Meet The Black Athletes of Team USA

Meet The Black Athletes of Team USA

Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper

Serena Williams (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Women’s Basketball

Seimone Augustus, age 28, studied at Louisiana State University
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/augustus-seimone-1133206/

Swin Cash, age 32, studied at University of Connecticut
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/cash-swin-1133425/

Tamika Catchings, age 33, studied at University of Tennessee
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/catchings-tamika-1133428/

Tina Charles, age 23, studied at University of Connecticut 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/charles-tina-1133450/

Sylvia Fowles, age 26, studied at Louisiana State University 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/fowles-sylvia-1132897/

Asjha Jones, age 31, studied at University of Connecticut 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/jones-asjha-1132255/

Angel McCoughtry, age 25, studied at University of Louisville
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/mccoughtry-angel-1131214/

Maya Moore, age 23, studied at University of Connecticut 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/moore-maya-1131345/

Candace Parker, age 26, studied at University of Tennessee 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/parker-candace-1131492/

**Women’s team scheduled to face Turkey on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 10:30 p.m.

Men’s Basketball

Carmelo Anthony, age 28, studied at Syracuse University 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/anthony-carmelo-1133184/

Kobe Bryant, age 33
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/bryant-kobe-1124720/

Tyson Chandler, age 29 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/chandler-tyson-1124775/

Anthony Davis, age 19, studied at University of Kentucky 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/davis-anthony-1284180/

Kevin Durant, age 23, studied at University of Texas
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/durant-kevin-1124764/

James Harden, age 22, studied at Arizona State University 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/harden-james-1237724/

Andre Iguodala, age 28, studied at University of Arizona 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/iguodala-andre-1124730/

LeBron James, age 27 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/james-lebron-1132190/

Chris Paul, age 27, studied at Wake Forest University 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/paul-chris-1124686/

Russell Westbrook, age 23, studied at UCLA 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/westbrook-russell-1124672/

Deron Williams, age 28, studied at the University of Illinois 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/williams-deron-1124731/

Women’s Boxing

Quanitta Underwood, age 28 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/underwood-quanitta-1134186/

Men’s Boxing

Marcus Browne, age 21 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/browne-marcus-1133355/

Dominic Breazeale, age 26, studied at University of North Colorado
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/breazeale-dominic-1235859/
**Scheduled to box on Wednesday Aug. 1 at 3:30 p.m.    

Michael Hunter, age 24 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/hunter-ii-michael-1124723/
**Scheduled to box on Wednesday Aug. 1 at 2:30 p.m.

Terrell Gausha, age 24
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/gausha-terrell-1132937/

Jamel Herring, age 26 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/herring-jamel-1134753/

Errol Spence, age 22 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/spence-errol-1133773/

Rau’ Shee Warren age 23
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/warren-raushee-1135362/

 

Women’s Fencing

Maya Lawrence, age 32, studied at Columbia University
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/lawrence-maya-1132404/

Nzingha Prescod, age 19, studied at Columbia University
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/prescod-nzingha-1134168/

Men’s Fencing

Miles Chamley Watson, age 22, studied at Penn State University
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/chamley-watson-miles-1131809/

Daryl Homer, age 22, studied at St. John’s University 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/homer-daryl-1131268/

Women’s Gymnastics

Gabrielle Douglas, age 16 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/douglas-gabrielle-1132742/

Men’s Gymnastics

John Orozco, age 19 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/orozco-john-1133634/

Men’s Rowing

David Banks, age 28, studied at Stanford University 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/banks-david-1133221/

Women’s Soccer

Sydney Leroux, age 22, studied at UCLA
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/leroux-sydney-1130630/

Women’s Swimming

Lia Neal, age 17 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/neal-lia-1133103/

Men’s Swimming

Cullen Jones, age 28, studied at North Carolina State University 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/jones-cullen-1237821/

Anthony Ervin, age 31
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/ervin-anthony-1237576/

Taekwondo

Terrance Jennings, age 25, studied at Northern Virginia Community College 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/jennings-terrence-1132211/

Women’s Tennis

Serena Williams, age 30 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/williams-serena-1131104/

Venus Williams, age 32
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/williams-venus-1131109/

Men’s Tennis

Donald Young, age 23 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/young-donald-1135619/

Women’s Track and Field

Keisha Baker, age 24, studied at University of Oregon – 4×400 meter relay
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/baker-keshia-1133216/

Bridgette Barrett, age 21 – High Jump
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/barrett-brigetta-1131820/

T’erea Brown, age 22, studied at University of Miami –  400 meter hurdles
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/brown-terea-1132758/

Michelle Carter, age 26, studied at University of Texas – Shot Put
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/carter-michelle-1124778/

