30 Jul '12


Posted by admin in Athletes, Hawaii, Olympics

Friday was the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. As an athlete, it must be a dream to compete at the highest level, against what the rest of the world has to offer and to represent your country, city, family, etc. These 2012 summer games will be showcasing a total of 9 athletes from and/or born in Hawaii. Featured here are four, Tamari Miyashiro, Lindsey Berg, Kyla Ross and Clarissa Chun.

Tamari Miyashiro, Volleyball (Kalani Grad). Competing in her first Olympic games as a reserve libero, a defensive specialist position.
Lindsey Berg, Volleyball (Punahou Grad). She will be teaming up with Tamari Miyashiro in her 3rd Summer Olympic games. She was on the team that took 5th place in 2004, a silver medal in 2008, and she's shooting for Gold in London.
Kyla Ross, Gymnastics (Born in Honolulu). Earned the nickname, "Mighty Mouse," she is only 15 years old and is the youngest person on Team USA's gymnastic roster.
Clarissa Chun, Wrestling (Roosevelt Grad). She was the first Hawaii-born wrestler to compete in the Olympics and placed fifth overall at the 2008 games in Beijing.