Princeton Olympians: Kicking off in London

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Diana Matheson ’08 (Photo: Courtesy Wikipedia/Ann Odong)
The opening ceremonies of the London Olympics are still a few days away, but one of Princeton’s Olympians is preparing for an early kickoff. Women’s soccer midfielder Diana Matheson ’08 and her Canadian teammates will face Japan, the 2011 Women’s World Cup champion, on July 25 at 4 p.m. Eastern on the NBC Sports Network. (Update: CTV also will have a live feed at 11:30 a.m. Eastern.) Matheson has battled back from a knee injury and appeared to be in top form during Canada’s recent tune-up game against New Zealand, looping a perfect shot over the opposing goalie and into the top left corner of the goal (click here for video). Last week, she told Ben Rycroft of the CBC that she had few doubts about being in shape for London. “It was just a matter of how many drugs I was going to have to be on – anti-inflammatories, I mean," she said.
 
More news about Tigers in London:
 
Women’s epee standout Susie Scanlan ’14 was “made to hold a blade.” [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
 
Men’s four rower Glenn Ochal ’08 has a reputation for grueling, marathon workouts. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
 
The parents of Sara Hendershot ’10, a rower in the women’s pair, noticed her uncommon competitiveness at an early age. [Hartford Courant]
 

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