Janet Cherobon-Bawcom, age 33 – Long Distance Running
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/cherobon-bawcom-janet-1284280/

Jessica Cosby, age 30, studied at UCLA – Women’s Hammer Throw
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/cosby-jessica-1135064/

Sharon Clay, age 27, studied at University of California-Poly – Heptathlon
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/day-sharon-1132681/

Janay Deloach, age 26, studied at Colorado State University – Long Jump
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/deloach-janay-1132695/

Diamond Dixon, age 20 – 4×400 meter Relay
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/dixon-diamond-1289855/

Allyson Felix, age 26, studied at University of Southern California – 100 meter
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/felix-allyson-1132858/

Chelsea Hayes, age 24 – Long Jump
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/hayes-chelsea-1289859/

Carmelita Jeter, age 32, studied at California State University – 100 meter
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/jeter-carmelita-1132223/

Alysia Johnson Montano, age 26, studied at University of California Poly – 800 meter
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/johnson-montano-alysia-1132145/

Chantae McMillan, age 24 – Heptathlon
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/mcmillan-chantae-1289866/

Aretha Thurmond, age 35, studied at University of Washington – Discus Throw
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/thurmond-aretha-1133890/

Deedee Trotter, age 29, studied at University of Tennessee – 400 meter
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/trotter-deedee-1131834/

Men’s Track and Field

Kerron Clement, age 23, studied at University of Florida – 400 meter Hurdles
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/clement-kerron-1132319/

Ashton Eaton, age 24, studied at University of Oregon – Decathlon
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/eaton-ashton-1132803/

Justin Gatlin, age 30, studied at University of Tennessee – 100 meter Hurdles
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/gatlin-justin-1132934/

Tyson Gay, age 29 – 100 meter
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/gay-tyson-1284191/

Marquis Goodwin, age 21 – Long Jump
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/goodwin-marquise-1284181/

Reese Hoffa, age 33, studied at University of Georgia – Shot Put
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/hoffa-reese-1134774/

George Kitchens, age 29 – Men’s Long Jump
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/kitchens-george-1284288/

Erik Kynard, age 21, studied at Kansas State University – High Jump
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/kynard-erik-1132385/

Lopez Lomong, age 27, studied at Northern Arizona University – 5000 meter
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/lomong-lopez-1132453/

Tony McQuay, age 22, studied at the University of Florida – 400 meter
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/mcquay-tony-1235744/

Aries Merritt, age 26, studied at University of Tennessee – 110 meter Hurdles
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/merritt-aries-1131270/

Lashawn Merritt, age 26, studied at Old Dominion University – 400 meter
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/merritt-lashawn-1131818/

Manteo Mitchell, age 25 – 4×400 meter Relay
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/mitchell-manteo-1284291/

Maurice Mitchell, age 22, studied at Florida State University – 200 meter
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/mitchell-maurice-1134178/

Jamie Nieto, age 35, studied at Eastern Michigan University – High Jump
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/nieto-jamie-1132195/

Darvis Patton, age 34, studied at Texas Christian University – 4×100 meter Relay
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/patton-darvis-1131841/

Jason Richardson, age 26, studied at University of South Carolina – 110 meter Hurdles
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/richardson-jason-1133547/

Khadevis Robinson, age 36, studied at California State – 800 meter
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/robinson-khadevis-1130722/

Duane Solomon, age 27 – 800 meter
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/solomon-duane-1284295/

Michael Tinsley, age 28, studied at Jackson State University – 400 meter Hurdles
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/tinsley-michael-1135605/

Isiah Young, age 22 – 200 meter
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/young-isiah-1295643/

Jason Young, age 31, studied at Texas Tech University – Discus Throw
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/young-jason-1124779/

Women’s Volleyball

Foluke Akinradewo, age 24, studied at Stanford University
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/akinradewo-foluke-1133141/

Tayyiba Haneef-Park, age 33, studied at Long Beach University 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/haneef-park-tayyiba-1133051/

Megan Hodge, age 23, studied at Penn State 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/herring-jamel-1134753/

Destinee Hooker, age 24
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/hooker-destinee-1134789/

Danielle Scott-Arruda, age 39, studied at Long Beach State University 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/scott-arruda-danielle-1133665/

Men’s Weightlifting

Kendrick Farris, age 26, studied at Louisiana State University 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/farris-kendrick-1132313/

Women’s Wrestling

Kelsey Campbell, age 27, studied at Arizona State University 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/campbell-kelsey-1133411/

Men’s Wrestling

Dremiel Deshon Byers, age 37, studied at North Carolina A&T 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/byers-dremiel-deshon-1133391/