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New Jersey Olympians Winning In London [VIDEO]

Rebecca Soni of Plainsboro fell short capturing the gold in the Women’s 100 meter breastroke. 

 (L-R) Silver medalist Rebecca Soni of the United State, gold medalist Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania and bronze medalist Satomi Suzuki of Japan celebrate with their medals during the medal ceremony for the Women's 100m Breaststroke on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
(L-R) Silver medalist Rebecca Soni of the United State, gold medalist Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania and bronze medalist Satomi Suzuki of Japan celebrate with their medals during the medal ceremony for the Women's 100m Breaststroke on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games (Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

The former West Windsor-Plainsboro swimmer lost  in the 100-meter breaststroke at the London Olympics by 8-hundredths of a second. The American put on a furious rally on the return leg of the event but finished second to 15-year-old Lithuanian Ruta Meilutyte.

FULL COVERAGE: 2012 Summer Games

Cullen Jones claimed a silver as part of the Men’s 4×100 freestyle relay team on Sunday.  The Americans led the race until the final lap with the anchor swimmer for France went past Ryan Lochte which forced the Irvington native to settle for the silver.  He still has a pair of individual events left in London.

 

 

Maya Lawrence
Maya Lawrence of Teaneck (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Fencer Maya Lawrence of Teaneck advanced to the round of 16 before losing in the individual epee event.

Nick Delpopolo of Westfield won a pair of matches before losing in Men’s Judo…he is still alive for a bronze medal.  Former Pemberton Township athlete Matt Emmons was eliminated in the 10-meter air rifle competition.

The U.S. Women’s Soccer team which features a quarter of “Jersey Girls” will next play on Tuesday against North Korea.  The Americans  have won their first two matches.

2012 TEAM USA OLYMPIANS FROM NEW JERSEY

Click each name to read each athlete’s bio

MEDALS WON NAME SPORT BIRTH PLACE STATE HOMETOWN
Jordan Burroughs Wrestling Camden N.J. Sicklerville
Julie Culley Distance runner Harrisburg Pa. Lebanon
Rachael Dawson Field Hockey Camden NJ Berlin
Nick Delpopolo Judo Niksic Montenegro Westfield
Matt Emmons Shooting Mt. Holly N.J. Brown Mills
Steven Gluckstein Gymnastics Red Bank N.J. Atlantic Highlands
Tobin Heath Soccer Morristown N.J. Basking Ridge
Connor Jaeger Swimming Hackensack N.J. Fair Haven
Ashia Jones Basketball Piscataway N.J. Piscataway
Cullen Jones Swimming Bronx N.Y. New Brunswick
Steve Kasprzyk Rowing Willingboro N.J. Cinnaminson
Maya Lawrence Fencing Teaneck N.J. Teaneck
Carli Lloyd Soccer Marlton N.J. Delran
Christina McHale Tennis Teaneck N.J. Englewood Cliffs
Heather O’Reilly Soccer New Brunswick N.J. East Brunswick
Jeff Porter Athletics Summit N.J. Somerset
Christie Rampone Soccer Ft. Lauderdale Fla. Pt. Pleasant
Rebecca Soni Swimming Freehold N.J. Plainsboro
Michelle Vittese Field Hockey Philadelphia Pa. Cherry Hill
Dagmara Wozniak Fencing Wroclaw Poland Avenel

 

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