Cal at the Olympics has probably hit its watershed moment Saturday night with Golden Bears picking up six more gold medals in the medley relays in the pool at Rio. The Bears crossed the 200 mark yesterday with the seven new medals they picked up (six from swimming, one from rowing).
Cal swimming will probably represent the bulk of the medal representation. With only a handful of Bears in team sports still playing, Cal athletes are probably going to top out on three to four more medals at most. It’s still possible for the Bears to top the 23 medals they won in London, but their remaining athletes have work to do.
Cal athletes have captured 14 event medals in all, with seven going gold, three silver and four bronze. The seven gold medals would tie them fifth overall with Japan and the 14 event medals place them tenth, behind Italy and France but ahead of South Korea. Below is what the medal count looks like.
Note: Cal Athletics appears to not be counting Cierra Runge’s medal since she is transferring from the program.
Here is the full list of Cal-lympic medalists.
13 Golds, 4 Silvers, 4 Bronze
7 Golds, 3 Silvers, 4 Bronze
Dana Vollmer (USA) - Silver from Women’s 4x100 Free Relay, Bronze from Women’s 100 Fly, Gold from Women’s 4x100 Medley Relay
Abbey Weitzeil (USA) - Silver from Women’s 4x100 Free Relay, Gold from Women’s 4x100 Medley Relay
Nathan Adrian (USA) - Gold from Men’s 4x100 Free Relay, Bronze from Men’s 100 Free, Bronze from Men’s 50 Free, Gold from Men’s 4x100 Medley Relay
Anthony Ervin (USA) - Gold from Men’s 4x100 Free Relay, Gold from Men’s 50 Free
Kathleen Baker (USA) - Silver from Women’s 100 Back, Gold from Women’s 4x100 Medley Relay
Ryan Murphy (USA) - Gold from Men’s 100 Back, Gold from Men’s 200 Back, Gold fromMen’s 4x100 Medley Relay
Josh Prenot (USA) - Silver from Men’s 200 Breast
Missy Franklin (USA) - Gold from Women’s 4x200 Free Relay
Cierra Runge (USA)* - Gold from Women’s 4x200 Free Relay
Olivier Siegelaar (Netherlands) - Bronze from Men’s Eight
Tom Shields (USA) - Gold from Men’s 4x100 Medley Relay
*Runge is not one of the 50 Calympians on the Cal Athletics list, so our Calympian medal count may differ from their