SoCal Olympians: Highlights From the London 2012 Games

Southern California Olympians are in full force at the 2012 Olympic Games. Here is a photo gallery of highlights from London.

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Former USC swimmer Rebecca Soni screams after setting a world record on her way to a gold medal August 2, 2012. Link: Article
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Riverside native Tyler Clary bites his gold medal after the podium ceremony for the men's 200m backstroke swimming event August 2, 2012. He set an Olympic record on his way to gold. Link: Article
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Newport Beach's Esther Lofgren (center) celebrates winning gold in the women's eight August 2, 2012. The U.S. also won gold in this event in 2008. Link: Article
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Clippers guard Chris Paul, center, drives to the basket past Nigeria's Tony Skinn, right, and Ike Diogu during a 156-73 victory August 2, 2012. Link: Article
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Long Beach's Tony Azevedo competes during the Men's Water Polo Preliminary Round match between Great Britain and the United States August 2, 2012. The U.S. won the match 13-7. Link: Article
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Venus Williams (R) and Serena Williams, pictured here during their Women's Doubles Tennis match against Sorana Cirstea and Simona Halep of Romania on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games advanced to the event's semifinals August 2, 2012. Link: Article
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Southern Californians April Ross (R) and Jennifer Kessy react as the ball goes out in their match against Spain's Liliana Fernandez and Elsa Baquerizo August 2, 2012. The duo won the match 21-19, 19-21, 19-17 and will be the fourth seed when the round of 16 begins. Link: Article
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Ventura resident Phil Dalhausser, center, jumps to spike the ball during a beach volleyball match against the Czech Republic Aug. 2, 2012. Dalhausser and teammate Todd Rogers won the match and will move on to the round of 16. Link: Article
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In Women’s Beach Volleyball, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings beat Austria but they lost their first preliminary round, 21-17. It was their first set lost in three Olympics. They came back strong with wins in their last sets, 21-8, 15-10. Link: Results
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In Men’s Beach Volleyball, SoCal’s Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal beat Latvia on Aug. 1, 2012, in straight sets, 21-10, 21-16. Photo shows Rosenthal diving for the ball during the match. Link: Results
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Ventura native Troy Dumais, 32, and teammate Kristian Ipsen, 19, of Clayton, take the bronze medal on Aug. 1, 2012. Dumais is a four-time Olympian, but this is his first medal. Link: Full Story
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Women’s Tennis: Compton-native Serena Williams is still undefeated. In the quarterfinal round on Aug. 1, 2012, Williams wins over Vera Zvonareva, 6-1, 6-0. Link: Full Story
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Aliso Viejo’s Kyla Ross (right) and Long Beach’s McKayla Maroney (center) helped the U.S. women’s gymnastics team win its first gold medal since the 1996 Atlanta Games.
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Riverside native Tyler Clary finished fifth in the men’s 200m butterfly with a time of 1:55:06 on Tuesday, July 31, 2012.
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Camarillo’s Bob and Mike Bryan advanced to the Olympic men’s tennis doubles quarterfinals after defeating Nikolay Davydenko and Mikhail Youzhny of Russia, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (1) on Tuesday, July 31, 2012.
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The beach volleyball duo from Santa Barbara Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser topped Spanish duo Adrian Gavira and Pablo Herrera on Tuesday, July 31, 2012.
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Jenn Kessy, of San Clemente, and April Ross, of Costa Mesa, bested the Netherlands in three sets on Tuesday, July 31, 2012.
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U.S. women’s soccer – including Diamond Bar’s Alex Morgan, who had two shots on goal – defeated North Korea 1-0 Tuesday, July 31, 2012.
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In Women’s Beach Volleyball, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings win over the Czech Republic in straight sets 21-14, 21-19.
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In Water Polo, the U.S. women win 14-13 over Hungary. Photo shows Kelly Rulon of San Diego evading Rita Keszthelyi of Hungary.
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Women’s Volleyball: Women’s Group B United States vs. Brazil. Team USA beats Brazil 3-1 in the preliminary round Monday. Southern California athletes include Nicole Davis, Tayyiba Haneef-Park, and Danielle Scott-Arruda.
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U.S. Men’s Gymnastics did not medal and took fifth in the Team Finals at the 2012 London Olympics. Sam Mikulak from Newport Coast stepped out of bounds on his vault and scored 15.966 but majority of top teams posted above 16 in vault scores.
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July 30, 2012: Serena Williams will move on to the third round after win over Polish tennis player, Urszula Radwanska in the second set 6-3.
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El Monte's Kim Rhode made history winning her fifth medal in five Olympic Games. She hit 99 out of 100 targets, an Olympic record, to take home gold.
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Jessica Hardy (second on the left) celebrates with her bronze medal during the the Medal Cermony for the Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay on Day One of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Lakers star Kobe Bryant helped lead U.S. men's basketball to an opening victory against France. Bryant scored 10 points in the 98-71 romp.
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Southern Californians Todd Rogers (pictured here) and partner Phil Dalhausser began their gold medal defense with a victory over Kentaro Asahi and Katsuhiro Shiratori of Japan.
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Southern Californians Misty May-Treanor, right, and Kerri Walsh, left, celebrate winning a point against Australia in their Beach Volleyball match.
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April Ross, left, of US celebrates with her teammate Jennifer Kessy, right, after defeating Argentina in their Beach Volleyball match. The So Cal duo just missed out on making the Olympic team in 2008 and have used it as motivation ever since.
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Loyola Marymount graduate Reid Priddy contributed 10 spikes to a winning effort against Serbia in group play.
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In a game against France, Diamond Bar's Alex Morgan scored two goals, propelling Team USA to a 4-2 victory.
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Joseph Diaz Jr. of South El Monte won his first Men's Bantam weight (56kg) bout on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Ryan Bailey of Long Beach reacts after scoring a goal against Montenegro in a preliminary water polo match. The U.S. would go on to win 8-7.
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