San Diego’s 2012 Olympic Athletes

Locals in action at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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UCSD engineering school graduate Tim Hornsby qualified for the semifinal in the first ever K-1 200m but failed to advance to the finals.
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Rachel Buehler was all smiles Friday while showing off her gold medal to NBC 7's Steven Luke in London.
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Nicholas Long of Lakeside leads the field during the Men's BMX Cycling Quarter Finals on Day 13
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Brooke Crain sends a shoutout to injured teammate Arielle Martin before a race on the final day of competition.
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Crain (32) passes teammate Alise Post who crashed in a BMX cycling women's semifinal run during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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Women's water polo players pose with the U.S. flag after they win the elusive gold medal Thursday. Two members of the team have San Diego ties - Kelly Rulon of Point Loma and Annika Dries who was born in San Diego.
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Will Claye competing in the triple jump final on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. Claye, a Chula Vista OTC athlete, won bronze for the long jump one week earlier.
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BMX athlete Brooke Crain crashes during preliminary races. Crain is one of the members of the U.S. BMX team that lives and trains at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.
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Brooke Crain is helped up after falling during the Women's BMX Cycling on Day 12
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The men's water polo team with locals as returning members, failed to advance to the finals. Here, Shea Buckner, top left, with teammates Peter Hudnut, left and John Mann of the United States water polo team sit on the bench as they watch the game against Croatia Aug. 8, 2012, in London.
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David Lee, of Alpine, and Richard Lambourne, of Tierrasanta, celebrate the win over Brazil. This was to be their last win as the team failed to advance to the finals.
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Coronado resident Alice Schmidt placed 17th in the semifinals for the 800m and did not qualify for the finals.
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Alice Schmidt of the United States leads the pack in the Women's 800m Round 1 Heats on Day 12.
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In Beijing, Schmidt clocked a 2:02.33 and finished sixth in her opening-round heat. She did not advance. In the heats Wednesday, Schmidt finished with a 2:01.65 finish, more than a second off the leader.
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Brad Walker, seen here competing on August 8, qualified for the finals in the men's pole vault. He ended the qualifying round third in his group with a mark of 5.60.
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Escondido High School graduate Sarah Attar competes in the Women's 800m for Saudia Arabia. She made history as the first female to compete in Track and Field for the country.
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Alone on the track during the heats, Attar said later "I know I'm not the fastest but this is so much bigger than that." She competed in preliminary heats on August 8, 2012.
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Jessica Cosby competed in the hammer throw on August 8, 2012. The Chula Vista Olympic Training Center athlete ended her Olympic journey without qualifying for the finals.
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Jamie Nieto placed sixth in the Men's High Jump Final, not making it to the podium in London.
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Jamie Nieto reacts after competing in the Men's High Jump Final. Nieto trains at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center.
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Chula Vista Olympic Training Center athlete Kara Patterson competed in the qualifying rounds on Tuesday, Aug. 9 2012.
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Javelin thrower Kara Patterson, who trains in San Diego, competes in the qualifying rounds. She did not make it to the finals.
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San Diego athlete Will Claye won a bronze medal in the men's long jump.
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Will Claye, who trains in Chula Vista, of the competes in the Men's Triple Jump Qualification on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Sarah Hammer of Temecula, a four-time Olympian and world record holder, earned her first Olympic medal.
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(L-R) Silver medalist Sarah Hammer of the United States, Gold medalist Laura Trott of Great Britain, and Annette Edmondson of Australia celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's Omnium Track Cycling on Day 11
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Becky Holliday, who splits her training time between Chula Vista and her home in Arkansas, is seen here competing in pole vault on Aug. 6.
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Holliday qualified for the finals but ended her Olympic competition in ninth position.
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Chula Vista Olympic Training Center athlete, Jarred Rome, is seen here during competition in London.
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Rome finished his discus performance ranked 17th in his group Monday.
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Bronze medalist Will Claye celebrates after the Men's Long Jump Final on Day 8. Claye lived and trained at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center.
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Will Claye of the United States competes in the Men's Long Jump qualification on Day 7
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Temecula's Sarah Hammer (L) along with Villanova grad Dotsie Bausch and Berks County's Lauren Tamayo took home silver in the Women's Team Pursuit Track Cycling on Day 8.
