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Meet Georgia's Olympians

Meet some of the local athletes from Georgia 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 Patch towns in Georgia!

Here are a few quick facts about your Olympians:

Janet Bawcom
Sex : Female
Competing in Athletics
Event / position / class : 10000m
Age : 33
From : Rome

Kathleen Hersey
Sex : Female
Competing in Swimming
Event / position / class : 200m fly
Age : 22
From : Roswell

Tim Hornsby
Sex : Male
Competing in Canoe/Kayak
Event / position / class : Kayak - Sprint K1 200 metres
Age : 25
From : Atlanta

Eric Hurd
Sex : Male
Competing in Canoe/Kayak
Event / position / class : Canoe Slalom C2
Age : 26
From : Woodstock

Jeff Larimer
Sex : Male
Competing in Canoe/Kayak
Event / position / class : Canoe Slalom C2
Age : 30
From : Marietta

Aries Merritt
Sex : Male
Competing in Athletics
Event / position / class : 110m Hurdles
Age : 26
From : Marietta

Maya Moore
Sex : Female
Competing in Basketball
Event / position / class : Guard
Age : 23
From : Lawrenceville

Eric Shanteau
Sex : Male
Competing in Swimming
Event / position / class : 100m breast
Age : 28
From : Lilburn

Angelo Taylor
Sex : Male
Competing in Athletics
Event / position / class : 400 m hurdles
Age : 33
From : Decatur

Dee Dee Trotter
Sex : Female
Competing in Athletics
Event / position / class : 400m
Age : 29
From : Decatur

Amanda Weir
Sex : Female
Competing in Swimming
Event / position / class : 400m free relay
Age : 26
From : Lawrenceville

Donald Young
Sex : Male
Competing in Tennis
Event / position / class : Singles
Age : 22
From : Atlanta

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.

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