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Welcome home, local Olympians

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games closed Sunday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, capping a successful run for the U.S. contingent, which includes many athletes and coaches with ties to the Newport Beach-Costa Mesa area.

Here are the local Olympians:

ATHLETES

• April Ross (Costa Mesa resident and Newport Harbor High School graduate): women’s beach volleyball

• Maddie Musselman (Newport Beach resident and Corona del Mar High School grad): women’s water polo

Kaleigh Gilchrist, Newport Harbor High grad, women’s water polo.
Kaleigh Gilchrist, Newport Harbor High grad, women’s water polo.
(Christophe Simon / Getty Images)

• Kaleigh Gilchrist (Newport Beach resident and Newport Harbor High grad): women’s water polo

• Maggie Steffens (Newport Beach resident): women’s water polo

• Sam Mikulak (Newport Coast resident and Corona del Mar High grad): men’s gymnastics

Sam Mikulak, a Corona del Mar High grad, men’s gymnastics.
Sam Mikulak, a Corona del Mar High grad, men’s gymnastics.
(Dmitri Lovetsky / AP)

• Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach resident and Newport Harbor High grad): men’s Laser class sailing

• Luca Cupido (Newport Beach resident and Newport Harbor High grad): men’s water polo

• John Mann (Corona del Mar High grad): men’s water polo

• Charles Jock (UC Irvine grad): men’s track and field

• David Smith (UCI grad): men’s volleyball

• Maggie Hogan (trains at Newport Aquatic Center): women’s kayaking

Maggie Hogan, who trains at Newport Aquatic Center, competed in women’s kayaking.
Maggie Hogan, who trains at Newport Aquatic Center, competed in women’s kayaking.
(Julian Finney / Getty Images)

• Phillip Chew (UCI student): men’s badminton

• Eva Lee (UCI grad): women’s badminton

• Persis William-Mensah (Estancia High grad and UCI student-athlete): Ghana women’s track and field

• Kevin Tillie (ex-UCI All-American): France men’s volleyball

COACHES

• John Speraw (ex-UCI men’s volleyball coach): coach for men’s volleyball team

• Chris Oeding (Corona del Mar High grad): assistant coach for women’s water polo team

• Dan Klatt (UCI women’s water polo coach): assistant coach for women’s water polo team

• Matt Fuerbringer (Estancia High School grad): assistant coach for men’s volleyball team

• Jamie Morrison (ex-UCI women’s volleyball assistant coach): assistant coach for women’s volleyball team

• Dave Durden (UCI grad): assistant coach for men’s swim team

• Adrian Delgado (Orange Coast College women’s volleyball assistant coach): assistant coach for Mexico men’s volleyball team


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