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Local Olympians honored by county commissioners

Reported by: Jerry Brown
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Updated: 7/04/2012 8:49 am
Later this month the eyes of the world will be focused on London and the Olympic Games. Today, News 3's Jerry Brown met some local athletes who will not only be representing our country in the competition, but also our valley.

LAS VEGAS -- Local athletes headed to London for the Olympics will be recognized Tuesday by the Clark County Commission.

Olympic athletes Amanda Bingson, Michael Hunter and Khadevis Robinson are expected at the Commission meeting.

“It is truly an honor to recognize these tremendous athletes who will be representing the United States and Clark County in this year’s Olympics,” Commission Chair Susan Brager said. “We all wish them much success in bringing home the gold.”

Bingson is a graduate of Silverado High School and a senior at UNLV, where she has been an NCAA All-American. Bingson will be competing in the hammer throw in London. This is her first Olympics.

Hunter, who is also appearing in his first Olympics, is a heavy weight boxer who has been a three-time national champion and Golden Gloves winner. Hunter is a graduate of Palo Verde High School.

Robinson is the head coach of the UNLV cross country team and an assistant UNLV track coach. He is competing in the 800 meter race in London. Robinson is an eight-time national champion, and he also competed in the 2004 Olympics.


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