Aug. 7, 2012
MEN'S TRACK & FIELD
Jeff Porter (USA) finished third in heat four of the opening round of the 110-meter hurdles at Olympic Stadium to advance to the semifinals. He clocked a time of 13.53 to secure the third and final automatic qualifying spot in his heat. The semifinals are scheduled for Wednesday (Aug. 8) at 2:15 p.m. EDT, with the final to follow at 4:15 p.m. EDT.
Meanwhile, New Zealand's Nick Willis finished ninth in the finals of the 1,500-meter run. Sitting in fourth at the bell lap, Willis was unable to hold on and finished in a time of 3:36.94. Willis is a three-time Olympian and claimed the silver medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
|Jeff Porter (USA)||110m Hurdles First Round||3rd, heat 4 (13.53+)|
|Nick Willis (New Zealand)||1,500m Final||9th (3:36.94)|
Team Canada was eliminated from Olympic action after a 91-48 loss to the United States in quarterfinal action on Tuesday (Aug. 7) at London Basketball Arena. Krista Phillips played 23 minutes, scoring two points on 1-for-6 shooting, grabbing a game-high eight rebounds and handing out five assists. Canada, which advanced to the quarterfinal stage for the first time since 1984, ends Olympic play with a 2-4 overall record. It was Canada's first appearance in the Olympics since 2000.
|Krista Phillips (Canada)||Canada vs. United States (Quarterfinals)||L, 91-48 (2 pts, 8 rebs, 5 assists)|
Betsey Armstrong recorded 10 saves, including two in extra time, as the United States edged rival Australia, 11-9, in overtime of the first Olympic semifinal to advance to the gold-medal match. The Americans rallied for the third consecutive contest, taking their first lead early in the second quarter and cushioning it to two goals midway through the fourth. After Australia evened the score on a five-meter penalty with one second left in regulation, Team USA surged in the first overtime frame, earning goals from Maggie Steffens and Kami Craig to seal the victory. Steffens headlined the U.S. offense with four goals, while Melissa Seidemann and Lauren Wenger scored two apiece. Team USA will face either Hungary or Spain for Olympic gold. The final is scheduled for 3 p.m. EDT on Thursday (Aug. 9).
|Betsey Armstrong (USA)||USA vs. Australia (Semifinals)||W, 11-9, OT (10 saves)|
WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD
Tiffany (Ofili) Porter of Great Britain finished fourth in heat two of the 100-meter hurdles semifinals on Tuesday (Aug. 7) at Olympic Stadium. Her time of 12.79 was just .08 seconds shy of qualifying for the final.
|Tiffany (Ofili) Porter
|Women's 100m Hurdles Semifinal||4th, heat 2 (12.79)|