Sports U.S. Olympians with New York City connections By Melissa Kramer Special to AM New York Updated August 1, 2016 7:53 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Team USA will send hundreds of athletes to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. These 22 U.S. Olympians all have some connections to New York City. Carmelo Anthony, Men’s Basketball (Forward) Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Elsa Born in Red Hook, this New York Knicks nine-time All-Star will look to take home his fourth medal and third straight gold in his fourth Olympic appearance. Melo set a U.S. men's Olympic team record by scoring 37 points in a 156-73 victory over Nigeria during the London 2012 Games. Haley Augello, Wrestling (48-kg (105.5 lbs.) women’s freestyle) Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Jamie Squire Augello, 21, a member of New York Athletic Club, will be making her first Olympic appearance in Rio. The No. 1 ranked Team USA wrestler in her weight class has a pair of collegiate national titles for King University under her belt (2014 and 15). Sue Bird, Women’s Basketball (Forward) Photo Credit: Getty Images/Harry How The Syosset native, four-time Olympian and captain of the U.S. Women's Basketball National Team will look to win her fourth gold medal and sixth straight top prize for her team in Rio. Bird attended Syosset High School in Long Island for her freshman and sophomore years, and is a graduate of Christ the King Regional High School ('98) in Middle Village, Queens, where she led the Royals to a state championship during her senior year. Miles Chamley-Watson, Fencing (Men’s foil, individual and team) Photo Credit: Red Bull / Olugbenro Ogunsemore Chamley-Watson is a graduate of The Knox School ('08) in St. James, Long Island, where he started his fencing career. The two-time Olympian still trains at the Fencers Club located in midtown Manhattan. Tina Charles, Women’s Basketball (Forward) Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan Charles, who was born in Flushing, Queens, graduated of Christ the King (2006) in Middle Village. The two-time Olympian led the Royals to 57 consecutive wins and was named New York State's "Ms. Basketball" during her senior year. The New York Liberty forward recently set a WNBA single-season record with her sixth Player of the Week honor in 2016. Charlie Cole, Rowing (Men’s coxless four) Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Mike McGregor Born in Manhattan, this 2012 bronze medalist and two-time Olympian still calls the Big Apple home. He and his wife, Catherine, reside in midtown. Phyllis Francis, Athletics (Women’s, 400-meter, 4x400-meter relay) Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Andy Lyons The first-time Olympic sprinter was born and still resides in Laurelton, Queens. She is a graduate of the former Catherine McAuley High School in East Flatbush, and recently told amNewYork her memories of the team training in Prospect Park. Justin Gatlin, Athletics (Men’s, 100-meter, 200-meter and 4x100-meter relay) Photo Credit: Getty Images / Ian Walton Gatlin was born in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. He looks to add to his four Olympics medals in Rio during his third Games. Adeline Gray, Wrestling (75-kg (165 lbs.) women’s freestyle) Photo Credit: Getty Images/Valerie Macon Gray is another member of the New York Athletic Club making her first Olympic appearance. The No. 1 ranked Team USA wrestler in her weight class was named International Open champion at New York AC in 2009 and holds a 37-match winning streak. Natasha Hastings, Athletics (Women’s 400-meter, 4x400-meter relay) Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Patrick Smith Born in Brooklyn, Hastings will make her second Olympics appearance and seek to defend her London 2012 gold medal as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team. She is a graduate of A. Philip Randolph Campus ('04) in Harlem. Daryl Homer, Fencing (Men’s sabre, individual) Photo Credit: Getty Images/ VALERIE MACON Homer moved to the Bronx at age 5, and still resides there. The two-time Olympian is a graduate of St. John's University (2013) and trains at the Manhattan Fencing in midtown. He won silver in the men's sabre event in Rio. Alisa Kano, Rhythmic gymnastics (Women’s, group) Photo Credit: John Cheng Kano, a 2013 graduate of Gramercy Arts High School, makes her Olympic debut in Rio. The 21-year-old lived in Manhattan for 13 years before moving to Chicago, where she trains at North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center. Miranda