Claressa Shields is in fact competing, and we are following women boxers on a separate tracker, embedded here: http://www.wnyc.org/articles/wnyc-news/2012/aug/06/women-boxers-claressa-shields-and-marlen-esparza-medal/ Shields in competing in the semifinals today.
Hi folks--WNYC did stories on Clerissa shields and her struggle to box and to become a competitor. I heard those reports. Now I see that she is not listed here. Can we have a response from someone about why? Am I incorrect? If so, can someone please explain that? If not, can it be corrected?
I am a member of this station. Can someone repond?? I posted about this last week.
Orozco is of Puerto Rican descent,
Is this the only and best thing you could say about this young man?? He has no dreams, aspirations??
WNYC has a fixation on color and ethnicity. I guess his accomplishment is being PR.
Where is Samyr Laine from Newburgh, New York, who is competing for Haiti in the triple jump on Tuesday, August 7th? Anne Marie Schoonhoven
Where's Amanda Clark from Shelter Island? She's sailing the 470s.
You forgot Amanda Clark..Amazing sailor from Shelter Island, N.Y.
I don't see any mention of Clarissa Shields-Boxing
Jordan Burroughs is from Sicklerville, NJ (not NY)... and he's going to bring home the gold!
I don't see Beezie Madden, from Cazenovia, NY, who is competing for a third Olympic equestrian medal (jumping).
Where is Clerissa Shields, boxing?
You forgot somebody. Or is Hartford not considered to be part of this region? Possibly not, though if not, I doubt Pt Pleasant is any closer. Stublic is also a Columbia alum.
Great tracker! One correction: Trampolene champ from Atlantic Highlands, NJ Steven Gluckstein is not 32. He's 22 years old.
There is another Olympian from the NY area who is not mentioned in your tracking guide. She is Melissa Gonzalas of Mohegan Lake NY, a member of the field Hocky team. Mohegan Lake is in Westchester County,about one hour north of the city.
If Lia Neal's mom is from Hong Kong, isn't she biracial and not African American? I think that makes her half Asian American, so her connection to the Asian community should be made known. The way the biography is written, it almost seems her mother's place of origin is an afterthought rather than an actual part of Lia as a whole.
Dear sportsmen and sportswomen,I am giving my warmest congratulations on starting the Olympic Games of 2012 in London. So many sports, so many countries, and so many new sportsmen and sportswomen - all will have golden opportunities of showing advantages. I am also giving my heartfelt congratulations to International Sports Federations and National Olympic Committees which show their great respect for traditions of the Olympic Games of 779 BC. I am for sportsmanship. Best wishes, Gintaras Kavarskas, English teacher and American writer
What about the immigrants who live in New York but will be competing for their home countries? There are at least four in track and field alone:
Jeremy Bascom (Guyana), Erison Hurtault (Dominica), Julius Mutekanga (Uganda) and Moussa Dembele (Senegal) all live in New York and train with the Central Park Track Club. You can read about all of them at http://www.centralparktc.org/2012/07/features/cptc-new-balance-sends-4-athletes-to-the-olympics/
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