Michael Phelps (USA, Michigan) swam to gold in the 200 individual medley on Thursday, becoming the first man to win the same individual event in three consecutive Olympic Games. Phelps has now tallied an Olympic record 20 medals in his career, including 16 of the gold variety. Fellow Wolverine Tyler Clary (USA) also added to the Big Ten medal count with an Olympic record gold medal performance in the 200 backstroke.
Janine Hanson (Canada, Michigan) captured a silver medal this morning in the women's eight rowing event. Hanson and the Canadian squad stroked to a second place finish in 6:12.06. The USA (6:10.59) and Netherlands (6:13.12) took home gold and bronze, respectively. Watch the full replay HERE.
Men's basketball features six preliminary games today with Robert Archibald (Great Britain, Illinois), Ade Dagunduro (Nigeria, Nebraska), Aleks Maric (Australia, Nebraska) and Deron Williams (USA, Illinois) taking the court. This morning Maric helped Australia to an 81-61 victory over Japan. To see a replay of the game, click HERE. Williams and the USA basketball team throttled Nigeria, 156-73, on a record-breaking night. Williams tallied 13 points as the Americans breezed to a victory, setting Olympic records for points in a game and points in a half (78). The USA is undefeated in preliminary action (3-0) and sits alone atop the Group A standing. Watch a replay of the game HERE.
In a match-up of Group B heavyweights, Matt Anderson (Penn State) and the USA men's volleyball squad thwarted Brazil, 3-1, in a 2008 Olympic Gold Medal rematch. Anderson continued his Olympic success, totaling 14 points in the victory as Team USA became the lone leader in Group B's preliminary standings. To see the full standings, click HERE.
Medalists after Day 6
David Boudia, synchronized 10M springboard (bronze)
Kelci Bryant - synchronized 3M springboard (silver)
Tyler Clary - 200 backstroke* (gold)
Natalie Dell - rowing quadruple sculls (bronze)
Margaux Farrell - 4x200 freestyle relay (bronze)
Matt Grevers - 100 backstroke* (gold), 4x100 freestyle relay (silver)
Janine Hanson - rowing eight (silver)
Charlie Houchin - 4x200 freestyle relay (gold)
Michael Phelps - 200 individual medley (gold), 4x200 freestyle relay (gold), 200 butterfly (silver), 4x100 freestyle relay (silver)
Davis Tarwater - 4x200 freestyle relay (gold)
Peter Vanderkaay - 400 freestyle (bronze)
* - Olympic Record