Three Local Athletes Win Olympic Medals

Weekend Local Olympic Recap: see who won what.

If you missed it, this was a weekend filled with Olympic wins for athletes from our area.

One gold medal and two bronze medals won at the 2012 Olympics this weekend have links back to our area.

Lisa Raymond Wins Bronze

The most recent medal was won by , of Upper Providence and formerly of Wayne.

Raymond lost in the bronze medal match for women’s doubles Sunday, taking fourth place. But hours later, Raymond and partner Mike Bryan, earned a bronze medal in the mixed doubles match up with a win.

There truly are no words to describe what I feel...Thanks @bryanbrothers and #TeamUSA for making my dream come true! http://yfrog.com/037sjaj  --Raymond Tweeted Sunday

Brandan Hansen Wins Gold

was part of the much talked about men’s 4x100 relay team with Michael Phelps that won gold Saturday.

If you missed it: Click here to view full Olympic swimming coverage from Saturday. (The men’s 4x100 race starts at 1:11:39 and they get their medals around 1:39:00.)

My 6th Olympic medal will be one I'll never forget. Thanks @MichaelPhelps @MattGrevers @Nathangadrian #TeamUSA pic.twitter.com/S2LbNzcp -Hansen Tweeted

Hansen took the bronze medal last Sunday, finishing third overall in the Men’s 100-meter final at the 2012 London Olympics.

3 reasons this was my favorite Olympics 1.Being Team Captain 2.Taking the bronze from lane 8. 3.The USA fans, u guys were truly the best! --Hansen Tweeted Sunday

Glenn Ochal Wins Bronze

won a bronze medal as part of the four man rowing team Saturday.

The Roman Catholic High School alum is part of the four-man rowing team that came came in third after the teams from Great Britain and Australia. The USA team time was 6:07:20.

“move over Jack Kelly and Rocky, I want to see Glenn on the Drive!” commented on Roxborough-Manayunk Patch.

Lucy Bennett August 06, 2012 at 05:09 AM
Congratulations to Lisa, Glenn and Brendan. Thanks for representing us so well on Team USA.
Carrie Piccard, Realtor, ABR, ALHS, CRS August 06, 2012 at 02:22 PM
How exciting to have so many Olympic athletes in the community!!!
Lindsay at Flag Lady Gifts August 13, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Congratulations to our local athletes, including those who competed as well as those who won medals!


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