Olympics

August 5, 2012

How South Florida Olympians have fared so far

Sanya Richards-Ross: Track and field, 400 and 200 meters. Formerly Pembroke Pines and St. Thomas Aquinas. Still to race.

T’Erea Brown: Track and field, 400 hurdles. UM alum, still trains there with coach Amy Deem. Still to race.

Lauryn Williams: Track and field, 400 relay pool. UM alum, still trains there with Deem. Still to race.

Anna Tunnicliffe: Sailing, women’s match racing. Lives in Plantation, trains in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Still to race.

Danell Leyva: Men’s gymnastics. Lives in Homestead, gym in Kendall. Bronze medal Men’s All-Around after innovative high-bar routine. Still to compete for individual medals in high bar and parallel bars.

Manuel Huerta: Triathlon. Miami. Still to compete.

Brittany Viola: Diving. UM alum, still trains there with Randy Abelman. Still to compete.

Foluke Akinradewo: Women’s volleyball. St. Thomas Aquinas alum. Helped lead U.S. to 4-0 record.

Robin Prendes: Men’s rowing Lightweight 4s. Coral Park High alum, then Princeton, now training with national team in Omaha. Finished second place in Lightweight Four B Final, which equals 8th place overall.

Sylvia Fowles: Basketball. Miami, WNBA. Played 10 minutes vs. Croatia but has played limited minutes since with 4-0 team.

LeBron James: Basketball. Miami Heat. His 20 points Saturday were a big reason the U.S. survived a 99-95 scare against Lithuania. Things get tougher for the 4-0 Team USA vs. Argentina on Monday.

Serena Williams: Tennis. Palm Beach Gardens. Won gold medal women’s singles after cruising past Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1. Will play for doubles gold on Sunday with sister, Venus.

Venus Williams: Tennis. Coral Gables. Goes for doubles gold with Serena on Sunday.

Bob Bryan: Tennis. Sunny Isles Beach. Won doubles gold with brother Mike on Saturday.

Paige McPherson: Taekwondo. Miami. Still to compete.

Sarah Lihan: Sailing. St. Thomas Aquinas alum. 7th place in 470 women’s race.

Laura Bennett: Triathlon: North Palm Beach. 17th place overall.

Foreign Olympians who train in South Florida

Debbie Ferguson: Track and field. Bahamas (UM). 5th 100-meter heat.

Steve Grotowski: Beach volleyball. Great Britain (Boynton Beach) 0-3 record.

Ruben Ross: Synchro diving. Canada (UM alum) 6th place.

Johanna Eyglo Gustafsdottir: Swimming. Iceland (FIU) 2nd 100 back heat.

Nick Schwab: Swimming. Dominican Republic (Douglas alum) won 200 free heat.

Karen Torrez: Swimming. Bolivia (Davie Nadadores club) 7th 100 free heat.

Karen Vilorio: Swimming. Honduras (Davie Nadadores club) 1st 100 back heat.

Dalia Torrez: Swimming. Nicaragua (Davie Nadadores club) 7th 100 fly heat.

Pamela Benitez: Swimming. El Salvador (Davie Nadadores club) 2nd 800 free heat.

Rafael Alfaro: Swimming. El Salvador (Davie Nadadores club) 4th 400 IM heat.

Esteban Enderica: Swimming. Ecuador (Davie Nadadores club) 6th 400 IM heat.

Ivan Enderica: Swimming/open water. Ecuador (Davie Nadadores club).

Yousef Alaskari: Swimming. Kuwait (Davie Nadadores club)4th 200 fly heat.

Felipe Lima: Swimming. Brazil (Davie Nadadores club) 8th 100 breaststroke Semis.

Mauricio Fiol: Swimming. Peru (Davie Nadadores club) 2nd 200 fly heat.

Sebastian Jahnsen: Swimming. Peru (Davie Nadadores club) 4h 200 free heat.

Jemal Le Grand: Swimming. Aruba (Davie Nadadores club) 4th 100 free heat.

Daniela Vandenberg: Swimming. Aruba (Davie Nadadores club) 3rd 800 free heat.

Carolina Colorado: Swimming. Colombia (Davie Nadadores club) 3rd 100 back heat, 2nd 200 back heat.

Raul Martinez: Swimming. Puerto Rico (Davie Nadadores club) 6th 200 free heat.

Karen Riveros: Swimming. Paraguay (Davie Nadadores club) 3rd 100 free heat.

Arlene Semeco: Swimming. Venezuela (S.Fla Swim Club Coral Springs) 3rd 50 free heat, 7th 100 free heat.

Alia Atkinson: Swimming. Jamaica (S.Fla Swim Club Coral Springs) 4th 100 breaststroke final.

Vladislav Polyakov: Swimming. Kazakhstan (S.Fla Swim Club Coral Springs) 3rd 100 breaststroke heat.

Esau Simpson: Swimming. Grenada (Nova Southeastern Univ) 1st 100 free heat.

Savanah Leaf: Volleyball. Great Britain (UM) Team GB is 1-3.

Ciara Michel: Volleyball. Great Britain (UM alum) Team GB is 1-3.

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