Who is Rudy Winkler dating? Record-holder Olympian's girlfriend is a star Cornell law student

Rutgers alum and American record holder Rudy Winkler has his eyes set on gold at the hammer throw event in the Tokyo Olympics

                            Who is Rudy Winkler dating? Record-holder Olympian's girlfriend is a star Cornell law student
Rudy WInkler with girlfriend Olivia Foster (Instagram/throwrw)

Rutgers alum and American record holder Rudy Winkler will attempt to throw for Gold at this year's Olympics in Tokyo. The former Big Ten and national champion is competing in his second Olympics in the hammer throw event on Wednesday, August 4. 

Japan went ahead with this year's Olympics, even as games-related Covid-19 cases continue to rise, leading to several athletes pulling out of the event. With Tokyo facing a triple health threat, the Summer Games were very close to being canceled last minute. But that is not on the cards for Rudy Winkler, a Cornell graduate who's ready to show off both his brains and brawn during the hammer throw finals on Wednesday.


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MEAWW recently reported on the love lives of various Olympians competing in Tokyo, including Rohan Browning, who beat Yohan Blake at the men's 100m sprint heat, and sprinter Trayvon Bromwell. Norwegian hurdler Karsten Warholm shattered his own world record at the Tokyo Olympics and his girlfriend Oda Djuvpik also won a personal battle over cancer recently. Outside of Rudy Winkler's terrific performance, here's what you need to know about his love life. 

Rudy Winkler competes in the Men's Hammer Throw Final on day three of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 20, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

Who is Rudy Winkler dating?

Rudy Winkler's girlfriend is as enterprising as him. Olivia H Foster is a student at Cornell Law School and named as one of the publishing editors of the Cornell Law Review, Vol. 107. According to her LinkedIn profile, Foster is a Juris Doctor (JD), or a Doctor of Law candidate at Cornell. She is a recipient of the CALI Award and made it to the Dean's List in fall 2020. She did her Bachelor's in Government at the university from 2014-2018. 

She is currently working as a Summer Associate at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP in Washington. She had earlier worked as a legal intern, an executive assistant, a clerk intern, and a legislative intern at the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. She also worked as a legislative intern for Senator Richard Blumenthal for five months starting January 2017. 


Foster created the website, teenjury.com, which she ran from 2011 to 2017. It aimed to teach "young Americans about civics and our Constitution." She was a logistics coordinator at the Cornell Political Union from 2015 to 2016. She also interned at the office of the New York State Attorney General that year. Foster was also a family violence victim advocate at the Interval House, Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) in Hartford.

Winkler, the 26-year-old Olympian is now living in Ithaca with Foster, according to Times Union. He won the Olympic trials in Eugene and broke the 25-year-old American record with a throw of 82.71 m. The earlier record was held by Lance Deal, a 1996 Olympic silver medalist, who is now an assistant coach at the University of Oregon, where the meet was held.


Winkler's girlfriend, sister and a handful of pals were among the attendees in Eugene. “That was very special,” the Olympian said to the news outlet. “I’m really glad they were here to be there with me through this.”

This year, Winkler's effort is the second-longest in the world, trailing only Pawel Fajdek of Poland, a four-time world champion. The finals for the hammer throw event are set to kick off on Wednesday, August 4, at 7:15 am ET.