TOKYO, Japan (WTNH) — Connecticut has five Olympians and one Paralympian representing our country.
Rowers Liam Corrigan and Austin Hack are from Old Lyme.
Alyssa Naeher is a goalie on the women’s soccer team; she’s from Stratford.
Old Saybrook’s Alexis Sablone is a skateboarder.
Swimmer Kieran Smith from Ridgefield will compete in three events in Tokyo.
And swimmer Matthew Torres from Ansonia will compete in the Paralympics.
Gov. Ned Lamont passed along words of support: “I wish them all the best, and I can guarantee that there will be a strong contingent of us back home in Connecticut who will be cheering them on while they compete in Tokyo.”
Thursday, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent his congratulations to Connecticut’s athletes ahead of opening ceremonies:
“These athletes represent the best of the best of our state and country and I am incredibly proud of the Connecticut natives who will be representing us on the world stage. Their commitment, dedication, and perseverance are a prime example for so many young athletes in Connecticut and across the nation. I can’t wait to cheer for these athletes and all of Team USA over the next couple weeks.”