July 30, 2012
Michigan's third and final rowing representative began her march toward an Olympic medal this morning when Sarah Trowbridge (2003-05) competed for the United States in the women's double sculls event at Eton Dorney. Trowbridge and her partner, Margot Shumway, finished in third place of the second heat with a time of 6:55.25, putting the U.S. team in Tuesday's (July 31) repechage against China, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Germany and Ukraine. Great Britain and Australia each won its respective heat to advance directly to the finals on Friday (Aug. 3), as did heat runners-up New Zealand and Poland.
In other rowing action Monday, Tom Peszek and his partner, Silas Stafford, competed in the men's pair repechage against Germany, Serbia and Hungary. The Americans placed third with a time of 6:27.41 to earn the last spot in the semifinals on Wednesday (Aug. 1).
|Sarah Trowbridge (USA)||Women's Double Sculls Heats||3rd (6:55.25)|
|Tom Peszek (USA)||Men's Pair Repechage||3rd (6:27.41+)|
Sam Mikulak took part in the Olympic Team finals Monday (July 30), competing on four events for the fifth-place Team USA squad, which notched a team total of 269.952. [ Complete Release ]
|Sam Mikulak (USA)||Vault||10th (15.966)|
|Pommel Horse||16th (14.500)|
|Parallel Bars||12th (15.266)|
Former U-M swimmer Tyler Clary (2008-10) qualified for the 200-meter butterfly final with a fifth-place time of 1:54.93 in the semifinals after getting second in qualifying with a 1:54.96 earlier in the day.
Additionally, former U-M volunteer assistant coach Michael Phelps won his semifinal heat with a 1:55.53 to qualify fourth for the finals after qualifying third with a 1:55.53 in preliminaries this morning.
The finals for the race will be held Tuesday (July 31) at 2:47 p.m. Each will have a chance to continue the streak of swimmers with U-M ties with at least one medal in the event since 1996, as Tom Malchow won silver in 1996, gold in 2000, while Phelps was won consecutive gold medals in the events in 2004 and 2008.
|Tyler Clary (USA)||Men's 200m Butterfly Heats||2nd (1:54.96+)|
|Michael Phelps (USA)||Men's 200m Butterfly Heats||5th (1:55.53+)|
|Tyler Clary (USA)||Men's 200m Butterfly Semifinals||5th (1:54.93^)|
|Michael Phelps (USA)||Men's 200m Butterfly Semifinals||4th (1:54.53^)|
Former Wolverine goalkeeper Betsey Armstrong (2002-05) recorded six saves as the U.S. Olympic Women's Water Polo Team opened competition with a 14-13 win over Hungary at the Water Polo Arena. The Americans never trailed in the contest but never led by more than two goals. Hungary pulled within one with just 52 seconds remaining in the fourth period but could not regain possession as Team USA held on for the win. Offensively, Maggie Steffens tied the single-game Olympic record with seven goals, while Courtney Mathewson notched four. The U.S. squad will next face Spain in continued Group A competition at 1:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday (Aug. 1).
|Betsey Armstrong||Hungary||6 (W, 14-13)|
With four minutes remaining and the score tied at 61, Team Canada went on a 12-4 run to close the contest en route to a 73-65 win over Great Britain in the second game of Group B action at London Basketball Arena. Former Wolverine Krista Phillips (2007-10) earned the start and played 17 minutes, scoring six points on 2-for-8 shooting and grabbing four rebounds. It was Canada's first Olympic victory since Sept. 24, 2000.
|Krista Phillips (Canada)||Canada vs. Great Britain (Prelim Group B)||W, 73-65 (6 pts, 4 reb)|