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OLYMPIANS PRESENT AT THE 2017 JUNIOR PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
We had 19 Olympians attend and 17 are in the picture (missing from the picture were Barbara Bush (CAN-1988) and Rolando Ruiz Pedreguera (CUB-1980) who were lost!). There were Olympians from every Olympic Games since 1968 except 1996 in Atlanta (a total of 34 Olympic Games participants in a total of 12 different Olympic Games). They are, pictured from the top left to right: Katura Horton-Perinchief (the first black woman from any nation to dive at the Olympics - she participated in 2004); Yoendis ("Cookie") Salazar (CUB-2000); Milagros Gonzalez (CUB-1980); Chris Colwill (USA-2008, 2012); Kelly McCormick Robertson (Double Olympic Medallist-Silver 1984 and Bronze 1988 and Pan American Gold medallist 1983 and 1987 and the daughter of Patricia McCormick, double gold medallist in the Olympics); Mark Ruiz (USA - 2000, 2004), Nancy Robertson Brawley (CAN - 1968, 1972), Beverley Boys (CAN - 1968, 1972, 1976), Arturo Miranda (CAN - 2000, 2008); Bottom left to right: Jorge Betancourt (CUB - 2004, 2008), Reuben Ross (CAN 2008, 20012), Mary DePiero Carroll (1992), Jose Guera (CUB - 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, Pan American Games Gold medallist 2007), Fernando Henderson (DOM - 1984), Kathy Rollo Seaman (CAN - 1972), Janet Nutter (CAN - 1980), Hugo Parisi (crouched - BRA - 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016). There were two four-time Olympians, one three-time Olympian, seven two-time Olympians and one double Olympic medallist (to match podiums with her mother in the same event but 32 years later in each case!).
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