Congratulations Extended to Connecticut Athletes in Olympics

(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Hartford, Conn. (WTNH) – Governor Dannel Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today congratulated the athletes from our state that are competing in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil.

“We are honored to have a group of internationally recognized athletes who call Connecticut their home and will represent our state and our nation in one of the most prominent sporting events in the world,” Governor Malloy said.  “We wish all of the Team USA athletes the best in this year’s Olympic Games, but in particular you can guarantee that there will be a strong contingent of us back home in Connecticut cheering for our hometown stars.”

“Congratulations to our Connecticut Olympians – we’re thrilled to be represented on Team USA,” Lt. Governor Wyman said.  “These men and women are tremendous athletes, and their commitment to excellence makes them great role models for all of us back home.  I wish them good luck and urge them to enjoy every minute of the Games.”

The Governor and Lt. Governor also expressed their best wishes to Team USA Women’s Basketball head coach Coach Geno Auriemma and several Huskies, who will be competing on the U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team.


Members of the U.S. Olympic team whose hometown in Connecticut include:


Donn Cabral – Track and Field (Glastonbury, CT)

Andrew Campbell, Jr. – Rowing (New Canaan, CT)

Charlie Cole – Rowing (New Canaan, CT)

Thomas Dunstan – Water Polo (New Canaan, CT)

Austin Hack – Rowing (Old Lyme, CT)

Michael Hartfield – Track and Field (Manchester, CT)

Devin McEwan – Canoe/Kayak (Salisbury, CT)

Alyssa Naeher – Soccer (Seymour/Bridgeport, CT)

Chris Wyles – Rugby (Stamford, CT)

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