COSTA MESA (CNS) – Five athletes who competed in the London Olympics and have ties to Costa Mesa will be honored by city officials today.
The athletes will receive honorary street signs bearing their names and other gifts during a ceremony outside City Hall before the regular City Council meeting.
The five athletes being honored are Misty May-Treanor, who has won three gold medals in beach volleyball; Kyla Ross, who won a gold medal as a member of the “Fierce Five” gymnastics team; April Ross, who won a silver medal in women’s beach volleyball; Jake Gibb of the men’s beach volleyball team; and heptathlete Sharon Day.
May-Treanor and April Ross grew up in Costa Mesa and went to Newport Harbor High School. Day, who is also a Costa Mesa native, is a Costa Mesa High School alum. Gibb lives in Costa Mesa and Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo goes to Aliso Niguel High School and trains at the Costa Mesa-based Gym-Max Academy of Gymnastics.
“Costa Mesa is proud to have had five of the world’s best athletes in the London Games,” said Costa Mesa Chief Executive Officer Tom Hatch. “This is our way of celebrating their success and letting them know how much their hometown is behind them.”