Open Water Swimming
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2016 Olympics: A portfolio of local athletes

Open Water Swimming

Swimmer Jordan Wilimovsky, photographed under the pier in Santa Monica, will be going to the 2016 Rio Olympics as an open water competitor.

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Water Polo

Courtney Mathewson, photographed after team practice at the Joint Forces Training Base pool in Los Alamitos, will compete on the U.S. women’s water polo team. Mathewson, who was part of the 2012 Olympic team that won the gold medal, won four consecutive NCAA titles while playing at UCLA.

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Soccer

Christen Press is a forward with the women’s national soccer team. Press is photographed at Chadwick School, where she is an alum, in Palos Verdes.

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Rugby

Members of the U.S. men’s sevens rugby team (from left) Danny Berret, Folau Niua, Garrett Bender and Martin Iosefo are photographed at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Boxing

Carlos Balderas, photographed in his family gym in Santa Maria, will compete in the lightweight division in boxing at the Rio Olympics.

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Badminton

Phillip Chew and Jamie Subandhi, photographed at the Orange County Badminton Club in Orange, will compete on the U.S. Badminton team. Chew and Subhandhi are competing in their first Olympics.

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Shooting

Kim Rhode, a five-time Olympic medalist in shotgun, will compete on the U.S shooting team. The Rio Games will be her sixth Olympics. Rhode became the first American individual athlete to win a medal in five consecutive Olympic Games in 2012.

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Archery

Zach Garrett, photographed at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, will be part of the U.S. archery team. He will be competing in his first Olympics.

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Fencing

All-American fencer Alexander Massialas, photographed near Chrissy Field in San Francisco, will compete in the foil for the U.S. team. Massialas, who also competed at the 2012 Olympics, took his senior year off at Stanford to train for Rio and earned a silver medal at the 2015 world championships.

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
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