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Mixed Bag For New Jersey’s Olympians

Olympians from New Jersey are having some success and some big failures as the Summer Olympics begins its second week of competition in London.



 

  • FULL COVERAGE: 2012 Summer Games
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    Team USA Women's soccer team
    Team USA Women's soccer team (Team USA Women's soccer team

    East Brunswick native Heather O’Reilly made the pass that led to Alex Morgan’s dramatic game-winning goal that gave the U.S. Women’s Soccer team a 4-3 semifinal victory over Canada. Morgan scored on a header in the final seconds of extra time to snap a 3-3 tie as the Americans three times battled back from behind to advance into Thursday’s gold medal match against Japan.

    In his third Olympics 31-year old Matt Emmons of Browns Mills won a bronze medal in the grueling three-position rifle event to go along with the gold and silver medals he won in previous shooting events in 2004 and 2008. The former Pemberton High School baseball player has also had his share of Olympic misfortune but could be back in 2016.

    Judo fighter Nick Delpropolo of Westfield suffered the embarrassment of being expelled from the games for failing a drug test. The 23-year old, who finished 7th in his weight class apologized in a statement and said he inadvertently consumed something that was baked with marijuana inside before he left for the Olympics.

     Julie Culley
    Julie Culley (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

    Julie Culley of Clinton advanced to Friday’s 5000meter final after turning in a personal best time in qualifying Tuesday. Jeff Porter of Franklin has moved into the 110meter hurdles semifinals.

    2012 TEAM USA OLYMPIANS FROM NEW JERSEY

    Click each name to read each athlete’s bio

    MEDALS WON NAME SPORT BIRTH PLACE STATE HOMETOWN
    Jordan Burroughs Wrestling Camden N.J. Sicklerville
    Julie Culley Distance runner Harrisburg Pa. Lebanon
    Rachael Dawson Field Hockey Camden NJ Berlin
    Nick Delpopolo Judo Niksic Montenegro Westfield
    Matt Emmons Shooting Mt. Holly N.J. Brown Mills
    Steven Gluckstein Gymnastics Red Bank N.J. Atlantic Highlands
    Tobin Heath Soccer Morristown N.J. Basking Ridge
    Connor Jaeger Swimming Hackensack N.J. Fair Haven
    Ashia Jones Basketball Piscataway N.J. Piscataway
    Cullen Jones Swimming Bronx N.Y. New Brunswick
    Steve Kasprzyk Rowing Willingboro N.J. Cinnaminson
    Maya Lawrence Fencing Teaneck N.J. Teaneck
    Carli Lloyd Soccer Marlton N.J. Delran
    Christina McHale Tennis Teaneck N.J. Englewood Cliffs
    Heather O’Reilly Soccer New Brunswick N.J. East Brunswick
    Jeff Porter Athletics Summit N.J. Somerset
    Christie Rampone Soccer Ft. Lauderdale Fla. Pt. Pleasant
    Rebecca Soni Swimming Freehold N.J. Plainsboro
    Michelle Vittese Field Hockey Philadelphia Pa. Cherry Hill
    Dagmara Wozniak Fencing Wroclaw Poland Avenel

     

     

    (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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