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Tamayo, Bausch, and Hammer are joined by fellow medalist Jennie Reed.
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Stuart Mcnay and Graham Biehl of Point Loma compete in the Men's 470 Sailing on Day 8
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The U.S. Rowing Men's 4 rowing team won bronze on Day 8 of the Games. The team of Glenn Ochal, Henrik Rummel, Charles Cole and Scott Gault train at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center.
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The men's four team poses with gold-medalists Great Britain and silver-medalists Australia on Saturday.
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Steffen Peters, of the United States, waves to the crowd after riding his horse Ravel, in the equestrian dressage competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 3.
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Steffen Peters and Ravel scored 77.705, good for sixth place after the second day of competition.
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In track and field, San Diego runner Amy Hastings finished 11th in the women's 10k with a time of 31:10.69.
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The U.S. men's eight just missed the medal stand finishing with 5:51.48, just behind bronze medalists' Great Britain time of 5:51.18.
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The crew of coxswain Zach Vlahos, Brett Newlin, Jake Cornelius, Steve Kasprzyk, Giuseppe Lanzone, Will Miller, Grant James, Ross James and David Banks spent some time training at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.
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U.S. men's volleyball comes back to beat top-ranked Brazil Thursday. Tierrasanta resident Rich Lambourne told NBC 7 the team rallied to get the job done and end the match down only one of four sets.
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A disappointing day for local athlete Brady Ellison as well. Considered a gold medal prospect as he entered the London 2012 Olympic Games, Ellison watches alongside his coach Wednesday as Australia's Taylor Worth wins the preliminary round.
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Torrey Pines HS grad Soren Thompson was eliminated after his first Olympic match. Thompson, considered one of the world's best in epee, saw his Olympic dreams dashed in the loss to German’s Joerg Fiedler.
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An upset Tuesday helped keep the Olympic dream alive for a few locals. Shannon Taylor (2R) is congratulated by team-mates after scoring the first goal during the Women's Hockey Match against Argentina Tuesday. The team lives and trains in San Diego County.
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Point Loma's Kelly Rulon evades Rita Keszthelyi of Hungary during the Women's Water Polo Preliminary match between Hungary and the United States on Day 3 - Monday, July 30.
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Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty of Australia compete against Anna Tunnicliffe, Debbie Capozzi and Molly O'Bryan Vandemoer of the United States in the Women's Elliott 6m WMR Sailing on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Weymouth Harbour on July 30, 2012. Vandemoer is from Coronado.
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Coronado's Jesse Smith celebrates winning the Men's Water Polo Preliminary Round match against Montenegro with his son Brook on Day 2.
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Tierrasanta's Richard Lambourne celebrates a point in U.S. men's volleyball's first set against Serbia during Men's Volleyball on Day 2.
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San Diego athlete Rachel Buehler of USA during the Women's Football first round Group G match between the United States and DPR Korea on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Old Trafford on July 31, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)
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Ellison, Kaminski and Wukie pose on the medal stand.
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Brady Ellison of the United States celebrates victory in the Men's Team Archery semi final moving the San Diego team into the gold medal match.
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Jake Kaminski, Brady Ellison and Jacob Wukie of the United States celebrate victory as they advance to the gold medal match on Day 1 - Saturday.
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To secure their place in the gold medal match, Ellison, Kaminski and Wukie all shot 10's at the last moment.
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Ellison celebrating after the semi final round was won.
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Graham Biehl and Stuart McNay of the USA talk to the media during a Team USA press conference at the Weymouth & Portland Venue, ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 26, 2012
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U.S. Olympian and San Diego athlete Jamie Nieto talks with an attendee at the U.S. Olympic Committee Benefit Gala on Thursday.
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Local athletes and U.S. Olympians Ried Priddy and Richard Lambourne pose with teammate Clayton Stanley at the U.S. Olympic Committee Benefit Gala.
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Del Mar's Rachel Buehler in action - as she is tackled by an opponent in Team USA's first round Group G Match against France at Hampden Park - July 25, 2012.
