Yesterday we received back a success from Bryan Clay. This was sent out in July, but worth the wait. Bryan won Silver in 2004, and Gold in 2008. He also received the honor of being featured on a Wheaties box.
The final return to post, and then we will be all caught up. Hope Solo. Hope is a two time Olympian, playing in both 2008 and 2012 where she won gold both times. She also was on Dancing with the Stars but was eliminated in the semi-final round.
Just two more "make-up" returns to post. This one is from Steven Lopez. Mr. Lopez is a four time Olympian dating back to 2000. He won gold in 2000 and 2004, and bronze in 2008. He made the London team, but failed to medal. He is the brother of Diana Lopez.
Another successful return for the Olympic set that came in over the break was David Oliver. Mr. Oliver won Olympic Bronze in Beijing in the 110m hurdles. He was denied a second Olympic games when he failed to qualify, coming in 5th in the Olympic trails.
I accidentally sent to Phil twice. So I actually have two successes from him. Phil won Gold with partner Todd Rogers in Beijing. In London however, they could not repeat being upset by Italians Daniele Lupo and Paolo Nicolai.
Another success that came in a while back was from Mary Whipple. I love how she signed it with the gold pen. Mary is a three time Olympian, competing in Athens, Beijing and London. She took Silver in Athens, and Gold in both 2010 and 2012.
Moving right along. The next return is from Jonathan Horton. Mr. Horton is a two time Olympic medalist. He won both in Beijing, Bronze in the team event and Silver in the Horizontal bar. In London, however he wasn't able to defend his medals. He placed 5th in team competition, and 6th in the high bar individual event final.
Third "catch-up" success post, is of Evelyn Stevens. Ms Stevens went from working for a New York investment firm, to competing in the Olympics for the U.S. After graduating in 2005, she went to work for Lehman Brothers. According to her website, "She attended her first bike clinic in Central Park in the spring of
2008. With the financial industry in a state of panic, Evie calmly won
her first professional race in Union Vale, NY. A year later, she said
goodbye to New York and embarked upon a career as a professional
She placed 24th in her first Olympics in London and is driving to compete again in 2016.
Picking up right where we left off. Our next return to post is from Kellie Wells. Ms Wells did well in the 2008 Olympic trials for Beijing, She won her heat, and the quarterfinal. In the semi-final she recorded a personal best, but was injured and was unable to compete in the final. She was able to come back for London. She made the games, and took home Bronze.