Philly Region Olympians

From swimming to rowing to field hockey, 40 athletes with ties to the Philadelphia region will compete in the London Olympics.

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Brendan Hansen reacts during the medal ceremony for the Men's 100-meter Breaststroke during Day Two of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials at CenturyLink Center on June 26, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska.
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From the water to the ring to the field to the gym, meet the members of Team USA with Philadelphia-area connections.
Brendan Hansen - Swimming (Breaststroke)
Havertown, Pa. native sims into third Olympics -- his specialty is the breaststroke.
@BrendanHansen22
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Olympian Heather Mitts - Soccer
Three-time Olympian has hinted London will be her final Games. When she retires she says her and her husband, former Eagles QB A.J. Feeley, plan on settling in the Delaware Valley. (Cool photo alert)
@heathermitts
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Susan Francia - Rowing (Women's 8)
Gold medalist from 2008 rows for gold against. She calls Abington, Pa. home.
@zfrancia
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Boyd Martin - Equestrian
Australian born but trains and lives in Chester County.
@WindurraUSA
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Lisa Raymond - Tennis
Wayne, Pa. native tells NBC10 that the only thing missing from her trophy case is an Olympic medal.
@lisaraymond73
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Kayla Bashore-Smedley - Field Hockey
Berks County native only picked up sport at 15.
@KBhockey
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Miles Chamley-Watson - Fencing
Has hundreds of pairs of shoes in his Center City Philadelphia bedroom.
@MChamleyWatson
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Carli Lloyd - Soccer
Born and raised in Delran, N.J. scored game-winning goal in gold medal game in 2008 Olympics.
@CarliLloyd
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Amy (Tran) Swenson - Field Hockey
Hails from Harrisburg and now calls Grantville, Pa. home
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Kobe Bryant - Basketball
Went straight from Lower Merion High School to the NBA.
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Michelle Vittese - Field Hockey
Cherry Hill, N.J. native attended Camden Catholic.
@MichelleVitt55
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Andrew Gemmell - Swimming
Wilmington, Del. native graduated from the Charter School of Wilmington.
@ADGemmell
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Lauren Crandall - Field Hockey
Captain of U.S. Team hails from Doylestown and went to Central Bucks East.
@laurencrandall
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Casey Eichfeld - Kayaking
Two-time Olympian hails from Drums, Pa.
@kckanu
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Natalie Dell - Rowing (Women's Four)
Was on undefeated 2006 Penn State crew team that wrapped up the season with a win at the 2006 Dad Vail Regatta. Heads to London in women's scull.
@natalieSdell
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Phillip Dutton - Equestrian
Five-time Olympian born and raised in Australia but now lives and trains in Avondale, Pa. Became an American citizen in 2006.
@DuttonEventing
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Dotsie Bausch - Track Cycling
Attended Villanova University
@DotsieBausch
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Olympian Katelyn Falgowski - Field Hockey team
Chester County native playing in second Olympics.
@falgo23
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Matthew Emmons - Rifle Shooting
Three-time Olympian hails from Brown Mills, N.J.
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Varvara Lepchenko - Tennis
Born in the USSR, she settled in Allentown, Pa. after coming to America.
@Varunchik1
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Christie Rampone - Soccer
Jersey girl and U.S. Women's National Team captain aims for third gold medal.
@christierampone
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Andre Iguodala - Basketball
Has played for the Sixers since 2004.
@mindofAI9
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Olympian Rebecca Soni - Swimming
Freehold, N.J. native swims for gold.
@rebsoni
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Julia Reinprecht (L) and Katherine Reinprecht - Field Hockey
Perkasie natives are the first sisters to team up on the U.S. Olympic Field Hockey Team.
@jreinpre l @kreinp
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Glenn Ochal - Rowing (Men's Four)
Philly native started rowing at Roman Catholic High School.
@glennochal
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Katie O'Donnell - Field Hockey
Was a two-time All-American at Wissahickon High School.
@KatieODonnellFh
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Olympian Lauren Tamayo - Track Cycling
Berks County native started cycling at the Velodrome.
@laurentamayo
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Joshua Richmond - Shooting
Member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit hails from Hillsgrove, Pa.
@JoshuaRichmond4
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Keli Smith-Puzo - Field Hockey
Pa. native makes second Games.
@KeliSmith13
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Nicole Barnhart - Soccer
Gilbertsville native played goalie on the boy's team at Boyertown High School.
@nbarnhart
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Jordan Burroughs - Wrestling
Sicklerville, N.J. native attended Winslow High School.
@alliseeisgold
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Caroline Lind - Rowing
Carolina born and raised she now calls Princeton, N.J. home.
@carolinelind12
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Paige Selenski - Field Hockey
Shavertown, Pa. native makes Olympics debut in London.
@paigeselenski
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Bobby Lea - Track Cyclist
Topton, Pa. native calls the Velodrome home.
@B_Lea1
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Jamie (Beyerle) Gray - Rifle Shooting
Native of Lebanon, Pa. tries to medal after fourth-place finish in 2004 Olympics.
@Grayolympics
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Olympian Rachel Dawson - Field Hockey
Eastern High School grad grew up in Berlin, N.J.
@racheldawson8
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Steve Kasprzyk - Rowing (Men's 8)
Raised in Cinnaminson, N.J. and attended Drexel University where he picked up crew. Makes first Olympic team at 30 years old.
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Tamika Catchings - Basketball
Three-time Olympian's father played for the 76ers. She was born in Stratford, N.J.
@Catchin24
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