Diamond Bar athlete stands out at London Olympics

Diamond Bar’s Alex Morgan is quickly becoming the most well known athlete in the London Olympics. The 23-year-old turned heads in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, and appears to be on her way to becoming soccer’s next Mia Hamm.

Morgan scored two goals in the U.S. women’s soccer team’s 4-2 victory over France on Wednesday and is an offensive powerhouse. Morgan and her teammates will be back in action at 9 a.m. PDT Saturday against Colombia, then they take on North Korea in Group G play at 9:15 a.m. PDT Tuesday.

If all goes well, they’ll advance to the quarterfinals on Aug. 3, the semifinals on Aug. 6 and the gold medal match at 11:45 a.m. PDT Aug. 9.

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