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Meet Your Ohio Olympians

Margot Shumway among local athletes from Ohio 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 Ohio. Here are a few quick facts about your Olympians.

Katie Bell
Sex : Female 
Competing in Diving
Event / position / class: Platform
Born: 1988
From: Columbus, Ohio

Tervel Dlagnev
Sex : Male 
Competing in Wrestling 
Born: 1985
From: Columbus, Ohio

Peter Graves 
Sex : Male 
Competing in Rowing 
From: Cincinnati, Ohio

Lebron James 
Sex : Male 
Competing in Basketball 
Born: 1984
From: Akron, Ohio

Abby Johnston 
Sex : Female 
Competing in Diving
Born: 1989
From: Upper Arlington, Ohio

Justin Lester 
Sex : Male 
Competing in Wrestling
Born: 1983
From: Akron, Ohio

Holly Mangold 
Sex : Female 
Competing in Weightlifting
Born: 1989
From: Columbus, Ohio

Holly Mangold 
Sex : Female 
Competing in Weightlifting
Born: 1989
From: Columbus, Ohio

Margot Shumway 
Sex : Female 
Competing in Sculls
Born: 1979
From: Cincinnati, Ohio

Nick Thuman 
Sex : Male 
Competing in Swimming
Born: 1986
From: Cincinnati, Ohio

Rau'Shee Warren 
Sex : Male 
Competing in Boxing
Born: 1987
From: Cincinnati, Ohio

Jacob Wukie 
Sex : Male 
Competing in Archery
Born: 1986
From: Oak Harbor, Ohio

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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