18 Georgians On Olympic Team

The US Olympic Team has been finalized. 530 athletes will travel to London for the games of the 30th Olympiad. 18 members of Team USA are from Georgia. Congrats to them all.

Janet Bawcom, Athletics 10,000m from Rome
Jonathan Hall, Shooting 10m Air Rifle from Carrollton
Vincent Hancock, Shooting Men’s Skeet from Eatonton
Kathleen Hersey, Swimming 200m fly from Roswell
Reese Hoffa, Athletics Shot Put from Augusta
Tim Hornsby, Canoe/Kayak Sprint from Atlanta
Eric Hurd, Canoe/Kayak Slalom from Woodstock
George Kitchens, Jr., Athletics Long Jump from Hephzibah
Jeff Larimer, Canoe/Kayak Slalom from Marietta
Aries Merritt, Athletics 110m Hurdles from Marietta
Maya Moore, Basketball Guard from Lawrenceville
Kelley O’Hara, Soccer Forward from Fayetteville
Eric Shanteau, Swimming 100m breast from Lilburn
Angelo Taylor, Athletics 400m Hurdles from Decatur
Christian Taylor, Athletics Triple Jump from Fayetteville
Dee Dee Trotter, Athletics 400m from Decatur
Amanda Weir, Swimming 400m free relay from Lawrenceville
Donald Young, Tennis Singles from Atlanta

UPDATE: Gerry Brown of Cumming will be carrying the Olympic Torch today in London.


  1. Calypso says:

    I heard Charlie just missed the cut in the 12 oz. Ring-pulls and was a solid contender in the Deep Elbow Bends marathon.

  2. Just to put the number of athletes in perspective, Georgia is 7th (tied with Illinois) in the number of athletes on the Olympic team. We are behind California (128), New York (35), Pennsylvania (35), Texas, (32), Florida (31), and New Jersey (19). As someone that used to keep up with college football recruiting, this really is not surprising, except for the inclusion of Pennsylvania.

  3. ricstewart says:

    I’m extremely proud of Janet Cherobon-Bawcom. I’ve known her since I was a high school athlete. She took the time to take me under her wing and give me advice and encouragement. Now I will spend the next four years gloating about how I used to be able to keep up with an Olympian. Granted, I was much faster and Janet was much slower then. But I’ll leave that detail out.

  4. ZazaPachulia says:

    Congrats to Christian Taylor and all the Georgia olympians.

    I watched Christian rewrite the Georgia High School Track & Field record books when he was a high school senior, win a state team title almost single-handedly (for Sandy Creek–he won the 400m, triple jump and long jump, setting class AAA records in each) and I got to know him a little bit. The young man is a genuine pleasure to cheer for. He’s exactly how you’d want your kid to be if your kid was to one day become a world renowned athlete.

    And at London, Christian is the defending World Champ. He’ll be gunning for gold and world record. Should be fun to watch! Are any of the other Georgians medal favorites?

  5. ricstewart says:

    Also, Marynell Meadors of the Atlanta Dream will be an assistant coach for the women’s Olympic basketball team.

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