Viloria among Olympians
participating in exhibit

Former Hawaii Olympians Tommy Kono, Brian Viloria and Keala O'Sullivan Watson will be among the panelists at a free program Sept. 9 presented by the Hawaiian Historical Society.

The public is invited to "Hawaiian Olympians, Legends of the Past" at the Hawaii State Library from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Panelists include:

>> William Smith, a gold medal winner in swimming in the 1948 games in London.

>> Kono, a gold medal winner in weightlifting at the 1952 Helsinki, Finland, games and the 1956 games in Melbourne, Australia.

>> O'Sullivan Watson, a bronze medal winner in diving at the 1968 games in Mexico City.

>> Chris Woo, a swimming team member at the 1976 games in Montreal.

>> Kevin Asano, a silver medal winner in judo at the 1988 games in Seoul, South Korea.

>> Viloria, a boxing team member at the 2000 Sydney, Australia, games.

Two related exhibits will be at the Hawaii State Library, at King and Punchbowl streets, until Sept. 15.

The first is the award-winning exhibit, "'Aukai to 'Aukai," of photographs of Hawaii swimmers from the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden, to the modern era.

The second is a display of Olympic memorabilia from the collection of Jin DeSilva, manager of the Doris Duke Estate and member of the 1948 Ceylon Olympic team. The display includes pins, medallions and collectibles dating back to the 1920 games at Antwerp, Belgium.



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