SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 15, 2012 USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA), a global nutritional company, today congratulated all of its sponsored athletes for their outstanding performances at the 2012 London Games. Team USANA took home three gold medals, marking a first for each of the respective athletes.
"To have these athletes trust us and to support them as they represent their countries, in one of the most important competitions of their careers, is truly an honor," said USANA's Chief Communication Officer, Dan Macuga. "We applaud our sponsored athletes and their performances at these Summer Games."
U.S freestyle swimmer, Conor Dwyer secured his first gold medal in the 4x200 Freestyle Relay event by clocking a time of 6:59:07, with the aid of fellow swimmers Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, and Ricky Berens, while Australian flatwater kayaker, Tate Smith and teammates David Smith, Murray Stewart, and Jacob Clear captured a gold medal in the Kayak Four (K4) 1000m Canoe Sprint. The medal marks Australia's first gold in the sport.
"We've struggled a little this Olympics," said Smith. "We've been close, but it's the Olympic Games and it's so hard to win a medal. To get this gold means everything to us."
One of the most recent teams to join USANA's growing list of elite athletes also represented its country in the gold medal football match. Mexico's National Olympic Soccer Team received its first Olympic medal in their nation's history, taking home gold honors after outscoring Brazil 2-1 in the 75th minute of play.
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Founded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is a U.S.-based nutritional company that manufactures high-quality supplements, personal care, energy, and weight-management products in their FDA-registered facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. USANA's products, tested by NSF International and used by more than 600 professional athletes, are developed by the company's award-winning team of scientists and sold directly to Preferred Customers and Associates in 18 international markets. Named one of Outside magazine's "Best Places to Work" for four consecutive years, USANA has received more than 100 state, national and international accolades, including Utah Best of State, Stevie Awards, Australian Business Awards, NutriSearch Editor's Choice and others. Learn more about USANA (www.USANA.com) and the USANA True Health Foundation (www.USANAfoundation.org/), stay current with the official USANA blog (www.whatsupUSANA.com), like us on the USANA Facebook page (www.facebook.com/USANAhealthsciences), or follow USANA on Twitter (@USANAinc).
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