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Jay Clendenin

Los Angeles Times

20 June, 2016

Courtney Mathewson, at the Joint Forces Training Base pool, Los Alamitos, California. She had been part of the US women’s water polo team that won gold in the 2012 Olympics. The 2016 team went on to do the same, making it the first back-to-back gold in water polo history.

Californian Olympians, headed for the 2016 Rio Olympics, pictured some weeks prior to the event.

About the photographer

Jay Clendenin

Jay L. Clendenin is a staff photographer at the Los Angeles Times newspaper, in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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