ANGELES — The United States is sending 292 women to the
Summer Olympics— the most women who have ever competed
at an Olympics for a single country.
Olympic Committee officially announced its 555-person team
Saturday. Three members of the team are making their sixth
Olympics: equestrian Phillip Dutton and shooters Emil
Milev and Kim Rhode. There are seven athletes making their
fifth Olympics, including Michael Phelps, Bernard Lagat,
Kerri Walsh Jennings and Venus Williams.
London Games four years ago, the U.S. sent 269 women and
261 men, marking the first time the country was
represented by more females than males.
the oldest U.S. Olympian at 52. There are four
16-year-olds: Kanak Jha (tennis), Laurie Hernandez
(gymnastics), Sydney McLaughlin (track) and Laura Zeng