Melville, Race Walking (20-kilometer) Photo Credit: Getty Images / Christian Petersen The first-time Olympian is a member of the New York Athletic Club. Melville is the reigning 2015 USATF Outdoor champion. Maria Michta-Coffey, Race Walking (20-kilometer) Photo Credit: Getty Images for IAAF / Lintao Zhang Michta-Coffey will be participating in her second Olympics. She has a Ph.D. from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai located in the Upper East Side. Dalilah Muhammad, Athletics (Women’s 400-meter hurdles) Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Andy Lyons The first-time Olympian was born in Jamaica, Queens, and resides in Bayside. She is a graduate of Benjamin N. Cardozo High School ('08) in Bayside. She won the 2008 New York State title in the 400-meter hurdles her senior year. Lia Neal, Swimming (4x100-meter women’s freestyle relay) Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Streeter Lecka Neal was born and resides in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. She is a graduate of Covenant of the Sacred Heart School ('13) on the Upper East Side. During the London 2012 Games, she won the bronze as part of the 4x100-meter freestyle relay team. John Orozco, Artistic Gymnastics (Men’s, team) Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Dilip Vishwanat Orozco, who was born and resides in the Bronx, earned a spot on the team at the Olympic trials but will miss the Rio 2016 Games because of a knee injury suffered during training after the trials. He is a graduate of Felisa Ricon De Gautier Institute for Law And Public Policy ('10) in the Bronx. Nzingha Prescod, Fencing (Women’s foil, individual) Photo Credit: Getty Images/Toshifumi Kitamura Prescod is a 2010 graduate of Stuyvesant High School and earned her college degree at Columbia University in 2015. The two-time Olympian trains at the Peter Westbrook Foundation located on the Upper West Side, where she started fencing at age 9. Ben Provisor, Wrestling (Men’s, 85-kg (187 lbs.), Greco-Roman) Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Jamie Squire Provisor is another member of the New York Athletic Club making his second Olympic appearance. The No. 1 ranked Team USA wrestler in his weight class also lettered in football while in high school in Wisconsin. Kristen Shaldybin, Rhythmic Gymnastics (Women’s, group) Photo Credit: John Cheng Shaldybin calls Brighton Beach, Brooklyn her hometown. She will turn 19 during the Rio 2016 Games and attends Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn. Robby Smith, Wrestling (Men’s, 130-kg (286 lbs.) Greco-Roman) Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Jamie Squire Nicknamed "The Beard," Smith, is another New York Athletic Club representative. He is the No. 1 ranked Team USA wrestler in his weight class. Smith was the emcee at the Beat the Streets Gala in Times Square this past May. Deajah Stevens, Athletics (Women’s, 200-meter) Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Patrick Smith The Bayside, Queens native is a first-time Olympian and graduate of Benjamin Cardozo ('14), where she was a three-time state champion. Jesse Thielke, Wrestling (Men’s, 59-kg (130 lbs.), Greco-Roman) Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Jamie Squire Thielke is the fifth New York Athletic Club wrestling representative. He will be making his first Olympic appearance in Rio. In high school, he compiled a 185-1 record and was a four-time Wisconsin state champion. Yue “Jennifer” Wu, Table Tennis (Women’s, singles) Photo Credit: Thor S. Ten Wu coached at the Wang Chen Table Tennis Club on the Upper West Side for two years. The first-time Olympian occasionally coaches at the New York Indoor Sports Club in College Point, The 26-year-old recently told amNewYork she believes training at the largest club in New York helps her prepare for tournaments. By Melissa Kramer Special to AM New York Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic These locals are bringing medals home from RioDalilah Muhammad and more NYC Olympians whose suitcases will be a bit heavier coming home. Francis sprints from Queens to Rio for U.S.Francis will be running the 400-meter individual and 4x400 relay for Team USA in her first Olympic Games. U.S. Olympian Robby Smith chases wrestling gloryRobby Smith's eyes are set on the biggest goal he could achieve — a gold medal. U.S. rower Charlie Cole builds off past Olympic experienceCole earned a bronze medal as a member of the U.S. coxless four at the 2012 Olympics. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.