Senator David Perdue Congratulates Georgians Participating In 2016 Rio Olympic Games

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today congratulated the Georgia athletes representing Team USA in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, which begin tonight with the Opening Ceremony.  

“The athletic ability of our Olympic athletes is staggering. In a time where our world is faced with turmoil, it is inspirational to see countries come together to enjoy our shared love of sports and comradery. Bonnie and I wish our fellow Georgians and Team USA the best of luck, and we hope to see several gold medals come home to Georgia.”

Georgia’s Team USA Competitors:

  • Jenny Arthur of Gainesville, Weightlifting (69 kg.)
  • Gunnar Bentz of Atlanta, Swimming (4x200m Free)
  • Kristi Castlin of Atlanta, Track and Field (100m Hurdles)
  • Christian Coleman of Atlanta, Track and Field (4x100m)
  • Glenn Eller of Columbus, Shooting (Double Trap)
  • Yijun Feng of Alpharetta, Table Tennis (Singles, Team)
  • Vincent Hancock of Eatonton, Shooting (Skeet)
  • Matt Kuchar of Sea Island, Golf
  • Jay Litherland of Greensboro, Swimming (400m IM)
  • Maya Moore of Atlanta, Basketball (Forward)
  • Kelley O’Hara of Fayetteville, Soccer (Defender)
  • Christian Taylor of Fayetteville, Track and Field (Triple Jump)
  • Amanda Weir of Lawrenceville, Swimming (4x100m Free)
  • Kendell Williams of Kennesaw, Track and Field (Heptathlon)