New Jersey Olympians Winning In London [VIDEO]
Rebecca Soni of Plainsboro fell short capturing the gold in the Women’s 100 meter breastroke.
The former West Windsor-Plainsboro swimmer lost in the 100-meter breaststroke at the London Olympics by 8-hundredths of a second. The American put on a furious rally on the return leg of the event but finished second to 15-year-old Lithuanian Ruta Meilutyte.
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Cullen Jones claimed a silver as part of the Men’s 4×100 freestyle relay team on Sunday. The Americans led the race until the final lap with the anchor swimmer for France went past Ryan Lochte which forced the Irvington native to settle for the silver. He still has a pair of individual events left in London.
Fencer Maya Lawrence of Teaneck advanced to the round of 16 before losing in the individual epee event.
Nick Delpopolo of Westfield won a pair of matches before losing in Men’s Judo…he is still alive for a bronze medal. Former Pemberton Township athlete Matt Emmons was eliminated in the 10-meter air rifle competition.
The U.S. Women’s Soccer team which features a quarter of “Jersey Girls” will next play on Tuesday against North Korea. The Americans have won their first two matches.
2012 TEAM USA OLYMPIANS FROM NEW JERSEY
Click each name to read each athlete’s bio
|MEDALS WON||NAME||SPORT||BIRTH PLACE||STATE||HOMETOWN|
|Julie Culley||Distance runner||Harrisburg||Pa.||Lebanon|
|Rachael Dawson||Field Hockey||Camden||NJ||Berlin|
|Matt Emmons||Shooting||Mt. Holly||N.J.||Brown Mills|
|Steven Gluckstein||Gymnastics||Red Bank||N.J.||Atlantic Highlands|
|Tobin Heath||Soccer||Morristown||N.J.||Basking Ridge|
|Connor Jaeger||Swimming||Hackensack||N.J.||Fair Haven|
|Cullen Jones||Swimming||Bronx||N.Y.||New Brunswick|
|Christina McHale||Tennis||Teaneck||N.J.||Englewood Cliffs|
|Heather O’Reilly||Soccer||New Brunswick||N.J.||East Brunswick|
|Christie Rampone||Soccer||Ft. Lauderdale||Fla.||Pt. Pleasant|
|Michelle Vittese||Field Hockey||Philadelphia||Pa.||Cherry Hill|