Here's a look at the athletes with Minnesota ties set to compete in the Athens Olympics this month:


Carrie Tollefson. The 13-time state track and cross country champion from Dawson-Boyd High School was still waiting this week to see if she gets to compete for the U.S. women's team in the 1,500-meter run.


Katie Smith. The Lynx All-Star and leading scorer in the history of women's professional basketball is a guard on the U.S. women's team.

Svetlana Abrosimova. Smith's Lynx teammate, a forward, was still deciding this week whether to play for Team Russia.



Sara Hildebrand. The St. Paul native will compete for the U.S. women's team on the platform and will compete in both the individual and synchronized events.


Mike Wherley. The one-time Gopher rower will compete for the U.S. men's team.


Briana Scurry. The former Anoka High School standout is back at goalie for the U.S. women's team.


Tom Malchow. The St. Paul butterfly specialist heads to his third Olympics in the 200 meters.



Mardy Fish. The Edina-born player will compete in singles and doubles for the U.S. men's team.


Elisabeth Bachman. The Lakeville native, nicknamed Wiz, is a middle blocker for the U.S. women's team.

Lindsey Berg. The former University of Minnesota star is backup setter for U.S. women's team.


Garrett Lowney. The former Gopher will wrestle at 96 kilograms for the U.S. men's Greco-Roman team.

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