List of local athletes, coaches, administrators, media involved with Rio Olympics


The list of athletes, coaches, administrators and media personnel with local connections at the 2016 Rio Olympics:


Eileen Grench
Sebnem Kimyacoglu (Stanford, Pinewood) -- Turkey


Kristian Ipsen (Stanford)

Kassidy Cook (Stanford)


Albane Valenzuela (Stanford) -- Switzerland


Akash Modi (Stanford) -- U.S. alternate

David Jessen (Stanford) -- Czech Republic


Alexander Massialas (Stanford)

Vivian Kong (Stanford) -- Hong Kong

Eileen Grench (Menlo Park) -- Panama


Elle Logan (Stanford)

Grace Luzcak (Stanford)

Cherika Ukogu (Stanford) -- Nigeria

Seth Weil (Menlo-Atherton)


Folau Niua (East Palo Alto)

Victoria Folayan (Stanford)


Helena Scott (Stanford)

Marion Lepert (Castilleja, Stanford)


Kelley O'Hara (Stanford)

Christen Press (Stanford)

Ali Riley (Stanford) -- New Zealand


Brickelle Bro (Stanford)

Katie Ledecky (Stanford)

Maya DiRado (Stanford)

Simone Manuel (Stanford)

Lia Neal (Stanford)

Andi Murez (Stanford) -- Israel

Greg Meehan (Stanford) -- U.S. coach

Geoffrey Cheah (Stanford) -- Hong Kong

Synchronized swimming:

Mariya Koroleva (Stanford)

Table Tennis:

Lilly Zhang (Palo Alto)

Track and field

Justine Fedronic (Stanford) -- France

Katrina Stefani (Stanford) -- Greece

Leroy Sims (Stanford) -- U.S. team doctor

Amy Watt (Gunn)


Kawika Shoji (Stanford)

Erik Shoji (Stanford)

Matt Fuerbringer (Stanford) -- U.S. assistant coach

Foluke Akinradewo (Stanford)

Denise Shelton (Sacred Heart Prep) -- team manager

Kerri Walsh Jennings (Stanford)

Water polo:

Tony Azevedo (Stanford)

Alex Bowen (Stanford)

Bret Bonanni (Stanford)

Ben Hallack (Stanford)

Maggie Steffens (Stanford)

Kiley Neushul (Stanford)

Mackenzie Fischer (Stanford)

Melissa Seidemann (Stanford)

KK Clark (Sacred Heart Prep)


Ros Gold-Onwude, NBC basketball reporter (Stanford)

Wolf Wigo, water polo (Stanford)

Ted Robinson, Play-by-Play (Menlo Park)

Heather Olson, Synchro (Stanford)

Notah Begay, Golf Channel (Stanford)

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Posted by iami
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Aug 5, 2016 at 1:26 pm

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Eileen Grench, who lives in Menlo Park, is representing Panama in fencing (sabre). She attended Ohio State University. Her father, Paul Grench, grew up in Palo Alto.

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Posted by RickEymer
sports editor of the Palo Alto Weekly
on Aug 5, 2016 at 2:51 pm

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Thank you for adding her!

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Posted by Gwen
a resident of Esther Clark Park
on Aug 9, 2016 at 10:44 am

Amy Watt, Gunn High School class of 2016, life time Palo Alto resident, will be representing USA in Rio 2016 Paralympics in track and field.

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