Updated at 5:11PM on Aug. 19, 2016
Of the more than 550 athletes competing for Team USA, we’ve highlighted the nine below with ties to our region. These Olympians listed either their place of birth, hometown or current residence in the four westernmost Massachusetts counties, Northern Connecticut, Southern Vermont or Southwestern New Hampshire.
Born in Keene, N.H.; lives in Chesterfield, N.H.
Women’s Eight (Rowing)
Heats: Aug. 8 at 9:30AM ET (Results: finished with the top time in either heat)
Finals: Aug. 13 at 10:04AM ET (Results: gold medal)
Born in Springfield, Mass.
Men’s Eight (Rowing)
Heats: Aug. 8 at 9:50AM ET (Results: finished fourth overall and will compete in repechage for chance to advance)
Repechage: Delayed one day to Aug. 11 at 9:00AM ET (Results: finished first)
Finals: Aug. 13 at 10:24AM ET (Results: finished fourth)
Born in Hartford, Conn.; hometown of Manchester, Conn.
Qualifications: Aug. 12 at 8:20PM ET (Results: finished 25th and failed to qualify for final)
Hometown of Amherst, Mass.
3m Synchronized (Diving)
Final: Aug. 10 at 3:00PM ET (Results: silver medal)
3m Individual (Diving)
Preliminary Round: Aug. 15 at 2:15PM ET (Results: finishes tenth, good enough to advance to semifinals)
Semifinal: Aug. 16 at 9:00AM ET (Results: finishes fourth and advances to final)
Final: Aug. 16 at 5:00PM ET (Results: finishes tenth)
Hometown of Lancaster, Mass.
Preliminary (vs. Argentina): Aug. 9 at 12:00PM ET (US team lost 17 to 14)
Preliminary (vs. Brazil): Aug. 9 at 5:00PM ET (US team won 26 to 0)
Preliminary (vs. Fiji): Aug. 10 at 12:30PM ET (US team lost 24 to 19)
Placing 9-12 (vs. Brazil): Aug. 10 at 3:00PM ET (US team won 24 to 12)
Placing 9-10 (vs. Spain): Aug. 11 at 12:00PM ET (US team won 24 to 12 to finish with 9th place)
Born in Sharon, Conn.; hometown of Salisbury, Conn.; lives in Lakeville, Conn.
C2 (Canoe — Slalom)
Heats: Aug. 8 at 11:30AM ET (Results: finished 10th of 12 — good enough to qualify for semifinal)
Semifinal: Aug. 11 at 11:30AM ET (Results: finished 10th of 11 — good enough to qualify for final)
Final: Aug. 11 at 1:15PM ET (Results: finished 10th)
Hometown of Greenfield, Mass.
Freestyle 63kg (Wrestling)
1/8 Finals: Aug. 18 (Results: beat Taybe Yusein of Bulgaria)
1/4 Finals: Aug. 18 (Results: beat Battsetseg Soronzonbold of Mongolia)
Semifinals: Aug. 18 (Results: lost to Maryia Mamashuk of Belarus)
Born in Hartford, Conn.
Rhythmic Individual (Gymnastics)
Qualifications: Aug. 19
Correction: We mistook “rhythmic gymnastics” for “artistic gymnastics” and originally posted the wrong date for Laura Zeng’s qualification round.