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Meet Your California Olympians

California has the most athletes in the country competing in the London Games—127!

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. Five hundred and twenty-nine athletes from 45 states will represent the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Here are a few quick facts about Olympians from Patch communities across the state:

Ali Riley
Sex: Female
Competing in Soccer
Event/position/class: Outside back
Age: 24
From: Pacific Palisades

Samuel Mikulak 
Sex: Male 
Competing in Gymnastics
Event/position/class: Artistic
Age: 19
From: Newport Beach

Tumua Anae 
Sex: Female 
Competing in Water Polo
Event/position/class: Goalkeeper
Age: 23
From: Newport Beach

Tony Azevedo 
Sex: Male 
Competing in Water Polo
Event/position/class: Attacker
Age: 30
From: Long Beach

Howard Bach 
Sex: Male 
Competing in Badminton
Event/position/class: Doubles
Age: 33
From: San Francisco

Ryan Bailey
Sex: Male 
Competing in Water Polo
Event/position/class: Center
Age: 36
From: Long Beach

Keshia Baker 
Sex: Female 
Competing in Track & Field
Event/position/class: Relays
Age: 24
From: Fairfield

Layne Beaubien 
Sex: Male 
Competing in Water Polo
Event/position/class: Defender
Age: 36
From: Coronado

Shannon Boxx 
Sex: Female 
Competing in Soccer
Event/position/class: Midfielder
Age: 35
From: Redondo Beach

Jillian Camarena-Williams
Sex: Female 
Competing in Track & Field
Event/position/class: Shot Put
Age: 30
From: Woodland

Tyson Chandler
Sex: Male 
Competing in Basketball
Event/position/class: Center
Age: 29
From: Compton

Annika Dries
Sex: Female 
Competing in Water Polo
Event/position/class: Center
Age: 20
From: Laguna Beach

Jan Ebeling
Sex: Male 
Competing in Equestrian
Event/position/class: Dressage - Individual, Team
Age: 53
From: Moorpark

Scott Gault
Sex: Male 
Competing in Rowing
Event/position/class: Four
Age: 29
From: Piedmont

Sarah Hammer
Sex: Female 
Competing in Cycling
Event/position/class: Track - Omnium, Team Pursuit
Age: 28
From: Temecula

James Harden
Sex: Male 
Competing in Basketball
Event/position/class: Guard
Age: 22
From: Lakewood

Jessica Hardy
Sex: Female 
Competing in Swimming
Event/position/class: 50m free; 100m free; 400m free relay 
Age: 25
From: Long Beach

Russell Holmes
Sex: Male 
Competing in Volleyball
Event/position/class: Middle Blocker
Age: 30
From: Fountain Valley

Tim Hutten
Sex: Male 
Competing in Water Polo
Event/position/class: Defender
Age: 27
From: Seal Beach

Kristian Ipsen
Sex: Male 
Competing in Diving
Event/position/class: 3m Synchronized
Age: 19
From: Clayton

Kibwe Johnson
Sex: Male 
Competing in Track & Field
Event/position/class: Hammer Throw
Age: 31
From: San Francisco

Jennifer Kessy
Sex: Female 
Competing in Volleyball
Event/position/class: Beach
Age: 34
From: San Juan Capistrano

Kara Kohler
Sex: Female 
Competing in Rowing
Event/position/class: Quadruple Sculls
Age: 21
From: Clayton

Mariya Koroleva
Sex: Female 
Competing in Synchronized Swimming
Event/position/class: Duet
Age: 22
From: Concord

Chay Lapin
Sex: Male 
Competing in Water Polo
Event/position/class: Goalkeeper
Age: 25
From: Long Beach

Esther Lofgren 
Sex: Female 
Competing in Rowing
Event/position/class: Eight
Age: 27
From: Newport Beach

Khatuna Lorig 
Sex: Female 
Competing in Archery
Event/position/class: Recurve - Individual, Team 
Age: 38
From: West Hollywood

Paul Lotman 
Sex: Male 
Competing in Volleyball
Event/position/class: Outside Hitter
Age: 26
From: Lakewood

John Mann 
Sex: Male 
Competing in Water Polo
Event/position/class: Center
Age: 27
From: Newport Beach

McKayla Maroney 
Sex: Female 
Competing in Gymnastics
Event/position/class: Artistic
Age: 16
From: Long Beach

Alexander Massialas 
Sex: Male 
Competing in Fencing
Event/position/class: Foil - Individual, Team
Age: 18
From: San Francisco

Alex Morgan 
Sex: Female 
Competing in Soccer
Event/position/class: Forward
Age: 23
From: Diamond Bar

Merrill Moses 
Sex: Male 
Competing in Water Polo
Event/position/class: Goalkeeper
Age: 34
From: Rancho Palos Verdes

Julie Nichols 
Sex: Female 
Competing in Rowing
Event/position/class: Lightweight Double Sculls 
Age: 34
From: Livermore

Alex Osborne 
Sex: Male 
Competing in Rowing
Event/position/class: Quadruple Sculls
Age: 25
From: Sherman Oaks

Megan Rapinoe
Sex: Female 
Competing in Soccer
Event/position/class: Midfield
Age: 27
From: Redding

Amy Rodriguez 
Sex: Female 
Competing in Soccer
Event/position/class: Forward
Age: 25
From: Lake Forest

Sean Rosenthal 
Sex: Male 
Competing in Volleyball
Event/position/class: Beach
Age: 32
From: Hermosa Beach

Kyla Ross 
Sex: Female 
Competing in Gymnastics
Event/position/class: Artistic
Age: 15
From: Aliso Viejo

Shannon Rowbury 
Sex: Female 
Competing in Track & Field
Event/position/class: 1500m
Age: 27
From: San Francisco

Melissa Seidemann 
Sex: Female 
Competing in Water Polo
Event/position/class: Defender
Age: 22
From: Walnut Creek

Jesse Smith 
Sex: Male 
Competing in Water Polo
Event/position/class: Utility
Age: 29
From: Coronado

Jessica Steffens 
Sex: Female 
Competing in Water Polo
Event/position/class: Defender
Age: 25
From: Danville

Maggie Steffens
Sex: Female 
Competing in Water Polo
Event/position/class: Defender
Age: 19
From: Danville

Chloe Sutton 
Sex: Female 
Competing in Swimming
Event/position/class: 400m free
Age: 20
From: Mission Viejo

Brian Thornton
Sex: Male 
Competing in Volleyball 
Event/position/class: Setter
Age: 27
From: San Clemente

Zach Vlahos
Sex: Male 
Competing in Rowing 
Event/position/class: Eight
Age: 23
From: Piedmont

Rena Wang
Sex: Female 
Competing in Badminton 
Event/position/class: Singles
Age: 20
From: Arcadia

Lauren Wenger
Sex: Female 
Competing in Water Polo 
Event/position/class: All-Around
Age: 28
From: Long Beach

Russell Westbrook 
Sex: Male 
Competing in Basketball 
Event/position/class: Guard
Age: 23
From: Long Beach

Adam Wright
Sex: Male 
Competing in Water Polo 
Event/position/class: Attacker
Age: 35
From: Seal Beach

Erica Wu
Sex: Female 
Competing in Table Tennis
Event/position/class: Team
Age: 16
From: Arcadia

Lily Zhang
Sex: Female 
Competing in Table Tennis
Event/position/class: Singles, Team
Age: 16
From: Palo Alto

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