Wondering who to cheer for? Here are your North Shore (and nearby) Olympians!

  • COURTESY OF MIKE LEWIS/ISLGlenbrook South graduate and star swimmer Olivia Smoliga is headed to Tokyo as part of Team USA.

    COURTESY OF MIKE LEWIS/ISLGlenbrook South graduate and star swimmer Olivia Smoliga is headed to Tokyo as part of Team USA.

  • Laura Zeng of Libertyville, who trains at North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, will be starting individual all-around qualifying competition on Aug. 5 in Tokyo. Right now, however, she and her teammates, including fellow individual competitor Evita Grisenkas, are training in Israel.

    Laura Zeng of Libertyville, who trains at North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, will be starting individual all-around qualifying competition on Aug. 5 in Tokyo. Right now, however, she and her teammates, including fellow individual competitor Evita Grisenkas, are training in Israel. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 7/26/2021 2:52 PM

Here are some of the Olympic athletes with ties to the North Shore and nearby suburbs.

Rowing

 

Alie Rusher, Glenview, St. Paul's (NH) '14, Stanford '18

Sailing

Maggie Shea, Wilmette; New Trier, '07, Connecticut College, '11

Swimming

Olivia Smoliga, Glenview; Glenbrook South '12, University of Georgia '17

Rhythmic gymnastics

Individual

Evita Griskenas, Orland Park

Laura Zeng, Libertyville

Team

Isabella Connor, Manhattan Beach, California

Camilla Feeley, Wheeling

Yelyzaveta Merenzon, Buffalo Grove

Lili Mizuno, Northbrook

Elizaveta Pletneva, Wheeling

Nicole Sladkov, Vernon Hills

Alternate

Gergana Petkova, Barrington

• All the Team USA rhythmic gymnasts train at North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center in Prospect Heights

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