19 Olympians with Washington ties win medals

19 Olympians with Washington ties win medals

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Nathan Adrian

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by TRAVIS PITTMAN / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 4:35 AM

Washington state was well represented at the 2012 Olympic Games. Nineteen athletes are coming home with medals, and one of them has three.

Bremerton's Nathan Adrian became an instant celebrity after winning the men's 100 meter freestyle relay. He also picked up medals in two relay events, including gold in Michael Phelps' final race.

Ten former or current Washington Huskies won medals, including seven who are part of the great UW rowing dynasty.

Women's Eight coxswain cemented herself as a Husky legend with her third Olympic medal and second gold. Megan Kalmoe and Adrienne Martelli won bronze in the Quad Sculls and Scott Gault took bronze in the Men's Four.

Three Husky rowers are taking their silver medals over the border.  Will Crothers, Rob Gibson and Conlin McCabe competed for Canada in the Men's Eight.

Five soccer players with ties to Washington have gold around their necks after winning the women's tournament. Four of them play for the Seattle Sounders of the W-League and one of them, Hope Solo, was raised in Washington. The other Sounders are Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe. Another Washington native is Amy LePeilbet of Spokane.

Husky volleyball players Courtney Thompson and Tamari Miyashiro won silver for the U.S.

Just as they did in 2004 and 2008, Seattle Storm teammates Sue Bird and Lauren Jackson won medals -- gold for Bird and the United States, bronze for Jackson and Australia.

Marti Malloy of Oak Harbor defeated the second-seeded judo player on her way to a bronze medal and track cyclist Jennie Reed of Kirkland finally won a medal at her third Olympics, taking silver in the new event Team Pursuit.

Here is a slide show of the Washington athletes who won medals at the Games.

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