London 2012: Olympic Athletes from New York

From Carmelo Anthony to Tim Morehouse to Rebecca Soni, follow our local athletes as they compete in their respective sports in the London 2012 Olympic games.

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KARA LYNN JOYCE, SWIMMING: This Brooklyn-born swimmer clinched a spot on the U.S. Olympic women's swimming team by placing second in the 50-meter freestyle. Her trip to London marks her third appearance in the Olympics. London 2012 is right around the corner. Get the top Olympic news, including what to watch, results and features on our local athletes at NBC's Olympic Zone.
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TYSON CHANDLER, BASKETBALL: This New York Knicks Center was named the 2012 NBA Defensive Player of the Year and heads to London with teammate Carmelo Anthony to represent the United States. London 2012 is right around the corner. Get the top Olympic news, including what to watch, results and features on our local athletes at NBC's Olympic Zone.
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ALYSIA MONTANO, TRACK & FIELD: The Queens-born middle distance runner is known for competing with a flower in her hair, something she began doing to show her feminine side while training with men. London 2012 is right around the corner. Get the top Olympic news, including what to watch, results and features on our local athletes at NBC's Olympic Zone.
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JUSTIN GATLIN, TRACK & FIELD: Gatlin is an Olympic gold-medalist with a personal best of 9.8 seconds in the 100m dash. He is also a two-time world indoor champion in the 60m dash. He left New York as a child for FloridaLondon 2012 is right around the corner. Get the top Olympic news, including what to watch, results and features on our local athletes at NBC's Olympic Zone.
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KARA GOUCHER, TRACK & FIELD: Goucher made her marathon debut in 2008, deciding to run her first race during the NYC Marathon. Kara was born in Queens, but moved to Duluth, Minnesota with her family after her father was killed by a drunk driver on the Harlem River Drive. London 2012 is right around the corner. Get the top Olympic news, including what to watch, results and features on our local athletes at NBC's Olympic Zone.
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STEVEN GLUCKSTEIN, TRAMPOLINE: A New Jersey native and current resident, Gluckstein is a three-time U.S. trampoline champion who went to school at Rutgers. London 2012 is right around the corner. Get the top Olympic news, including what to watch, results and features on our local athletes at NBC's Olympic Zone.
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MARIA MICHTA, RACE WALK: A Long Island native, Michta's life goal has been to become an Olympic race walker. She's raced on four continents and in 11 countries and says her boyfriend is her biggest supporter. London 2012 is right around the corner. Get the top Olympic news, including what to watch, results and features on our local athletes at NBC's Olympic Zone.
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CULLEN JONES, SWIMMING: This New Jersey native became the second black man to win a Gold Medal in 2008 at the Beijing Olympics. He learned to swim after he was rescued from near-drowning at amusement park. London 2012 is right around the corner. Get the top Olympic news, including what to watch, results and features on our local athletes at NBC's Olympic Zone.
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HOLLEY MANGOLD, WEIGHTLIFTING: Mangold doesn't live in the New York-area, but as the sister of New York Jets' star center Nick Mangold, she's as local as they come. The 22-year-old weightlifter had her eyes set on the 2016 Olympics, but won a spot on the 2012 team after an impressive display during weightlifting qualifying trials in Ohio. Get more Olympic news, including what to watch, results and features on our local athletes at NBC's Olympic Zone.
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MARCUS BROWNE, BOXING: This Staten Island boxer (in red above) qualified for the London games on May 8 when he knocked out Dominican Felix Valera in Rio de Janeiro. Get more Olympic news, including what to watch, results and features on our local athletes at NBC's Olympic Zone.
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TIM MOREHOUSE, FENCING: Morehouse competed in baseball and fencing all four years at Riverdale Country School in the Bronx, N.Y. Get more Olympic news, including what to watch, results and features on our local athletes at NBC's Olympic Zone.
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JOHN OROZCO, GYMNASTICS: Orozco got his start in gymnastics at age 7. His favorite events are the high bar and parallel bars. In 2011, he was a World Championships team bronze medalist and placed fifth in the all-around. Get more Olympic news, including what to watch, results and features on our local athletes at NBC's Olympic Zone.
