition. Before reaching the Olympic stage, Tyler wowed the Surfing world as the youngest winner of a Championship Tour event at 14. Since then, Tyler has captured back-to-back World Titles in 2016 and 2017 and has amassed an impressive 16 WSL Championship Tour event wins throughout her career.

Athing Mu (U.S.)
Track & Field (Olympic Games)
Following her star-making performance at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, two-time U.S. Track & Field Gold Medalist Athing Mu is full steam ahead toward punching her ticket to Paris 2024. Since her high-profile Gold Medal wins in 2020, Athing has earned a Gold Medal at the World Championships in 2022, as well as a Bronze Medal in 2023. Since capturing her first Olympic Gold Medal at the age of 19, Athing has held the record as the youngest woman in history to hold Olympic and World Titles in an individual Track & Field event.

Alberto Abarza (Chile)
Swimming (Paralympic Games)
Hoping to make his third appearance at the Paralympic Games, Chilean Swimmer Alberto Abarza is currently working toward Paris 2024 following appearances in Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020. During Tokyo 2020, Alberto secured a Gold Medal in the Men’s 100 m Backstroke and two Silver Medals in Men’s 200 m Freestyle and Men’s 200 m Backstroke. Outside of his impressive Paralympic Games career, Alberto is also a triple Parapan American Games Champion and a four-time World Bronze Medalist.

As a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and Presenting Partner of the Paris 2024 Olympic Torch Relay, The Coca‑Cola Company will refresh athletes, officials and spectators with its diverse portfolio of beverages. Additional online and on-the-ground activations for Paris 2024 will unite fans to celebrate the magic of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.