Gov. Rick Scott released the following statement urging Floridians to support Florida’s members of Team USA as they represent the Sunshine State and the United States.
“Whether you watch from London or from the comfort of your home, I encourage Floridians to support Florida’s athletes as they compete during the coming weeks,” Scott stated in a release.
“Florida’s Olympians have dedicated many hours to prepare for competition and made many sacrifices to get to London, and we wish them the very best success.”List of Florida Athletes Competing in the 2012 Olympic Games per the U.S. Olympic Committee Department of CommunicationsBrandon
Chris Colwill, Diving, 3 Meter, Brandon (competed in 2008 Games).Clearwater
Jared Frayer, Wrestling, Freestyle 66kg, Clearwater (first Olympic Games).
Paige Railey, Sailing, Laser Radial, Clearwater (first Olympic Games).
Zach Railey, Sailing, Finn, Clearwater (silver medalist in 2008).Daytona Beach
Ryan Lochte, Swimming, Backstroke, Freestyle Individual Medley, Daytona Beach (competed in 2004 and 2008 games winning six medals, three gold).Fort Lauderdale
Sarah Lihan, Sailing, Women's two-person dingy, Fort Lauderdale (first Olympic Games).
Sanya Richards-Ross, Athletics, 400m, Fort Lauderdale (competed in 2004 and 2008 Games, won two medals at 2008 Games).Gainesville
Mike Holloway, Athletics, Assistant Coach Sprints and Hurdles, Gainesville (first Olympic Games).Longwood
Hunter Kemper, Triathlon, Longwood (competed in 2000, 2004, 2008 Games).
North Palm Beach
Laura Bennett, Triathlon, North Palm Beach (an alternate on 2004 U.S. Team).Ormond Beach
Phil Dalhausser, Volleyball - Beach, Ormond Beach (2008 gold medalist).Oviedo
Jennifer Simpson, Athletics, Middle Distance (mile, steeplechase), Oviedo (first Olympic Games).Plantation
Foluke Akinradewo, Volleyball, Middle Blocker, Plantation (first Olympic Games).
Anna Tunnicliffe, Sailing, Elliott 6m, Plantation (gold medalist in 2008).Riviera Beach
Tony McQuay, Athletics, 400m, Riviera Beach (first Olympic Games).Miami
Brian Fatih, Sailing, Men's Keelboat, Miami (first Olympic Games).
Sylvia Fowles, Basketball, Center, Miami (competed in 2008 Games).
Manuel Huerta, Triathlon, Miami (first Olympic Games).
LeBron James, Basketball, Forward, Miami (competed in 2004 and 2008 Games).
Danell Leyva, Gymnastics, Artistic, Miami (first Olympic Games).
Mark Mendelblatt, Sailing, Men's Keelboat, Miami (competed in 2004 Games).
Robin Prendes, Rowing, Lightweight Men's Four, Miami (first Olympic Games).Naples
Trevor Moore, Sailing, 49er, Naples (first Olympic Games}.Orlando
Brittany Viola, Diving, 1 meter, Platform, Orlando (first Olympic Games).Palm City
Tina Konyot, Equestrian, Dressage, Palm City (first Olympic Games).Palm Beach Gardens
Serena Williams, Tennis, Palm Beach Gardens (competed in 2000 and 2008 Games).
Venus Williams, Tennis, Palm Beach Gardens (competed in 2000, 2004 and 2008 Games).Pensacola
Justin Gatlin, Athletics, 100m, 200m, Pensacola (gold medalist in 2004 Games).Sarasota
Lacy Janson, Athletics, Pole Vault, Sarasota (first Olympic Games).Tampa
Emil Milev, Shooting, Rapid Fire Pistol, Tampa (fifth Olympic Games appearance, first for U.S.).