2012 Olympics: London

See how Gwinnett's five local athletes did during the 2012 Olympics in London. Also, check out blogs and other related stories.

Maya Moore, U.S. basketball

The Collins Hill grad, four-time Connecticut All-American and WNBA star is a gold-medal favorite with the powerful Americans' women's basketball team.

Kibwe Johnson, U.S. track and field

Johnson, a North Gwinnett product who trains in Canada, is the best U.S. hope in the hammer throw after taking first at U.S. Olympic Trials.

Eric Shanteau, U.S. swimming

The former Parkview star didn't medal in his first Olympic appearance in 2008, when he delayed cancer treatment to swim, but has high hopes this summer in the 100 breaststroke and a possible relay.

Amanda Weir, U.S. swimming

The SwimAtlanta standout, who won two Olympic silver medals fresh off her Brookwood graduation in 2004, will swim relays for the Americans this year.

Al-Farouq Aminu, Nigeria basketball

Aminu, a Norcross grad and forward for the NBA's New Orleans Hornets, was born in the U.S. but will participate in the first-ever Olympic basketball appearance of Nigeria, where his parents were born.

Olympic Blogs

Aside from the regular GDP bloggers, Gwinnett resident Scott Reed, in London for the duration of the Olympics, will blog regularly about his trip for the Daily Post.

Olympic updates

All the latest profiles, competition stories and photos from the London Games.

Comments

teelee 2 years ago

Gwinnett should be very proud of their athletes. Where is President Obama? How come he didn't visit and show support for the American athletes? I guess he was to busy with his fundraisers.

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