San Diego tied with Brazil for 14th in RIO medal count with 15 medals.

Mandatory Photo Credit: Edwin Dickerson

(Article Written Friday August 19th. The medal count used in this article is from the 19 and may have changed) 

San Diego Athletes have murdering the Rio Olympics. Counting athletes born in San Diego County and those who have trained at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center leading up to RIO. We have had 45 athletes compete in RIO. The main teams that train at the CVOTC are RUGBY (Men’s & Women’s), BMX (Men’s & Women’s) and Archery (Men’s & Women’s Teams). We also have some of Americas best Track & Field athletes.

If the Rio Olympics ended today the 45 San Diego linked athletes would be returning home with 15 olympic medals. Those 15 medals would place them in a tie for 14th with the host country Brazil and New Zealand. The 15 medals breakdown into 7 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronze. San Diego will also be bringing home 1 world record and 1 olympic record. The WR belongs to Jennifer Valente and Sarah Hammer. Both are members of the USA Cycling Pursuit Team setting the record at 4:12.282.The OR belongs to Ryan Crouser who won gold in the men’s shot put final. He set a new OR of 22.52.

San Diego has a chance to bring home three more medals with Cyrus Hostetler (Men’s Javelin), Sean Furey (Men’s Javelin) and Meb Keflezighi (Marathon). Cyrus and Sean will be competing today at 4:55pm PT. Meb will help close out Rio 2016 on Sunday the 21st.

Here are some photos of Chula Vista Olympians from CVOTC birthday party and from USA Olympic BMX Trials we covered.

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Athlete Sport Hometown Medals
Zach Garrett Archery Wellington, Missouri  1 (Gold)
Brady Ellison Archery Glendale, AZ  1 (Gold)
Jake Kaminski Archery Buffalo, NY  1 (Gold)
Connor Fields  Cycling  Plano, TX  1 (gold)
Ryan Crouser  Track & Field   Portland, OR  1 (OR) Gold
Ryan Lochte  Swimming  Rochester, NY  1 (Gold)
Jeff Henderson  Track & Field  McAlmont, Arkansas  1 (Gold)
Alise Post  Cycling  St. Cloud, MN  1 (Silver)
Will Claye  Track & Field  Tucson, AZ  1 (Silver)
Joe Kovacs Track & Field Nazareth, Pennsylvania  1 (Silver)
Sarah Hammer  Cycling  Temecula  2 WR (Silver)
Jennifer Valente Cycling  San Diego  1 WR (Silver)
Caleb Paine  Sailing  San Diego  1 (Bronze)
Steffen Peters  Dressage  Carmel Valley  1 (Bronze)

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I graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Media Studies. I am also the Founder and CEO of San Diego Sports Domination. I am an award winning blogger and have been covering San Diego State Athletics and San Diego Sports for the past 10 years. I have written many guest articles and have appeared in many podcasts. I am also the team photographer for the San Diego Silverbacks, San Diego Surf (WPSL) and San Diego Strike Force. At my day job, I am a Live Coverage and Studio Coordinator at STN Digital a Digital Marketing Agency that works in the Sports & Entertainment Industry. We work with the biggest sports & entertainment companies in the world.

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