Olympic Spotlight: Aniko Pelle

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Former USC women's water polo player Aniko Pelle, who married her Italian club coach two years ago, has been granted a sport nationality change, so the two-time Hungarian Olympian will participate in London 2012 for Italy.  She found out just 10 days before the opening ceremonies. 

She will become the third Trojan in history to compete for multiple countries at the Olympics joining men's volleyball player Terry Place Brandel (United States in 1980 and West Germany in 1984) and swimmer Bjorn Zikarsky (West Germany in 1988 and Germany in 1996).

The Trojan Olympian count stands at 39!  Click here to see our #LON2012USC Olympic viewers' guide.

Pelle's first match will be July 30 against Australia.

Aniko-Pelle-Lars-Baron.jpg(Photo by Lars Baron)

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