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    Indiana in the 2012 London Olympics

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    July 21, 2012

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The 2012 London Olympics will feature seven Hoosiers representing six countries in six sports.

    2012 Indiana University Olympians
    Kayla Bashore -Smedley (USA, Women's Field Hockey)
    Margaux Farrell (France, Swimming - Women's 4x200M freestyle relay)
    Christina Loukas (USA, Diving - Women's 3M Springboard)
    Dorina Szekeres (Hungary, Swimming - Women's 200M backstroke)
    Nicholas Schwab (Dominican Republic - Men's 200M freestyle)
    Derek Drouin (Canada, Men's High Jump)
    Orianica Velasquez (Colombia - Women's Soccer)

    #IULondon12 Notes
    • 2012 will serve as the 2nd straight Olympic Games for Kayla Bashore -Smedley (USA Field Hockey) & Christina Loukas (USA Diving)
    • 4 current IU student-athletes are competing for 4 different countries
    - Dorina Szekeres, Hungary - 200M Backstroke
    - Nicholas Schwab, Dominican Republic - 200M Freestyle
    - Ori Velasquez, Colombia - Women's Soccer
    - Derek Drouin, Canada - High Jump
    • Since 1904, Indiana athletes, coaches and staff have accumulated 85 medals, including 48 gold medals
    • Most decorated Indiana Olympian - Mark Spitz, 11 total medals (9 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze)
    - 1972 Munich Olympics - 7 Gold, a record broken by Michael Phelps at the 2008 Beijing Olympics (8 Gold)
    • Most recent IU Gold Medalist - David Neville, Men's Track & Field (USA) in 2008

    Stay Connected
    Stay connected on Twitter through the London Games and join the conversation by tagging your tweets #IULondon12. To see a list of Twitter accounts to follow, visit IU's London Olympics Central.

    Ask the Experts
    Part of the 2012 London Olympics coverage, IUHoosiers.com will feature a series entitled Ask the Experts, highlighting Indiana coaches and faculty and their connections to the Olympic Games.

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