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Olympic Games Rio 2016: Medal winners with NYC ties

With so many athletes representing Team USA, who do you root for?

You go local, of course.

These Olympians not only have NYC ties: They'll be bringing hardware home to NYC from Brazil.

Men's basketball

The men's basketball team -- including Red Hook
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The men's basketball team -- including Red Hook native and New York Knick Carmelo Anthony (right) -- took gold in the final game in Rio on Aug. 21, 2016.

The women's basketball team -- including Liberty player
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The women's basketball team -- including Liberty player Tina Charles and team captain Sue Bird, alumnae of Christ the King Regional High School (third from left and second from left) -- took gold on Aug. 21, 2016, in Rio.

Kami Craig and Ashleigh Johnson

The women's water polo team took gold at
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The women's water polo team took gold at the Rio Games on Aug. 19, 2016. Kami Craig (left) and Ashleigh Johnson, along with KK Clark, Kaleigh Gilchrist, Courtney Mathewson, Melissa Seidemann and Maggie Steffens, train at the New York Athletic Club near Central Park.

Dalilah Muhammad

Dalilah Muhammad, from Jamaica, Queens, is bringing home
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Dalilah Muhammad, from Jamaica, Queens, is bringing home a gold medal for her win in the women's 400-meter hurdles on Aug. 18, 2016. She completed the race in 53.13 seconds.

Justin Gatlin

Imagine running 100 meters in 9.89 seconds; Gatlin,
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Imagine running 100 meters in 9.89 seconds; Gatlin, a Sheepshead Bay native, can, and will be bringing silver home from Rio. The three-time Olympian sprinted to a medal on Aug. 14, 2016, earning a gold, another silver and two bronze medals in the 2012 Games in London and in 2004 in Athens. Gatlin will also compete in the 200 meter on Aug. 18, 2016, and as a member of the 4x400-meter relay on Aug. 20, 2016.

Lia Neal

Fort Greene, Brooklyn's Lia Neal, second from left,
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Fort Greene, Brooklyn's Lia Neal, second from left, helped the women's 4x100-meter freestyle swimming team earn a silver medal on Aug. 6, 2016 in Rio. She also helped Team USA bring a bronze home from London in 2012 in the same event.

Daryl Homer

Daryl Homer won the silver in men's individual
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Daryl Homer won the silver in men's individual sabre on Aug. 10, 2016. A Bronx resident since age 5, Homer, who also competed in London in 2012, earned his first Olympic medal. The St. John's University graduate trains at Manhattan Fencing in midtown.

Miles Chamley-Watson

Miles Chamley-Watson won a bronze in the men's
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Miles Chamley-Watson won a bronze in the men's team foil in Rio. A London native who now calls NYC home, Chamley-Watson is a graduate of The Knox School ('08) in St. James who got to revisit his birthplace when attending the London Games in 2012. The Olympian still trains at the Fencers Club in midtown Manhattan.

Monica Aksamit, Ibtihaj Muhammad and Dagmara Wozniak

From left, Monica Aksamit of Manhattan Fencing Center,
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From left, Monica Aksamit of Manhattan Fencing Center, Ibtihaj Muhammad of the Peter Westbrook Foundation in Manhattan and Dagmara Wozniak of Manhattan Fencing Center, along with teammate (and Oregon resident) Mariel Zagunis, won the bronze in women's team sabre on Aug. 13, 2016.

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