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Gallery: San Diego Sends 15 Athletes to the Olympics

A total of 15 athletes that call San Diego County home will compete in the Olympics, which start in London Friday.

Meet your local U.S. Olympians!

A total of 128 California athletes will compete for the U.S. in the Olympics in London, which starts on Friday. Of those athletes, 15 call San Diego County home. Their sports include water polo, sailing, cycling and BMX.

While the U.S. Olympic Committee lists just 15 athletes with a “hometown” of San Diego County, several more have an affiliation with America’s finest city and the USOC Training Center Chula Vista.

Athletes not included on the list and with ties to San Diego include 800 meter runner Alice Schmidt, field hockey players Julia and Katie Reinprecht and marathon runner and San Diego High School graduate Meb Keflezighi.

Get familiar with these faces. And get ready to cheer them on. 

San Diego Athletes Competing in the Olympics

Athlete

Sex

Sport

Height

Weight

Date of Birth

Hometown

Event/Position/Class

Layne Beaubien

M

Water Polo

6’5”

220

7/4/76

Coronado

Defender

Graham Biehl

M

Sailing

5’10”

160

8/31/86

San Diego

Men's 470

Rachel Buehler

F

Soccer 

5'5"

144

8/26/85

Del Mar

Defenseman

Jessica Cosby

F

Track & Field

5'8" 

175

5/31/82

Mission Hills

Hammer

Desiree Davila

F

Track & Field

5'1" 

97

7/26/83 

Chula Vista 

Marathon

Chris Horner

Cycling 

 

 

 10/23/71

San Diego

Road Carrie Johnson F Canoe/Kayak 5'6" 138 1/16/84 San Diego Sprint David Lee M Volleyball 6'8" 225 3/8/82 Alpine Middle Blocker Nic Long M Cycling 6'2" 195 10/6/89 Lakeside BMX Johnny Nunn M Track & Field 6'2" 172 2/3/78 San Diego 50K Race Walk Molly Vandemoer (O'Bryan) F Sailing 5'7" 153 4/13/79 San Diego Elliot 6M Steffen Peters M Equestrian 5'8" 150 9/18/64 San Diego Dressage Kelly Rulon F Water Polo 5'10" 135 8/16/84 San Diego Attacker Jesse Smith M Water Polo 6'4" 229 4/27/83 Coronado Utility Soren Thompson M Fencing 6'3" 195 5/5/81 San Diego Epee

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