Olympians with Husker ties

2012-07-26T23:50:00Z 2012-07-28T18:56:07Z Olympians with Husker tiesBy the Lincoln Journal Star JournalStar.com
Aleks Maric Australia Men's basketball

Skinny: After playing for the Australian national team in the 2010 FIBA world championships, the former All-Big 12 center got the call to play in London.

Chelsea Aubry
Canada Women's basketball

Skinny: Aubry has been playing for Team Canada for nearly 10 years.

Jessica Furlan
Canada Track and field

Skinny: Furlan competed at Nebraska from 2009-11 and will compete in the steeplechase.

Karina Leblanc Canada Women's soccer

Skinny: Leblanc is making her second Olympics appearance as a goalkeeper.

Brittany Timko
Canada Women's soccer

Skinny: The ex-Husker star has been a member of Team Canada since 2002.

Carl Myerscough
Great Britain
Track and Field

Skinny: The former national champion is making his first Olympic appearance (competing in shot put).

Gyorgyi Farkas
Hungary Track and Field

Skinny: The two-time Olympian will compete in the hepthalon.

Ineta Radevica
Latvia Track and Field

Skinny: The former European champion will compete in the long jump.

Ade Dagunduro
Nigeria Men's basketball

Skinny: The Nigerian team surprised many by securing a bid the Games. Dagunduro will play against LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and the rest of Team USA on Thursday at 4:15 p.m.

Therese Alshammar
Sweden Swimming

Skinny: Already with three Olympic medals, Alshammar will be making her fifth trip to the Olympics. She will compete in the 50-meter butterfly.

Jordan Burroughs United States
Wrestling

Skinny: Burroughs, a two-time national champion with the Huskers, is a favorite to win gold in the 163-pound division.

Amber Neben
United States
Cycling

Skinny: She came to Nebraska on a track scholarship and will be making her second trip to the Olympics.

Jordan Larson
United States
Volleyball

Skinny: Larson has grown into one of Team USA's top players. The Americans are ranked No. 1 in the world.

Chante McMillan
United States Track and Field

Skinny: She secured her first Olympic berth with a third-place finish at the U.S. Trials in the heptathlon.

Incoming

Janis Leitis
Latvia Track and Field

Skinny: Incoming freshman will compete in the 400-meter dash.

Others with Nebraska ties

Athlete Country Event
BJ Lawrence (Doane) Saint Kitts and Nevis Track (4x100 relay)
Tervel Dlagnev (UNK) United States Wrestling
Alice Schmidt (Elkhorn) United States Track (800m)
Jason Parker (Omaha) United States Rifle
Andy Roddick (Omaha) United States Tennis
Jeremy Scott (Norfolk) United States Track (pole vault)

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