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Meet Your New York City Olympians

Meet the local athletes from New York who will be competing in the 2012 Olympic Games, including six from New York City.


They've put in innumerable hours of sweat, blood and tears to get where they are today. They are among the best of the best and are ready to prove their mettle. Beginning Friday, July 27, 529 athletes from 45 states will represent the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

They are competing in events as diverse as athletics, fencing, rowing, soccer and basketball. From swimmer Katie Ledecky, 15, to 54-year-old equestrian jumper Karen O’Connor, these Games represent the culmination of all the hard work and dedication they've put in to win the coveted medal.

It's time to meet the Olympians from New York, including six from New York City.

Here are a few quick facts about the New Yorkers who will be representing us in London:


Olympians from New York City:


Lia Neal (See our )
Sex : Female 
Competing in Swimming 
Event / position / class : 400 Free Relay
Age : 17
From: Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Tina Charles 
Sex : Female 
Competing in Basketball 
Event / position / class : Center 
Age : 23
From : Jamaica, Queens (Currently lives in Uncasville, Conn.)

Cullen Jones 
Sex : Male 
Competing in Swimming 
Event / position / class : 50m free; 100m free; 400m free relay 
Age : 28
From : The Bronx

John Orozco 
Sex : Male 
Competing in Gymnastics 
Event / position / class : Artistic
Age : 19
From : The Bronx

Marcus Browne
Sex : Male
Competing in Boxing
Event / position / class: Light Heavyweight
Age: 21
From: Staten Island

Kara Goucher
Sex : Female
Competing in Women's Marathon
Event / position / class : Long-distance runner
Age: 34
From : Queens (Currently lives in Portland, Ore.)


Other New York State Olympians:

Sue Bird 
Sex : Female 
Competing in Basketball 
Event / position / class : Guard
Age : 31
From : Syosset

Debbie Capozzi
Sex : Female
Competing in Sailing
Event / position / class : Elliott 6m
Age : 31
From : Bayport

Maria Michta 
Sex : Female 
Competing in Race Walk 
Event / position / class : Race Walk
Age : 26
From : Nesconset/Sachem High School graduate

Lopez Lomong
Sex : Male
Competing in Athletics
Event / position / class : 5,000m
Age : 27
From : Marietta

Meghan Usnicki
Sex : Female
Competing in Rowing
Event / position / class : Eight
Age : 29
From : Naples

Erik Storck
Sex : Male
Competing in Sailing
Event / position / class : 49er
Age : 27
From : Huntington

Jason Turner
Sex : Male
Competing in Shooting
Event / position / class : 10m Air Pistol
Age : 37
From : Rochester

Abby Wambach
Sex : Female
Competing in Soccer
Event / position / class : Forward
Age : 32
From : Rochester

McLain Ward
Sex : Male
Competing in Equestrian
Event / position / class : Show Jumping, Individual, Team
Age : 36
From : Brewster


Looking for a way to celebrate the Olympics locally? You can find local events for Olympic Fun Day on July 28 on the Let’s Move website, which has a page about how to set up your own local Olympics

Also check out our Directory and Events Calendar for listings of places where you can learn and participate in Olympic sports ranging from basketball to karate, gymnastics, swimming and more.

Jenny July 23, 2012 at 06:57 PM
I look forward to watching them all. Thanks for grouping them this way.


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