Guam’s 2012 Summer Olympic Team – Fact Sheet

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Guam – Guam has 8 competitors in 5 sports at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

 

1. Amy Atkinson — Sport:  Women’s 800m

Country: Guam, USA
Birth Place: RUIT (GER)
Birth Date: 05/08/1989
Age: 22
Height: 5’5″
Weight: 121 lbs

Personnel:
*Education – Biola University, California, PA, USA
*She has played for the national football team in seven international tournaments.
*Father Greg wrestled and mother Terri played volleyball at Biola University.

2. Ricardo Blas Jr — Sport: Judo +100kg 

Wikipedia: Ricardo Blas, Jr. is a judoka from Guam who competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics. The son of Ricardo Blas, himself a judoka and unsuccessful Olympic competitor, Blas Jr. began training at the age of five and eventually earned the nickname “The Little Mountain” due to his weight. Not being selected for the Games on merit, he entered the heavyweight event at the 2008 Games on a wild card selection as the Oceania bronze medallist, but lost all his bouts in both the main and repechage stages of the competition. At 463 lb (210 kg), he set the record for the heaviest competitor at the modern Olympic Games.

County: Guam, USA
Birth Place: Tamuning, Guam
Birth Date: 19/10/1986
Age: 25
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 481 lbs


Personnel:
*Reading, music and beach BBQs.
*His father, Richard, was also a Guam judoka who competed in the 1988 Olympic Games. His cousins Derrick Anderson and Mariano Aquino also competed at the 1988 Olympic Games.

3. Christopher Duenas —  Sports: Men’s 100m Freestyle

Country: Guam, USA
Birth Place: Tamuning, Guam
Birth Date:   22/10/1991
Age: 20
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 185


Personnel:
* Manhoben Swim Club, Guam
* Coach – Ed Ching Guam
* Position and style, Freestyle
* His siblings, Kin-Vincent and Quintin, swam for Guam at the East Asian Games and South Pacific Games.

4. Maria McQueen Dunn — Sport: Wrestling – Women’s 63kg Freestyle   …. Flag bearer  during opening cermeony

Country: Guam, USA
Birth Place: Tamuning Guam
Birth Date:   06/03/1986
Age:         26
Height:     5’5″
Weight:   139 lbs


Personnel:
Education – University of Guam, Guam
Club name – Guam Amateur Wrestling Federation, Guam
Coach – Neal Kranz, Roy Wood

5. Derek Horton – Sports:  Cycling – Mountain Bike -Men’s Cross-country

Country: Guam, USA
Birth Place: Tamuning Guam
Birth Date:   26/09/1972
Age:         39
Height:     6′ 0″
Weight:   154 lbs


Personnel:
Nickname: Drek or D.
Education: Education – University of Guam, Mangilao, GUM

6. Derek Mandell  — Men’s 800m

Country: Guam, USA
Birth Place: Tamuning, Guam
Birth Date:   18/09/1986
Age:         :  25
Height:     : 5’8″
Weight:   : 134 lbs


Personnel:
Occupation: Media Professional
Education : Communications – University of Portland, Portland, OR, USA
Club name: Koko Track Club, Guam

7. Benjamin Schulte —  Swimming  Men’s 10km Marathon 

Wikipedia: Benjamin Schulte is a 16-year-old pool and open water swimmer from Guam, who trains with the Miami Swimming Club on the Gold Coast in Australia and is coached by Brian King and Denis Cotterell. He is the first swimmer from Guam who qualified for the Olympic 10km Marathon Swim in history.

Schulte competed in the 2012 FINA Olympic 10km Marathon Swimming Qualifier in Setubal Bay, Portugal. Based on his placing, he qualified as one of the 25 finalists in the Olympic 10km Marathon Swim at the 2012 London Olympics.

Country:   Guam, USA
Birth Place:  Tamuning, Guam
Birth Date:    22/12/1995
Age:         :    16
Height:     :     6’2″
Weight:   :     161 lbs


Personnel:
Occupation: Studnet
Education: Miami High School, Gold Coast, QLD, AUS
Club Name: Miami Swimming Club, Gold Coast, QLD, AUS
Coach : Dennis Cotterell, Brian King

8. Pilar Shimizu  —  Swimming: Women’s 100m Breaststroke

Country:        Guam, USA
Birth Place:  Tamuning, Guam
Birth Date:    27/05/1996
Age:         :    16
Height:     :     5’5″
Weight:   :     134 lbs


Personnel:
Occupation – Student
Education  –  Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School, Guam
Club name – Tarakito Swim Club, Guam
Coach     –    Pepe Laflamme Guam

Guam’s Olympic History:

Summer Games

1988
1992
1996
2000
2004
2008
2012

Winter Games

1988
1992–2010

Guam has not yet won a medal at the Olympic Games.

Benjamin Schulte is a 16-year-old pool and open water swimmer from Guam, who trains with the Miami Swimming Club on the Gold Coast in Australia and is coached by Brian King and Denis Cotterell. He is the first swimmer from Guam who qualified for the Olympic 10km Marathon Swim in history.