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Rio 2016 Olympics: 100 Back finals highlights Day 3 for Calympians

Can the Golden Bears (Kathleen Baker and Ryan Murphy) sweep the 100 Back Golds?

Swimming Previews - 16th FINA World Championships: Day Eight
Kathleen Baker has posted personal bests on Sunday’s 100 Back prelim and semifinals to take the top seed in tonight’s final.
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After two days of actions, Calympians have now won at least one medal of each color/material. Day 3 Monday offers a couple more chances for more medals, and they will come in the signature swimming event of Cal Aquatics.

All Time listed below are in PT

Prime time swimming is apparently tape delayed for the West Coast, but Cal fans can follow live on

Calympic Medals at Stake:

Women’s 100 Back - Baker wins the Silver!

Kathleen Baker (USA) has the top semifinal time - Golden Bears Natalie Coughlin in 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing and Missy Franklin in 2012 London have won the last 3 Women’s 100 Back Gold medals. Can the Cal sophomore join that elite company? Baker set new personal bests on Sunday in the prelim and the semifinal.

Men’s 100 Back - Murphy takes the Gold while setting a new Olympic Record!

Ryan Murphy (USA) has the top semifinal time. The Cal senior has the ability to potentially set a new World Record in this event.

Other Calympians to Watch:

Missy Franklin (USA) in 200 Free prelim and semifinals - 14th in prelim, swimming in semifinal 1 at 6:03 AM. Needs a top 8 finish to make final on Tuesday night.

Missy Franklin finished 8th in her heat. Did not advance.

Missy Franklin’s first Rio 2016 swims is on Day 3.

Tom Shields (USA) in 200 Fly prelim and semifinals - 20th in prelim. Did not advance.

Tom Shields will also compete in the 100 Fly, his better event.

Lily Zhang (USA) vs. Hyowon Suh (South Korea) - Lily Zhang lost 8-11, 8-11, 11-7, 7-11, 6-11 to the 12th seed.

The Cal student lost her Women’s Table Tennis 3rd Round match, but still has the team event.

John Mann and Luca Cupido (USA) in a key Men’s Water Polo match vs. Spain

USA fell to Spain 10-9.

The Americans will next play France at 7:40 AM on Wednesday.

Rest of the Calympians in action:

Carli Lloyd (USA) Women’s Indoor Volleyball vs. Netherlands

USA edges Netherlands in 5 sets. If Carli Lloyd saw any action in this one, it wasn’t in the last two sets when the US was trailing 2-1.

USA faces Serbia on Wednesday at 11 AM

Camille Cheng (Hong Kong) - 200 Free prelim and semifinals - 29th in prelim, Did not advance.

Camille Cheng still has the 100 Free, 50 Free, and the 4x100 Medley relay.

Rio 2016 Rowing

After Rowing events were cancelled on Day 2 due to high wind, it is not completely clear when those repechages will be made up.

Rowing will start at 4:30 AM PT, but the specific times listed below may be outdated

Will Dean (Canada) in Quadruple Sculls repechage - 4th in repechage, did not advance

Caileigh Filmer (Canada) in Women’s Eight heat - 3rd in heat, Repechage on Wednesday

Olivier Sigelaar (Netherlands) in Men’s Eight heat - 2nd in heat, Repechage on Wednesday

Postponed from Day 2:

Marko Marjanovic (Serbia) in Double Sculls repechage - 3rd in Repechage, semifinal on Tuesday

Nareg Guregian (USA) in Coxless Pair repechage - 3rd in Repechage, semifinal on Tuesday


Calympians Medal Count:

(Through Day 2)

2 Golds, 2 Silvers, 1 Bronze

Dana Vollmer (USA) - Silver from Women’s 4x100 Free Relay, Bronze from Women’s 100 Fly

Abbey Weitzeil (USA) - Silver from Women’s 4x100 Free Relay

Nathan Adrian (USA) - Gold from Men’s 4x100 Free Relay

Anthony Ervin (USA) - Gold from Men’s 4x100 Free Relay