Olympic athletes from the Orlando area

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Tianna Madison lives in Sanford (image from her Facebook page).
  • Tianna Madison lives in Sanford (image from her Facebook page).

Here are the athletes on the U.S. Olympic team who live (or lived) in the Orlando area:

1. Tianna Madison

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Track and field runner Tianna Madison lives in Sanford.

2. David Oliver

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Hurdler David Oliver lives in Orlando (Kissimmee, according to Wikipedia).

3. Tyson Gay

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Tyson Gay, track and field runner, lives in Clermont.

4. Phil Dalhausser

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Beach volleyball player Phil Dalhausser lives in Ventura, Calif., now, but he attended UCF.

5. Hunter Kemper

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Triathlete Hunter Kemper lives in Longwood (although these days, he calls Colorado Springs home).

Did we miss anyone? Let us know in the comments.

UPDATE:

Reader J.C. Carnahan emailed us to send us more details about U.S. Olympic athletes with ties to the Orlando area.

Erin,

I saw your post tonight about local athletes competing in this year's OIympic games and wanted to pass along a few extra names

- Sarah Bateman of Lake Brantley High School represented Iceland in swimming.

- Hunter Kemper of Lake Brantley HIgh School competed in his fourth Olympic triathlon. I don't believe there are many, if any, other athletes to have taken part in all four triathlons since 2000.

- Jennifer Barringer Simpson of Oviedo High School competed in the 1500m.

- Brittany Viola of Lake Highland Prep competed as part of the diving team. She is the daughter of MLB pitcher Frank Viola.

- Phil Dalhausser of UCF was unsuccessful at defending the beach volleyball title he and Todd Rogers won at the 2008 games.

Thanks for the additional info, J.C.!

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