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Oklahoma’s Olympic Ties

Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 12:00:00 am

We think Oklahomans are pretty fantastic – fantastic people and often fantastic athletes. With so many sports and recreation opportunities in Greater Oklahoma City, it's really no surprise that a number of current Olympians and Paralympians have called this great state (and community) home at some point.

Check out the list below to see which Olympians are representing Oklahoma in their chase for the gold.

Men's Basketball
Tyson Chandler, U.S. (Former Oklahoma City/New Orleans Hornet)
Kevin Durant, U.S. (Oklahoma City Thunder)
James Harden, U.S. (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Serge Ibaka, Spain (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Chris Paul, U.S. (Former Oklahoma City/New Orleans Hornet)
Russell Westbrook, U.S. (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Joseph Sharpe, U.S. athletic trainer (Oklahoma City Thunder trainer)

Men's Gymnastics
Chris Brooks, U.S. (Former University of Oklahoma athlete)
Jake Dalton, U.S. (University of Oklahoma athlete)
Jonathan Horton, U.S. (Former University of Oklahoma athlete)
Steven Legendre, U.S. (Former University of Oklahoma athlete)
Tom Meadows, U.S. (Former University of Oklahoma athlete)
Alex Naddour, U.S. (Former University of Oklahoma athlete)
Mark Williams, U.S. personal coach (University of Oklahoma gymnastics coach)

Men's Track And Field
Mike Rodgers, U.S. (Former Oklahoma Baptist University athlete)
Prince Mumba, Zambia (Former Oral Roberts University athlete)

Rowing
Emma Preuschl, U.S.(Trains at Oklahoma City's U.S. Rowing Training Center)
Andrew Johnson, U.S. (Trains at Oklahoma City's U.S. Rowing Training Center)
Robin Prendes, U.S. (Trains at Oklahoma City's U.S. Rowing Training Center)
Nick LaCava, U.S. (Trains at Oklahoma City's U.S. Rowing Training Center)
Will Newell, U.S. (Trains at Oklahoma City's U.S. Rowing Training Center)
Anthony Fahden, U.S. (Trains at Oklahoma City's U.S. Rowing Training Center)
Tom Peszek, U.S (Trains at Oklahoma City's U.S. Rowing Training Center)
Silas Stafford, U.S. (Trains at Oklahoma City's U.S. Rowing Training Center)

Bryan Volpenhein, U.S. Lightweight Head Coach (Interim head coach at Oklahoma City's U.S. Rowing Training Center)

Canoe/Kayak
Shaun Caven, U.S. Sprint Team Manager / Coach for Canoe/Kayak (Coaches at Oklahoma City's U.S. Canoe/Kayak Training Center)

Women's Basketball
Dominique Allen, Great Britain (Former Oral Roberts University athlete)
Rose Anderson, Great Britain (Former University of Central Oklahoma athlete)
Liz Cambage, Australia (Tulsa Shock)
Bo Overton, assistant coach for China (Former University of Oklahoma women's assistant coach, former OU and Ada athlete)

Women's Swimming
Ines Remesaro, Uruguay (Oklahoma Baptist University athlete)

Women's Track And Field
Brittany Borman, U.S. (University of Oklahoma athlete)
Tia Brooks, U.S. (University of Oklahoma athlete)
Latoya Greaves, Jamaica (Former University of Oklahoma/Oklahoma Baptist University athlete)
Laverne Jones-Ferrette, U.S. Virgin Islands (Former University of Oklahoma athlete)
Nickeisha Wilson, Jamaica (Former Oklahoma Baptist University athlete)
Brian Bluetrich, U.S. personal coach (University of Oklahoma assistant track and field coach)
Kerri-Ann Mitchell, Canada (Former University of Oklahoma athlete)

Men's Wrestling
Jared Frayer, U.S. (University of Oklahoma assistant coach, former University of Oklahoma athlete)
Sam Hazewinkel, U.S. (Former University of Oklahoma athlete)
Coleman Scott, U.S. (Former Oklahoma State University athlete)
Dr. Robert Hines, U.S. team doctor (University of Oklahoma wrestling team physician)
Michael Lightner, U.S. personal coach (University of Oklahoma assistant coach, former University of Oklahoma and Marlow athlete)
John Smith, U.S. personal coach (Oklahoma State University coach, former OSU and Del City athlete)

Women's Wrestling
Keith Williams, U.S. assistant coach (Former University of Oklahoma athlete)

P.S. We did our best research to make sure to include everyone, but if there's anyone we missed, please be sure to let us know. We don't want to miss out on the opportunity to acknowledge these amazing athletes!

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