Princeton Olympians: Tigers win gold and silver in the women’s eight

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Caroline Lind ’06 (Courtesy Team USA)
The U.S. women’s eight, one of the most dominant crews in international rowing, lived up to its reputation in the Olympic final Aug. 2, winning by a 1.47 second margin over second-place Canada. That was good news for three Princetonians: American Caroline Lind ’06, who earned her second gold medal, and Canadians Andreanne Morin ’06 and Lauren Wilkinson ’11, who reached the medal podium for the first time.
 
Also on the water at Eton Dorney today: Glenn Ochal ’08 and the U.S. men’s four won their semifinal race, earning a place in the gold-medal final Aug. 4. Gevvie Stone ’07 of the United States finished fourth in her women’s single sculls semifinal and will compete in the B final Aug. 4. Robin Prendes ’11 and United States men’s lightweight four completed their Olympic run, placing second in the B final (eighth overall).
 
Two other Princetonians rowed in gold-medal finals yesterday. In the women’s pair, American Sara Hendershot ’10 and partner Sarah Zelekna were just 0.2 seconds shy of winning bronze. What does 0.2 seconds look like in a rowing race? Check out this screen shot posted by The Daily Princetonian. Sam Loch ’06 and his Australian crew placed sixth in the men’s eight. Click here for official results and schedules.
 

Field hockey standouts Julia Reinprecht ’14 and Katie Reinprecht ’13 helped the U.S. team in a 1-0 win over Argentina July 31, but the Americans took a step back today, dropping a 1-0 game to Australia. Two teams advance from each six-team Olympic group. The United States is 1-2 with two preliminary games remaining. Click here for official results and schedules.
 
For women’s soccer star Diana Matheson ’08 and Canada, a tie against Sweden July 31 was enough to guarantee a spot in the quarterfinals. The Canadians will open the single-elimination phase against Great Britain Aug. 3. Click here for official results and schedules.
 
Epeeist Soren Thompson ’05, who reached the quarterfinals at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, had a relatively short stay in this year’s competition, dropping his first bout in the single-elimination tournament Aug. 1. U.S. women Maya Lawrence ’02 and Susannah Scanlan ’14 will return to action in the team epee competition Aug. 4. Click here for official results and schedules.
 
NCAA steeplechase champion Donn Cabral ’12 will line up to compete in Olympic opening heats Aug. 3. The last time a Princeton man competed in an Olympic running event was at the 1924 Paris Olympics. Click here for official results and schedules.

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