16 LDS athletes qualify for Olympics

Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, July 11 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Sarah Robles, who is Mormon, is one of several LDS athletes competing in London.

Provided by Sarah Robles

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The 2012 Olympic Games will open in London in about three weeks. At least 16 athletes who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have qualified to compete.

United States: John Nunn, racewalking; Tumua Anae, water polo; Sarah Robles, weightlifting; Breeja Larson, swimming; Jake Gibb, beach volleyball; Ryan Millar, Rich Lambourne and Russell Holmes, volleyball; Arielle Martin, women's BMX; Jillian Camarena-Williams, shot put

New Zealand: Valerie Adams, shot put, and Hayley Palmer, swimming

Venezuela: Maria Gabriela Martinez Gascon and Johanna Fuenmayor, fencing

Bolivia: Andrew Rutherfurd, swimming

Cook Islands: Celeste Brown, swimming

As Olympic trials and other qualifying deadlines come in the next week and rosters are finalized, Mormon Times is looking for Mormon athletes who are competing. Please email mormontimes@desnews.com with their name, sport and country they are representing.

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