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Rio 2016 Day 13: Carli Lloyd and USA vs. Serbia in semi; Inika McPherson debuts in High Jump

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Cal alum Inika McPherson will be the last Calympian to debut in Rio 2016

Olympics: Volleyball-Women's Team-Preliminary Round Group B-United States (USA) vs Serbia (SRB)
Carli Lloyd and USA Volleyball face Serbia in the semifinal today
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Rio 2016 Day 12 saw Calymian David Torrence (Peru) race his way to Saturday night’s final in the 1000m. Torrence wasn’t too pleased with his time, but he’s got a chance to do much better to possibly contend for a medal.

The Hungarian women’s water polo team fell to favorite U.S.A. as expected on Wednesday. This means that Dora Antal and Anna Illes will be playing early on Friday morning against Russia for the Bronze medal.

Unfortunately, the U.S.A. Women’s Water Polo win ensures that 4 Stanford Olympians will be earning a medal. Combining that with Stanford medal by Kerri Walsh-Jennings (Bronze in beach volleyball) and Lucy Davis (Silver in Equestrian Team) means that Cal will not be in the lead for most college medals (by total medal count) by the end of Friday.

Nevertheless, Rio 2016 overall is still a great showcase for the Calympians. An extra medal can be guaranteed if Carli Lloyd and USA Women’s Indoor Volleyball can beat Serbia in the semifinal to advance to the Gold medal match (yes, there is also a Stanford alum on USA Women’s Volleyball in outside hitter Foluke Akinradewo).

Women’s Volleyball Semifinal: USA vs. Serbia - 25-20, 17-25, 21-25, 25-16, 13-15

USA will play the loser of China/Netherlands for the Bronze on Saturday at 9 AM PT

Carli Lloyd (USA) is the backup setter for the top seed and undefeated United States. She will typically come in for about 3 rotations in relief of start Alisha Glass (Lloyd’s main nemesis on Penn State that ended Cal’s seasons every year including in the NCAA National Semifinal and the National Championship game).

Women’s High Jump prelim - McPherson is through to the Final

Inika McPherson (USA) will look to make the High Jump Final on Saturday night.

The colorful one time Taxi-driver (you can read her story in the CGB profile in the link that is her name) is to High Jump what Spud Webb is to Slam Dunk contest.

Jump Squad Jump

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Upcoming Schedule for Calympains:

Dora Antal and Anna Illes (Hungary) in Women’s Water Polo Bronze Medal Match vs. Russia - Friday, 7:20 AM PT

David Torrence (Peru) in 5000m Final - Saturday, 5:30 PM PT


Calympians Medal Count:

(Through Day 12)

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!