#2 – This 24-year-old earned his spot on this year’s U.S. diving team after graduating from Purdue earlier this year. Jordan was born in Cambodia, but his parents died when he was just a baby. He was then placed in an orphanage in Phnom Penh where he lived until he was two and was adopted and brought to the U.S.
He is one of the great Olympians to watch this year.
#4- McPherson is the only Taekwondo competitor in U.S. history to make it to the Olympics three times.
Nicknamed “McFierce,” McPherson was born in Abilene, Texas, where she was placed for adoption when she was four days old.
Get the list – the Olympics Competitors who were adopted