Join Us in Cheering for our Local South Florida Olympians

Author: Rich Barnhart

Author: Rich Barnhart

Did you know we have 15 local olympians competing in London 2012? The following athletes are from or currently live in Broward, Dade or Palm Beach County. Follow the local action on our Facebook Page or check out some of these cool photos.

South Florida AthletesFort Lauderdale

  • Sarah Lihan, Sailing, Women’s two-person dingy, Fort Lauderdale (first Olympic Games).
  • Tanya Richards-Ross, Athletics, 400m, Fort Lauderdale (competed in 2004 and 2008 Games, won two medals at 2008 Games).

North Palm Beach

  • Laura Bennett, Triathlon, North Palm Beach (an alternate on 2004 U.S. Team).


  • Foluke Akinradewo, Volleyball, Middle Blocker, Plantation (first Olympic Games).
  • Anna Tunnicliffe, Sailing, Elliott 6m, Plantation (gold medalist in 2008).

Riviera Beach

  • Tony McQuay, Athletics, 400m, Riviera Beach (first Olympic Games).


  • Brian Fatih, Sailing, Men’s Keelboat, Miami (first Olympic Games).
  • Sylvia Fowles, Basketball, Center, Miami (competed in 2008 Games).
  • Manuel Huerta, Triathlon, Miami (first Olympic Games).
  • LeBron James, Basketball, Forward, Miami (competed in 2004 and 2008 Games).
  • Danell Leyva, Gymnastics, Artistic, Miami (first Olympic Games).
  • Mark Mendelblatt, Sailing, Men’s Keelboat, Miami (competed in 2004 Games)
  • Robin Prendes, Rowing, Lightweight Men’s Four, Miami (first Olympic Games).

Palm Beach Gardens

  • Serena Williams, Tennis, Palm Beach Gardens (competed in 2000 and 2008 Games).
  • Venus Williams, Tennis, Palm Beach Gardens (competed in 2000, 2004 and 2008 Games).

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Blog Author:

Rich Barnhart

Rich is the broker and owner of By The Sea Realty and a frequent contributor to the company's real estate blog.

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