August 4, 2016
Albany, NY

Statement from Governor Cuomo on 2016 Summer Olympic Games

TOP Statement from Governor Cuomo on 2016 Summer...

"Every two years, Americans come together to cheer for our finest athletes as they compete on the world’s largest stage, the Olympic Games. At this year’s Summer Games in Rio, 30 world-class participants from across this great state will be competing. As New Yorkers, we are proud of all of our Olympic athletes and their extraordinary perseverance and strength. At a time when our country wrestles with division and intolerance, we are unified in our admiration of the achievements of these athletes. The Olympics provide more than gold and glory; they remind us of the strength of our diversity and the triumph of the human spirit.

“New York in its own right has a proud Olympic tradition. Lake Placid hosted the Olympic Winter Games in 1932 and again in 1980 -- where the whole world was captivated by the ‘Miracle on Ice.’

“On behalf of all New Yorkers, I wish these athletes the best of luck, and know that you make us all proud.”

2016 Olympic Athletes from New York State

1. Carmelo Anthony – Basketball Forward – New York, New York

2. Sue Bird – Basketball Guard – Syosset, New York

3. Anita Alvarez – Synchro Duet/Team – Buffalo, New York

4. Matt Anderson – Indoor Volleyball Outside Hitter – West Seneca, New York

5. Ryan Carlyle – Rugby Hooker – West Nyack, New York

6. Miles Chamley-Watson – Fencing Foil – New York, New York

7. Tina Charles – Basketball Center – Queens, New York

8. Crystal Dunn – Soccer Midfield – Rockville Centre, New York

9. Melissa Gonzalez – Field Hockey Midfielder – Mohegan Lake, New York

10. Megan Guarnier – Cycling Road Race – Glens Falls, New York

11. Natasha Hastings – Track and Field 4x400m – Queens, New York

12. Daryl Homer – Fencing Saber – Bronx, New York

13. Molly Huddle – Track and Field 10,000m – Elmira, New York

14. Alisa Kano – Gymnastics Rhythmic group – New York, New York

15. Allie Long – Soccer Midfield – Northport, New York

16. Beezie Madden – Equestrian Jumping – Cazenovia, New York

17. Miranda Melville – Track and Field 20k Race Walk – Rochester, New York

18. Maria Michta-Coffey – Track and Field 20k Race Walk – Nesconset, New York

19. Dalilah Muhammad – Track and Field 400m Hurdles – Jamaica, New York

20. Meghan Musnicki – Rowing Women’s Eight – Naples, New York

21. Lia Neal – Swimming 4x100m Free – Brooklyn, New York

22. Nzingha Prescod – Fencing Foil – Brooklyn, New York

23. Emily Regan – Rowing Women’s Eight – Buffalo, New York

24. Henrik Rummel – Rowing Men’s Four – Pittsford, New York

25. Kristen Shaldybin – Gymnastics Rhythmic Group – Brooklyn, New York

26. Deajah Stevens – Track and Field 200m – Bayside, New York

27. Breanna Stewart – Basketball Forward/Center – North Syracuse, New York

28. Jenn Suhr – Track and Field Pole Vault – Fredonia, New York

29. McLain Ward – Equestrian Jumping – Brewster, New York

30. Rudy Winkler – Track and Field Men’s Hammer Throw – Ithaca, New York

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