Olympic Dreams

Angelo Taylor

Track, U.S.

Tech Time: 1997-98, won 1998 NCAA championship in 400m Hurdles.

Olympic Success: Won the 400 meter hurdles gold at the Beijing Olympics last week. Taylor last won a gold medal at the 2000 Olympics in the same event.

Chris Bosh

Basketball (Center), U.S.

Tech Time: 2003

Olympic Success: Bosh, who won a Bronze with the national team at the 2006 World Championships, is averaging nine points, 5.3 rebounds and one steal per game in six games. The team will compete for a medal this weekend.

Fatmata Fofanah

Track, Guinea

Tech Time: 2005-08, two time All-American in indoors (2008, 60m hurdles) and outdoors (2007, 100m hurdles).

Olympic Success: Fofanah was selected to be the flag barer for her country Guinea at the opening ceremonies. She won the gold in the 2008 African Championships in Ethiopia in the same event, but did not finish in her heat for the 100 meter hurdles.

Jennifer Yee, Caitlin Lever

Softball, Canada

Tech Time: 2007-present (Yee), 2005-2007 (Lever)

Olympic Success: Yee, who took a year off school to focus on playing international softball, along with Lever, were both on the Olympic Canadian national team. Canada lost to Australia in the semi-finals to miss out on a chance at a medal. For the tournament, Yee had a .347 average with three runs scored, five RBI and a home run. Lever had a .261 average with an RBI and two runs scored.

Gal Nevo

Swimming, Israel

Tech Time: Freshman

Olympic Success: Nevo swam as a member of the Israeli team in three swimming events. Nevo finished fourth in his 400m individual medley heat. Gal won his heat in the 200m individual medley heat, but finished seventh in the 200m individual medley semi-finals behind Michael Phelps.

Onur Uras

Swimming, Turkey

Tech Time: 2004-07, Former team captain

Olympic Success: Uras swam for Turkey in the 100m Butterfly. Unfortunately, Uras finished less than one second outside of a qualifying spot for the semi-finals.

Chaunte Howard

Track & Field, U.S.

Tech Time: 2003-05

Olympic Success: Before the Olympics, Howard’s season best jump of 1.98 meters was the seventh best height in the overall standings and the fourth best in her heat. Howard qualified for the finals in the high jump this week. Howard will go for the gold this Saturday at 7 A.M.