Michigan Sends 11 Athletes to 2012 London Olympics


Jordyn Wieber Michigan Sends 11 Athletes to 2012 London OlympicsAccording to news, Michigan will be sending 11 of its athletes to join the Team USA which is composed of 520 athletes to compete for gold and glory.

Michigans athletes ranges from 17 to 44 years old. Their youngest player is Jordyn Wieber, a gymnast who just turn 17 and Daryl Szarenski at age 44. There are seven females and four male.

Among different states, there are five states who will not be sending any athletes as follows: New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Carolina and West Virginia. California is sending the most athletes with 128, followed by New York with 35 and Texas with 32. 

Here’s a list of the Michigan Olympic athletes and their events so you can cheer them on!

Name Sex Hometown Age Sport Position/Event
Betsey Armstrong F Ann Arbor 29 Water Polo Goalkeeper
Tia Brooks F Grand Rapids 21 Track & Field Shot Put
Desiree Davila F Rochester Hills 28 Track & Field Marathon
Geena Gall F Grand Blanc 25 Track & Field 800m
Tom Peszek M Farmington Hills 27 Rowing Men’s Eight
Dathan Ritzenhein M Rockford 29 Track & Field 10,000m
Allison Schmitt F Canton 22 Swimming 400m free; 200m free; 400m free relay; 800m free relay
Claressa Shields F Flint 17 Boxing Welterweight
Daryl Szarenski M Saginaw 44 Shooting 10m Air Pistol
Peter Vanderkaay M Rochester 28 Swimming 400m free
Jordyn Wieber F DeWitt 17 Gymnastics Artistic



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