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Blumenthal Congratulates Connecticut Athletes Ahead of Opening Ceremony of Tokyo Summer Olympic & Paralympic Games

[HARTFORD, CT] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), released the following statement congratulating the Connecticut athletes competing in this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic games ahead of the opening ceremony in Tokyo, Japan.

“These athletes represent the best of the best of our state and country and I am incredibly proud of the Connecticut natives who will be representing us on the world stage. Their commitment, dedication, and perseverance are a prime example for so many young athletes in Connecticut and across the nation. I can’t wait to cheer for these athletes and all of Team USA over the next couple weeks.”

Connecticut has six athletes scheduled to compete in this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic games. These athletes include:

Liam Corrigan – Rowing (Old Lyme, Connecticut)

Austin Hack – Rowing (Old Lyme, Connecticut)

Alyssa Naeher – Soccer (Stratford, Connecticut)

Alexis Sablone – Skateboarding (Old Saybrook, Connecticut)

Kieran Smith – Swimming (Ridgefield, Connecticut)

Matthew Torres – Swimming (Ansonia, Connecticut)