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Khatuna Lorig competes in the Women's Team Archery Quarter Final between China and United States on Day 2. Lorig is one of the archers who live and train at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center.
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San Diego State University graduate student Keshia Baker (L) gets the baton from a teammate in the women's 400m on September 2, 2011. Baker will compete in the 4x400 team relay in London.
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For some reason, tourists and spectators have an ability to spot an Olympian and that's no different for local athlete Jamie Nieto.
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Nieto will compet in the men's high jump on Sunday, August 5, 2012.
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U.S. Olympian and San Diego native Molly O'Bryan Vandemoer began sailing in the San Diego Yacht Club Junior Program at age seven.
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Jesse Gey, captured here in competition in April, lives at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center. She'll compete in Field Hockey in London.
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Meb Keflezighi celebrates after winning the men's U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Houston. The San Diego High School alum likes to run near Mammoth Mountain as part of his training.
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Alpine native David Lee, seen here competing in the Beijing Olympics, will compete on the U.S. Men's Volleyball team in London.
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Chula Vista Olympic Training Center resident Brad Walker will compete in the pole vault at the Olympic Summer Games in London.
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Archer Miranda Leek lives and trains at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center. This will be her first Olympics.
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Jessica Cosby will compete in the hammer throw for Team USA. When she's not training in Chula Vista, this Mission Hills resident is volunteering as a coach for SDSU.
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Sean Furey, seen here at the Olympic Trials in June, owns the longest javelin throw in the U.S. for 2012. He'll represent the Chula Vista OTC and TeamUSA in London.
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Connor Fields (R) demonstrates a point to previously qualified fellow Olympic BMX teammate David Herman. Both live at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center.
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Keli Smith-Puzo brought both sons with her while she trained in Chula Vista for four months. At 33 years old, she is the oldest member of the U.S. field hockey team. Second son Ian was born in August 2011.
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Serra High alum Chris Horner pedaled his way to a win at the 2011 Tour of California. He'll now look for gold in London.
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Carmel Valley resident and U.S. Equestrian team member, Steffen Peters, poses for a portrait during the 2012 Team USA Media Summit on May 14, 2012.
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Khatuna Lorig of the US shoots an arrow during the women's individual archery eliminations at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in the Capital Gymnasium in Beijing on August 12, 2008. Lorig is among the archers from the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center who will compete in London.
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La Jollan Carrie Johnson will compete in her third straight Olympics.
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Pole vaulter Becky Holliday trains at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center and will represent the U.S. in London.
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Olympic Gold Medalist and Encinitas resident Reid Priddy will compete for U.S. Volleyball in London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Alice Schmidt, seen here at the U.S. Track and Field Trials in June, lives in Coronado.
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BYU alum Richard Lambourne, center, now calls San Diego home. He'll compete for the U.S. in men's volleyball.
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Athletes (R-L) Giuseppe Lanzone, Brett Newlin, Scott Gault, Charles Cole will compete for U.S. Rowing in London. Here's they're racing together but in competition this summer some will be on the Men's Four while others will be on the Men's Eight.
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BMX athlete Connor Fields, seen here with Donald Trump at a NY event in April, secured his spot on the U.S. Team at trials in Chula Vista, California.
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Chula Vista resident Jamie Nieto earned his spot on TeamUSA with his performance in Day Four of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 25.
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Two-time Olympian Carrie Johnson of San Diego wom the gold at the 2011 Pan American Games, guaranteeing a slot for the 2012 London Games.
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Will Claye, triple jumper, trains at the OTC in Chula Vista. His coach has called him "the best athlete you've never heard of."
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Kelly Rulon, of Point Loma, was named to the U.S. Women's Water Polo team for the 2012 London Olympics. A graduate of University of San Diego HS, now known as Cathedral Catholic High School.
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Glenn Ochal, seen here in a previous competition, will be one of the U.S. Men's Four in London. Ochal trains with other world-class athletes at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.
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Rachel Dawson has represented the USA in countless international competitions including the 2011 and 2007 Pan American Games, 2008 Olympic Games and the 2006 World Cup. She lives and trains with the team in Chula Vista.