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CONNOR JAEGER, SWIMMING: This New Jersey native placed second in the men's 1,500 freestyle with the fifth-fastest time in the world to earn an Olympic berth. The 21-year-old graduated from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School. London 2012 is right around the corner. Get the top Olympic news, including what to watch, results and features on our local athletes at NBC's Olympic Zone.
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JULIE CULLEY, TRACK & FIELD: This New Jersey native excelled in track at Hunterdon High School, breaking school records and earned All-American honors in cross country. For college, Culley stayed local, running at Rutgers. London 2012 is right around the corner. Get the top Olympic news, including what to watch, results and features on our local athletes at NBC's Olympic Zone.
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REBECCA SONI, SWIMMING: Known as "Reb," Soni was born in Freehold Borough, N.J. Growing up, Rebecca was a gymnast, and only began swimming because she didn't want to wait for her older sister Rita to finish her swim class. Get more Olympic news, including what to watch, results and features on our local athletes at NBC's Olympic Zone.
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CARMELO ANTHONY, BASKETBALL: Anthony was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Knicks stud is a five-time NBA All-Star and a four-time starter who is making his third trip to the Olympics. Get more Olympic news, including what to watch, results and features on our local athletes at NBC's Olympic Zone.
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LIA NEAL, SWIMMING: Neal became the pride of New York City at the trials when she came in fourth in the 100-meter freestyle finals. Her finish gave her a spot on the 400 freestyle relay team and makes her the second black woman to make a U.S. Olympic swim team. Neal, who lives in Brooklyn, started taking swimming lessons with friends when she was 6. Get more Olympic news, including what to watch, results and features on our local athletes at NBC's Olympic Zone.
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EVELYN STEVENS, CYCLING: Stevens worked on Wall Street and got her start as a racer in Central Park. Get more Olympic news, including what to watch, results and features on our local athletes at NBC's Olympic Zone.
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DERON WILLIAMS, BASKETBALL: A three-time NBA All-Star and two-time All-NBA Second Team selection, the Nets point guard will be making his second straight Olympic appearance in London. Get more Olympic news, including what to watch, results and features on our local athletes at NBC's Olympic Zone.
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MATT EMMONS, SHOOTING: A silver medalist in rifle prone at the 2008 Olympic Games and gold medalist in rifle prone at the 2004 Olympics, Emmons got his start in high school when he learned competitive shooting could help earn him scholarships. Get more Olympic news, including what to watch, results and features on our local athletes at NBC's Olympic Zone.
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SUE BIRD, BASKETBALL: Bird grew up in Syosset, Long Island. She won two New York state titles in high school, two National Championships at UConn, two WNBA Championships with the Seattle Storm, and another two gold medals with USA Basketball, all before her 30th birthday. Get more Olympic news, including what to watch, results and features on our local athletes at NBC's Olympic Zone.
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CHRISTIE RAMPONE, SOCCER: She was born in Florida, but grew up in Point Pleasant. While attending Point Pleasant Boro High School, she scored 2,190 career high school basketball points and was the first female athlete in New Jersey history to lead her conference in scoring in three different sports. Get more Olympic news, including what to watch, results and features on our local athletes at NBC's Olympic Zone.
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CARLI LLOYD, SOCCER: Lloyd scored two goals during the 2008 Olympics, scoring the winner in the 1-0 victory against Japan and then the game-winner in the overtime final victory against Brazil. Lloyd played soccer at Delran High School in New Jersey and then went on to play at Rutgers. Get more Olympic news, including what to watch, results and features on our local athletes at NBC's Olympic Zone.
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TOBIN HEATH, SOCCER: Heath was born in Morristown, N.J. and grew up in Basking Ridge. She graduated from Ridge High School in 2006, where she was a Parade All-American in soccer. Tobin was the first overall pick in Women’s Pro Soccer 2010 Draft. Get more Olympic news, including what to watch, results and features on our local athletes at NBC's Olympic Zone.
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TAHL LEIBOVITZ, TABLE TENNIS: This Ozone Park table tennis player has been competing in the Paralympic Games since 1996. He picked up the sport at the South Queens Boys Club when he was 15 years old. London 2012 is right around the corner. Get the top Olympic news, including what to watch, results and features on our local athletes at NBC's Olympic Zone.
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