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Meet Your Connecticut Olympians

Meet the local athletes from Connecticut who will be competing in the 2012 Olympic Games.

 

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. 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. For everyone, 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.

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It's time to meet the Olympians from Connecticut! Here are a few quick facts about your Olympians.

Donn Cabral
Sex : Male
Competing in Athletics
Event / position / class : 3,000m steeplechase
Age : 22
From : Glastonbury


Sex : Male
Competing in Rowing
Event / position / class : Four
Age : 26
From : New Canaan


Sex : Male
Competing in Sailing
Event / position / class : Laser
Age : 26
From : Darien


Sex : Male
Competing in Athletics
Event / position / class : Javelin Throw
Age : 23
From : Fairfield


Sex : Male
Competing in Rowing
Event / position / class : Lightweight Four
Age : 25
From : Weston


Sex : Male
Competing in Rowing
Event / position / class : Double Sculls
Age : 29
From : Guilford

 

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

 

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