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Chula Vista native Desiree Davila (seen here as she finished second in the 2011 Boston Marathon) will be competing in London in U.S. Track and Field Marathon.
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Hilltop High School graduate, Desiree Davila, celebrates at the U.S. Marathon Olympic Trials in January 2012.
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Point Loma's Graham Biehl (seen here with teammate Stu McNay during a 470 Mens Class race) enjoys kiteboarding to help clear the mind and re-energize him for his training schedule.
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San Diegan Soren Thompson, seen here in action at XVI Pan American Games in October 2011, has qualified to return to the Olympics in London 2012. His last appearance was in Athens 2004.
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Two-time Track & Field Olympian Jarred Rome lives and trains at the Chula Vista Training Center, but also finds time to serve as the Head Throws Coach at Mesa College in nearby San Diego.
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Sarah Hammer of Temecula celebrates winning at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in 2010. Hammer, a four-time world champion, hopes to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Field Hockey players, Kathleen O'Donnell and Lauren Crandall (L-R) - both training here in San Diego - pose for a portrait during the 2012 Team USA Media Summit on May 13, 2012 in Dallas, Texas.
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Jesse Smith, a graduate of Coronado High School, is a member of the U.S. Men's Waterpolo Team.
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Jake Kaminski will compete in the 2012 Olympics for archery. Kaminski trains at the OTC in Chula Vista along with other archers.
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(L-R) Ryan Dolan, Tim Hornsby and Rami Zur will compete in Men's Kayak. Hornsby is a UC San Diego student.
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Katie Reinprecht made the U.S. Field Hockey Team along with sister Julia Reinprecht (not pictured). The sisters live on Coronado and train at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.
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Kara Patterson is a javelin thrower and holds the American record. She attended the 2008 Olympics and will return to represent TeamUSA in 2012.
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Cyclist Nic Long, of Lakeside, poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot. The student at Grossmont and Cuyamaca hopes to compete in London this summer.
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Rowers Henrik Rummel (L) and Brett Newlin, seen here competing in 2010, will represent the U.S. in London. The two train with other rowers at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center.
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BMX athlete Alise Post, whose nickname is "Alise the Beast," will represent the U.S. in London.
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Amy Hastings celebrates with the American Flag after winning the women's 10,000 meter final during Day One of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials in Eugene, Oregon. Hastings trains at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.
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Field hockey athlete Caroline Nichols started playing for Team USA in 2007. She lives and trains with the team in Chula Vista.
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BMX champ Arielle Martin will compete in London for the U.S. She won a gold medal in the UCI Supercross World Cup in Chula Vista in September and won silver at the Pan American Games in October.
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Del Mar resident Rachel Buehler in action during the international friendly match between U.S. women's soccer and Brazil on April 3, 2012 in Chiba, Japan.
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Brian Alexander of La Jolla will compete on the USA Men's Waterpolo Team. Born in Santa Ana, Alexander has played on professional teams in Australia, Spain and Greece.
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Layne Beaubien of La Jolla is a member of the U.S. Men's Water Polo Team.
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Javelin Athlete Kara Patterson prepared for her London trip at the Chula Vista Olympic training Center.
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Field hockey athlete Katelyn Falgowski was a member of the 2008 Olympic Team in Beijing. Seen here competing in 2011, she lives and trains with the team in Chula Vista.
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Archer Joe Fanchin trained at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista and is an alternate for the U.S. Team. Here he is seen in action during the Gold Medal Final match between United States and Chinese Taipei in the Men's Team Eliminations during the London Archery Classic at Lord's Cricket Ground on October 4, 2011 in London, England.
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John Nunn of Santee will compete in the 50km Race Walk in London 2012. Here he is competing in 2005.
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Jacob Kaminski appears at a pre-competition news conference in London.
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Miranda Leek speaks to reporters in London on July 24, 2012.
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Brady Ellison of the USA Archery team answers questions during a press conference at the Main Press Center on July 24, 2012 in London, England.
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Local athlete Jacob Wukie (L) and Jayanta Talukdar of India retrieve their arrows during the Archery Ranking Round on Olympics Opening Day.
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Jake Kaminski of the United States prepares to arch during the Archery Ranking Round Friday.
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