Did you know that Californians make up a huge chunk of the US Olympic team? Of the 530 American athletes, 128 are from California!
Orinda native water polo player, Heather Petri, says “The Bay Area is the perfect combination of climate and outdoor space. It invigorates you to try sports. People flock here because of the opportunities.” (Mercury News)
Among the 128 athletes from California, many of them are Bay Area residents:
These are just a few of the talented athletes we’re rooting for. Want to see more? Check out this great article from Huffington Post titled, “Bay Area Olympians: Californians Make Up Most Of The U.S. Olympic Team”