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Eleven Coloradoans to Compete in London Olympics

Missy Franklin
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When you think of Colorado and the Olympics together most likely you are thinking the winter games. Well, as it turns out, the state is very well represented in this years summer games in London as well. The U.S. Olympic Committee has set their team to compete in London Tuesday and eleven Colorado athletes will take part in the games.

Missy Franklin leads the way as she could compete in seven total events; including 100m free, 100m back, 200m back, 200m free, 400m free relay, 400m medley relay and the 800m free relay. She is the first American women to swim in more than six events in a single Olympiad. Kara Lynn Joyce will join Franklin on the swim team.

There are five cyclist from the state that made the Olympic team. Timmy Duggan, Taylor Phinney and Tejay Van Garderen will participate in the road event, Georgia Gould will take on the mountain event and David Herman is in BMX.

Emma Coburn and Janay DeLoach, a former Colorado State Ram, are a part of the Track & Field squad. Coburn will compete in the 3,000m steeplechase and DeLoach compete in the long jump.

David McKienzie and Taylor Ritzel will represent Colorado and the U.S.  in men’s volleyball and rowing respectively.

The London games officially begin on the 27th of July.


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