Six From Suddenlink Areas Earn Olympic Medals

Throughout the Olympics, we have been following athletes with ties to Suddenlink-served communities. Congratulations to six of them on medal-winning performances:

David Boudia, born in Abilene, Texas, who earned a gold medal in men’s 10-meter platform diving and a bronze in synchronized 10-meter platform diving;

Breeja Larson, Texas A&M (Bryan, Texas) swimmer, for earning gold as part of the 4×100-meter medley relay team;

Paige McPherson, also born in Abilene, who takes home a bronze medal for women’s welterweight taekwondo;

Aries Merritt, who lives in Bryan, Texas, for taking gold in the men’s 110-meter hurdles;

Coleman Scott, who lives in Stillwater, Okla., for taking the men’s freestyle 60kg wrestling bronze medal.

Deron Williams, born in Parkersburg, W. Va., who helped the men’s basketball team earn gold medal-status.

Congratulations to the other Olympians we followed for proudly representing the U.S. in London: Cammile Adams, Jake Cornelius, Kendrick Farris, Marquise Goodwin, Amy Hastings, Chelsea Hayes, Meb Keflezighi, Micah Lawrence, Wallace Spearmon and Jason Young.

Texas A&M Swimmers Going for Gold

Olympics watchers in Suddenlink-served Bryan-College Station, Texas, will be keeping an eye on Texas A&M swimmers in competition that starts Sunday at the London Olympics.  Breeja Larson gets things started when women’s 100-meter breastroke heats begin Sunday.  With success Sunday, Breeja can go for the gold in the finals on Monday.

Then it’s teammate Cammile Adams turn, as she participates in 200-meter butterfly heats on Tuesday.   Final medal competition for that event will be Wednesday.

Texas A&M Coach Steve Bultman is serving as a Team USA swimming coach.  Meanwhile, three Aggie swimmers will compete on the Mexican women’s Olympic team, including Erica Dittmer, Rita Medrano and Lili Ibanez.

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