(WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 16: Water polo player Brenda Villa poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot at Smashbox West Hollywood on November 16, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images for USOC))

Meet the 2008 Latino Olympic medalists who are back in London for more

For some, to stand on the Olympic podium and be among the few in the world to receive an Olympic medal is a dream come true by itself. But the following Latino athletes are looking to relive the moment.

Seven Latino Olympians, who were among the athletic elite during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, are coming back for more. Get to know the Latino Olympians who are once again craving the gold medal and looking to break world and personal records.

Carmelo Anthony, 2008 Basketball Gold Medalist

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Carmelo Anthony is confident about the U.S.A’s chances in the London Olympics 2012, despite injuries. He started every game as small forward for the U.S. at the 2008 Olympics. James and Carmelo Anthony are the only U.S. basketball players who will be in London who also were part of the 2004 and 2008 Olympic teams.

Diana Lopez, 2008 Taekwondo Bronze Medalist

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Just 4 years ago, at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Diana Lopez and her brothers made history as the first trio of siblings to compete since 1904. She took bronze for taekwondo in Beijing, in 2008, and will be competing for the second time in London this year. Lopez is also a 2005 world champion.

Ryan Lochte, 2008 Swimming Gold and Bronze Medalist

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Six-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte is on his way to London for his second Olympics. In the championships leading up to the 2012 Olympics, Lochte has captivated the media by proving his potential to beat legendary Michael Phelps. With four world records under his speedo, he plans to sweep the medal boards as the top swimmer in the world.

Diana Taurasi, 2008 Basketball Gold Medalist

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Two-time gold medalist Diana Taurasi is shooting for her third Olympic gold. After two consecutive wins in Athens Beijing, the US Women’s Basketball Team star is reaching for her third medal in London.

Steven Lopez, 2008 Taekwondo Bronze Medalist

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Steven Lopez is no stranger to the Olympic Games, having won multiple medals since the 2000 Games in Sydney, this year holds special meaning for Steven, as it might be his last attempt at Olympic competition. Steven Lopez has won Taekwondo medals in the past three Olympics. He is one of two athletes to win medals in each of the first three Olympic taekwondo competitions.

Brenda Villa, 2008 Water Polo Silver Medalist

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Brenda Villa is warming up for her fourth Olympic medal. The Water Polo player has won two silver medals and a bronze. As a member of the US National Team since 1996, will her experience snag her the gold in London?

Tony Azevedo, 2008 Water Polo Silver Medalist

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Tony Azevedo, the U.S.A. captain, joins teammate Ryan Bailey as a four-time Olympian, but the 30-year-old attacker has no plans to stop after London. He made his Olympic debut in Sydney, just months after his senior prom.

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