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Rio 2016 Day 12: Cal students Dora Antal, Anna Illes, and Hungary Women’s Water Polo face USA in semifinal

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Cal alum David Torrence started his Rio 2016 Olympic with the 5000m prelim today

Water Polo - Olympics: Day 10
Dora Antal was the scoring hero for Hungary in their quarterfinal victory over Australia
Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Thanks to the heroic by Cal redshirt junior Dora Antal, the Hungarian Women’s Water Polo team which has two Calympians (redshirt juniors Antal and Anna “Nusi” Illes) will be playing for a medal on Friday. Whether that medal will be the Gold or the Bronze will be decided today.

Women’s Water Polo semifinal: USA 14, Hungary 10

Dora Antal and Anna Illes (Hungary) vs. USA went as expected.

Hungary will take on Russia for the Bronze medal on Friday morning at 7:20 AM PT.

Hungary will face the powerhouse USA Women’s Water Polo team (featuring 4 Stanford alum) today. USA has defeated Hungary 11-6 in preliminary group play last week.

The other semifinal is a matchup between Russia and Italy.

While Illes wasn’t an Olympian in London 2012, Antal was a part of the Hungarian team that lost the Bronze medal match to Australia. Hungary beating Australia in the quarterfinal on Monday perhaps avenged for that loss.

Men’s 5000m prelim

David Torrence (Peru)

Also in action today is Cal Track and Field alum David Torrence. Torrence recently switched nationality (for track and field purposes) from U.S.A. to Peru (his mother is Peruvian and he was raised by the Peru side of his family). He hopes to inspire Peruvian kids to be Track and Field athletes.

Earlier today, David Torrence ran a 13:23.20 5000m race in heat 2. He was 10th in heat 2 and had the 10th best time overall. The Cal alum has advanced to the final on Saturday 5:30 PM PT.

Women’s Water Polo 5th Place Match:

Roser Tarrago and Spain defeated China 11-6 for 5th place

Also in action today is another Cal redshirt junior, Roser Tarrago of Spain. Despite her 3 goals, Tarrago and Spain was upset by Russia in the quarterfinals. Tarrago can take some of her disappointment out on the winless China team in this classification match.


Calympians Medal Count:

(Through Day 11)

By Individuals:

13 Golds, 4 Silvers, 4 Bronze

By Events:

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 from Men’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

GO BEARS!