Out of the 35 New Yorkers participating in the 2012 Olympics in London, starting on Friday with the official Opening Ceremony, we are especially excited to cheer nine New York African American athletes. They will be participating in a range of events from track, swimming, boxing, basketball, fencing and more.
World records will be achieved, but most of all cheers of pride and joy will be heard around the world for our all American athletes.
Here is list of NY African American athletes participating in the 2012 London Olympics. Best wishes to:
Lia Neal, Brooklyn, swimmer 400 meter free relay; Cullen Jones, Bronx, swimmer 50 meter free, 100 meter free, 400 meter free relay; John Orozco, Bronx, gymnastics artistic; Nzingha Prescod, Brooklyn, fencing foil, individual, team; Tina Charles, Jamaica (Queens), basketball; Marcus Browne, Staten Island, boxing, light heavyweight; Jamel Herring, Coram (Long Island), boxing light welterweight; Brigetta Barrett, Wappinger Falls, high jump; and Lopez Lomong, Marietta, track 5,000 meter.