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2012 London Olympics Central: Day 7

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Michael Phelps (USA, Michigan) earned the 17th gold medal of his career and 21st overall, placing first in the 100 butterfly in London. Phelps clocked a time of 51.21 to stand atop the podium for the third time in the 2012 Games. Phelps has now captured three golds and two silvers at the London Games.

The USA women's volleyball squad, featuring head coach Hugh McCutcheon (Minnesota), Lindsey Berg (Minnesota), Jordan Larson (Nebraska), Christa Harmotto (Penn State) and Megan Hodge (Penn State), clinched the top seed in Group B with a 3-0 win over Serbia on Friday. Click HERE to watch the replay.

In women's basketball action, Chelsea Aubry (Canada, Nebraska) and Krista Phillips (Canada, Michigan) hit the hard wood against Brazil this morning. Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota) and Team USA continue their quest for gold, as they face the Czech Republic at 4:15 p.m. CT. To watch each match-up, follow the links. Canada vs. Brazil | USA vs. Czech Republic.

The Canadian women's soccer team, featuring Emily Zurrer (Illinois), Karina Leblanc (Nebraska), Brittany Timko (Nebraska), Erin McLeod (Penn State), Carmelina Moscato (Penn State) and Lauren Sesselmann (Purdue), defeated host Great Britain 2-0 to advance to the semifinals. Canada will take on the USA team on Monday, Aug. 6. For the replay, click HERE.

Medalists through Day 7
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), 100 butterfly (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

2012 London Olympics Central: Day 6

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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
  

2012 London Olympics Central: Day 5

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Natalie Dell (USA, Penn State) notched a bronze medal on Wednesday in the women's rowing quadruple sculls event. Dell, along with Kara Kohler, Megan Kalmoe and Adrienne Martelli, finished in 6:40.63 to place third. Ukraine (6:35.93) and Germany (6:38.09) took home gold and silver, respectively. For the full replay, click HERE.

Margaux Farrell (France, Indiana) captured bronze Wednesday afternoon in the 4x200 freestyle relay. Farrell was apart of France's qualifying relay squad.

Roger Espinoza
(Ohio State) and the Honduras squad battled Japan to a 0-0 tie on Wednesday. After three matches, Japan leads Group D with seven points, followed by Honduras with five. Click HERE for the complete standings.

Goalkeeper Betsey Armstrong (Michigan) and the USA women's water polo squad drew a 9-9 tie on Wednesday against Spain in a Group A match. Through two matches, both teams are tied for first in their group with three points. For the Olympic standings, click HERE.

After defeating No. 2 Brazil on Monday, the USA women's volleyball team took down No. 3 China 3-0 on Wednesday. The USA squad, featuring head coach Hugh McCutcheon (Minnesota), Lindsey Berg (Minnesota), Jordan Larson (Nebraska), Christa Harmotto (Penn State) and Megan Hodge (Penn State), move to 3-0 in Group play. To see the standings, click HERE

Lindsay Whalen (USA, Minnesota) poured in 14 points, with six rebounds and three steals in a 89-58 win against Turkey on Wednesday. The Americans are now 3-0 in pool play and face China (3-0) on Sunday.

Canada's Krista Phillips (Michigan) and Chelsea Aubry (Nebraska) hit the hardwood Wednesday morning against France in Group B action of women's basketball. If you haven't seen the game, check it out HERE.

Medalists after Day 5
David Boudia, synchronized 10M springboard (bronze)
Kelci Bryant - synchronized 3M springboard (silver)
Natalie Dell - rowing quadruple sculls (bronze)
Margaux Farrell - 4x200 freestyle relay (bronze)
Matt Grevers - 100 backstroke* (gold), 4x100 freestyle relay (silver)
Charlie Houchin - 4x200 freestyle relay (gold)
Michael Phelps - 4x200 freestyle relay (gold), 200 butterfly (silver), 4x100 freestyle relay (silver)
Davis Tarwater - 4x200 freestyle relay (gold)
Peter Vanderkaay - 400 freestyle (bronze)

* - World Record


2012 London Olympics Central: Day 4

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Michael Phelps (USA, Michigan) became the most decorated athlete in Olympic history today, breaking the Olympic record with his 19th overall medal. Phelps swam the anchor leg of the 4x200 freestyle relay, touching the wall in 6:59.70 for the victory. The three-time Olympian also claimed a silver in the 200 butterfly. Former Wolverines Charlie Houchin and Davis Tarwater also took home gold medals, helping the USA post the fastest 4x200 relay time in the morning heats.

