LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Dana Vollmer of the United States competes in heat six of the Women's 100m Butterfly on Day One of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Here are your Olympic results for Cal athletes competing in Day 2 after the jump (Day 1 results here). Spoilers abound, so if you want to watch the finals untainted, don't check out the coverage below.
Just wondering, would you guys mind instant Olympic results (i.e. spoiler alerts and breaking news coverage of Cal medals and big events) as they happen on the front page, or do you like the way the coverage is? Let us know in the poll below and we'll take your thoughts into consideration.
Dana Vollmer set the world record at the 100 meter butterfly, becoming the first swimming Olympian from the United States to set a world record. Vollmer set a time of 55.98 seconds, the first women to go sub-56 seconds in the 100 fly.
Nathan Adrian led the 4 x 100 meter relay final for the United States that featured Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, but despite a strong first leg that put the USA in first place for most of the relay, they faded down the anchor leg (which is usually where Adrian swims) and fell to silver. It's Adrian's second relay medal in the 4 x 100 free; he won gold in Beijing after running the prelim in 2008.
The replay of the swimming events are all available on NBCOlympics.com if you have access to the live coverage. Vollmer's swim is around the nine to ten minute mark, Adrian's relay starts around the hundredth minute (1:40:00ish).
Other swimming results (click here to find all of them):
- Rachel Bootsma had the 3rd best time in his heat and 11th best time in the 100 meter backstroke, then finished 6th in the semifinal.
- Graeme Moore of South Africa was part of his team's relay that finished 5th in the 4 x 100 meter freestyle final after going 2nd in the team's heat earlier in the day.
- Dominik Meichtry of Switzerland finished 5th in his 200 meter freestyle heat and just advanced with the 16th best time, but finished 8th in his semifinal to just miss the cutoff.
- Marcin Tarczynski of Poland finished 7th in his 100 meter backstroke heat, Mathias Gydesen of Denmark finished 7th in his heat, and Stephanie Au of Hong Kong finished 8th in her 100 meter women's backstroke heat.
- You can watch replays of all their prelims by checking out the video here.
- In the women's eights, Erin Cafaro (USA) and the US won Heat 1 to advance directly to Final A with a time of 6:14.68. Click here for the video replay.
- In the women's lightweight double sculls, the USA boat was captained by coach Dave O'Neill and rowed by Julie Nichols. Nichols rowed with Kristin Hedstrom and finished with a time of 7:08.46, good enough for third and a prime spot in the repechage. Click here for the video replay.
- Aleksa Saponjic and Serbia won 14-10 over Hungary. Click here for the video replay.
- John Mann and the United States beat Montenegro 8-7. Click here for a replay of the match.
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