Meet Your Olympians

Meet the local athletes from Pennsylvania who will be competing in the 2012 Olympic Games.

They've put in innumerable hours of sweat, blood, and tears to get where they are today. They are among the best of the best and are ready to prove their mettle. 529 athletes from 45 states will represent the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

They are competing in events as diverse as athletics, fencing, rowing, soccer and basketball. For everyone, from swimmer Katie Ledecky, 15, to 54-year-old equestrian jumper Karen O’Connor, these Games represent the culmination of all the hard work and dedication they've put in to win the coveted medal.

It's time to meet the Olympians from Pennsylvania!

Here are a few quick facts about your Olympians!

Katie O'Donnell
Sex : Female 
Competing in Field Hockey
Event / position / class : Striker
Age : 24
From : Blue Bell

Lauren Crandall
Sex : Female
Competing in Field Hockey
Event / position / class : Defense
Age : 27
From : Doylestown

Susan Francia
Sex : Female
Competing in Rowing
Event / position / class : Eight
Age : 29
From : Abington

Brendan Hansen
Sex : Male
Competing in Swimming
Event / position / class : 100m breast
Age : 30
From : Havertown

Lisa Raymond
Sex : Female
Competing in Tennis
Event / position / class : Doubles, Mixed Doubles (TBD)
Age : 38
From : Wayne

Lauryn Williams
Sex : Female
Competing in Athletics
Event / position / class : Relays
Age : 28
From : Rochester

Looking for a way to celebrate the Olympics locally? You can find local events for Olympic Fun Day on July 28 on the Let’s Move website, which has a page about how to set up your own local Olympics

Also check out our Directory and Events Calendar for listings of places where you can learn and participate in Olympic sports ranging from basketball to karate, gymnastics, swimming and more.

James Myers July 24, 2012 at 01:18 PM
How did we miss field hockey!?! I'll add her info in now. Thanks for the heads up Teri!
Aunt Lynn July 24, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Gino Auriemma - Head Coach of Team USA Womens Basketball team. From Norristown,PA but now lives in conneticut
Skippack resident July 24, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Mike Teti - Olympic Men's rowing coach from Drexel Hill Pa. Coached the Men's 8+ to a gold medal in Athens in 2004, won a bronze medal rowing in the 8+ in 1988.
Lisa July 25, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Nicole Barnhart- Women's soccer from Gilbertsville
LP-SC July 26, 2012 at 04:46 AM
There was mention on TV about another women's soccer player from Delaware County.


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