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.
Today was HARD. Thx to all the atlts that taught me how to hurt. Gracias a los atletas que me enseñaron como sufrir. pic.twitter.com/jAnLbxEzm5— David Torrence (@David_Torrence) August 17, 2016
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.
Upcoming Schedule for Calympains:
David Torrence (Peru) in 5000m Final - Saturday, 5:30 PM PT
Calympians Medal Count:
(Through Day 12)
13 Golds, 4 Silvers, 4 Bronze
7 Golds, 3 Silvers, 4 Bronze
*Runge is not one of the 50 Calympians on the Cal Athletics list, so our Calympian medal count may differ from their