Men's basketball featured six games on Tuesday, with Robert Archibald (Great Britain, Illinois), Deron Williams (USA, Illinois), Ade Dagunduro (Nigeria, Nebraska) and Aleks Maric (Australia, Nebraska) taking the court. Follow the links for a replay of yesterday's games. Australia vs. Spain | Lithuania vs. Nigeria | Great Britain vs. Brazil | Tunisia vs. United States

In women's preliminary action, the USA field hockey team, featuring Kayla Bashore-Smedley (Indiana) and Caroline Nichols (Iowa) faced Argentina at 1 p.m. CT. To see a replay of yesterday's match, click HERE.

Medalists after Day 4
David Boudia, synchronized 10M springboard (bronze)
Kelci Bryant - synchronized 3M springboard (silver)
Matt Grevers - 100 backstroke* (gold), 4x100 freestyle relay (silver)
Charlie Houchin - 4x200 freestyle relay (gold)
Michael Phelps - 4x200 freestyle relay (gold), 200 butterfly (silver), 4x100 freestyle relay (silver)
Davis Tarwater - 4x200 freestyle relay (gold)
Peter Vanderkaay - 400 freestyle (bronze)

* - World Record


2012 London Olympics Central: Day 3

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Former Big Ten Athlete of the Year David Boudia (USA, Purdue), along with Nick McCrory, took home a bronze medal in the synchronized 10M platform this morning. Check out this commercial to see how Boudia takes diving to new heights.

In a preliminary matchup of women's volleyball heavyweights, the No. 1-ranked USA defeated No. 2 Brazil in a 2008 Olympics final rematch. Led by head coach Hugh McCutcheon (Minnesota), the USA squad features four former standouts from Big Ten institutions in Lindsey Berg (Minnesota), Jordan Larson (Nebraska), Christa Harmotto and Megan Hodge (Penn State).

Big Ten institutions feature three participants in women's basketball action today. Canada, featuring Krista Phillips (Michigan) and Chelsea Aubry (Nebraska), takes on Great Britain, while Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota) takes the USA team's 34-game winning streak into preliminary action against Angola. Follow the links for live coverage. Great Britain vs. Canada | Angola vs. United States

Matt Grevers (USA, Northwestern) struck gold in the 100 backstroke after earning a silver at the 2008 Games. The former Wildcat blazed the competition with an Olympic record time of 52.16, notching the first gold medal for the Big Ten on Day 3.

Medalists after Day 3
David Boudia, synchronized 10M springboard (bronze)
Kelci Bryant - synchronized 3M springboard (silver)
Matt Grevers - 100 backstroke* (gold), 4x100 freestyle relay (silver)
Michael Phelps - 4x100 freestyle relay (silver)
Peter Vanderkaay - 400 freestyle (bronze)

* - World Record

2012 London Olympics Central: Day 2

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Three silver medals were awarded to Big Ten athletes on day two of the Olympics as Kelci Bryant (USA, Minnesota), Matt Grevers (USA, Northwestern) and Michael Phelps (USA, Michigan) took home medals. Bryant teamed with Abigail Johnston to place second in the synchronized 3M springboard, while Grevers and Phelps, along with Cullen Jones and Ryan Lochte, finished second in the 4x100 freestyle relay.

Medalists after Day 2
Kelci Bryant - synchronized 3M springboard (silver)
Matt Grevers - 4x100 freestyle relay (silver)
Michael Phelps - 4x100 freestyle relay (silver)
Peter Vanderkaay - 400 freestyle (bronze)

2012 London Olympics Central: Day 1

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Peter Vanderkaay (USA, Michigan) was the lone Big Ten medalist on the first day of the London Games, taking home a bronze in the 400 freestyle.

Medalists after Day 1
Peter Vanderkaay - 400 freestyle (bronze)