U.S. Latino Athletes Poised to Shine in London
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Tony, Peter and Brenda

Tony Azevedo water polo: Tony Azevedo suffered a near-death experience at age 4 after a fall severed his trachea and esophagus. Though doctors told his parents that he would never be physically able to play sports, he went on to star in water polo in high school, at Stanford, and as a professional. At his fourth Olympics, he will lead the U.S. men’s national team in its quest for its first medal since 1988. Had a goal in Sunday’s match.

Peter Varellas, water polo- scored three goals to date
POSITION: Attacker, ? Stanford graduate 2006 ? ?BIRTHPLACE and hometown Moraga, CA. Peter’s play was instrumental in the U.S. capturing a Silver Medal at 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, with five goals and seven assists. ?His father, Larry, was an All-American swimmer at California.

Men’s water polo:
July 31 2:40 pm
August 2 1:20pm
August 4 2:40pm
August 6 10:30pm
August 8 quarter finals
August 10 semi final
August 12 finals

Brenda Villa, water polo
The women’s national team will include fellow Stanford graduate Brenda Villa, who at 32 is the most decorated athlete in women’s water polo. The daughter of Mexican immigrants, Villa joined the national team in 1996 and has competed in three Olympics and numerous international competitions. She is among the team’s most prolific scorers despite standing just 5 feet 4 inches tall. The U.S. women took home a silver medal in Beijing and will try for gold in London.

Quarterfinals: Aug 5th
Semi Final: Aug 7th
Bronze Medal and Gold Medal Match: Aug 9th 6:40 & 8 PM

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