August 17, 2012 - Results of the London Summer Olympics
With the Summer Olympics officially over, athletes from Notre Dame did just as well as the United States. There were a record number of athletes competing and they won a record number of medals. In addition to the athletes listed before the opening ceremony, two more fencers were activated from the alternate list and competed.
All together, eleven athletes won five medals (four bronze, one gold). Below is a short recap of each athlete's accomplishments:
|Natalie Achonwa||Women's Basketball||Canada|
|Jul. 28||Pool Play vs. Russia||22:16 minutes 3 points|
|Jul. 30||Pool Play vs. Great Britain||19:06 minutes 4 points|
|Aug. 1||Pool Play vs. France||23:13 minutes 14 points|
|Aug. 3||Pool Play vs. Brazil||16:52 minutes 11 points|
|Aug. 5||Pool Play vs. Australia||20:10 minutes 7 points|
|Aug. 7||Quarterfinal vs. USA||12:57 minutes 4 points||Canada lost 48-91 and eliminated|
Natalie, class of 2014, was the second youngest women's basketball player at 19 years of age. She averaged 7.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game with a game high of 14 points.
|Shannon Boxx||Women's Soccer||USA|
|Jul. 25||Pool Play vs France||17 minutes||Injured during the 17th minute|
|Aug. 9||Gold Medal match vs Japan||90 minutes 1 shot||US won 2-1|
Shannon Boxx (1999) became the first athlete from Notre Dame to win three gold medals.
|Candace Chapman||Women's Soccer||Canada|
|Jul. 25||Pool Play vs Japan||90 minutes|
|Aug. 9||Bronze Medal match vs France||7 minutes||Canada won 1-0|
Candace Chapman (2005) competed in her second Olympics and helped Canada win the bronze medal.
|Molly Huddle||Women's 5000m||USA|
|Aug. 7||Qualifying Heat 2||15:02.26||Finished 5th, Personal Best|
|Aug. 10||Finals||15:20.29||Finished 11th|
Molly Huddle (2006) and her teammate Julie Culley became just the 3rd and 4th American women to reach the finals of the 5000m race. Huddle's qualifying time was her personal best, which due to the pace of each race was faster than the gold medal winning time (15:04.25).
|Courtney Hurley||Women's Ind. Epee|
Women's Team Epee
|Jul. 30||Round of 32 vs. France||12-15|
|Aug. 4||Quarterfinals vs Italy||4-7, 8-3, 5-2|
|Aug. 4||Semifinals vs South Korea||4-5, 8-5, 3-5|
|Aug. 4||Bronze Medal match vs Russia||5-5, 4-2, 4-5||USA won 31-30|
Courtney Hurley, class of 2013, was the savior for Team USA scoring the winning touch 16 seconds into overtime and securing the Bronze Medal for the US.
|Kelley Hurley||Women's Team Epee||USA|
|Aug. 4||Bronze Medal match vs. Russia||1-4, 4-1, 4-5||USA won 31-30|
Kelley Hurley was originally an alternate for Team USA but was called up for the Bronze Medal match against Russia. Kelley graduated from Notre Dame in 2010 and helped the United States win their first team epee medal.
|Lee Kiefer||Women's Ind. Foil|
Women's Team Foil
|Jul. 28||Round of 32||15-10|
|Jul. 28||Round of 16||15-13|
|Aug. 2||Quarterfinals vs South Korea||1-4, 1-7, 4-6|
|Aug. 2||Classification 5-8 vs Japan||5-0, 4-6, 6-0|
|Aug. 2||Placement 5-6 vs Poland||0-6, 6-5, 3-5|
Lee Kiefer, set to be a freshman this year, was the youngest US women's fencer at age 18. She participated in both the individual and team foil events.
|Gerek Meinhardt||Men's Team Foil||USA|
|Aug. 5||Quarterfinals vs France||1-5, 11-1|
|Aug. 5||Semifinals vs Italy||class="text">2-5, 0-5, 2-5|
|Aug. 5||Bronze Medal match vs Germany||0-6, 6-5, 3-5|
Gerek Meinhardt was also a Team USA alternate but was called upon for the team event. The men's foil team finished in fourth place. This was Gerek's second Olympics after competing in Beijing.
|Selim Nurudeen||Men's 110m High Hurdles||Nigeria|
|Aug. 7||Qualifying Heat 6||13:51||Finished 2nd, Personal Best|
|Aug. 8||Semifinals Heat 2||13:55||Finished 5th|
Selim Nurudeen (2005) continued to improve since his Beijing appearance in 2008 when he did not advance out of the quarterfinals. This year, after posting a personal best, he advanced to the semifinals but a 5th place finish in his heat did not advance him to the finals.
|Melissa Tancredi||Women's Soccer||Canada|
|Jul. 25||Pool Play vs Japan||90 minutes 1 goal 2 shots|
|Jul. 28||Pool Play vs South Africa||87 minutes 1 goal 3 shots|
|Jul. 31||Pool Play vs Sweden||90 minutes 2 goals 5 shots|
|Aug. 3||Quarterfinals vs Great Britain||90 minutes 2 shots|
|Aug. 6||Semifinals vs USA||120 minutes 1 shot||Yellow Card|
|Aug. 9||Bronze Medal match vs France||77 minutes||Canada wins 1-0|
Melissa Tancredi (2004) had a great Olympics scoring 4 goals on 13 shots. Her yellow card against the US was for a controversial move but her goals in pool play helped Canada advance into medal position.
|Mariel Zagunis||Women's Ind. Sabre||USA|
|Aug. 1||Round of 32||15-7|
|Aug. 1||Round of 16||15-9|
|Aug. 1||Bronze Medal match||10-15|
While Mariel Zagunis had the honor of carrying the American flag into the opening ceremonies, she was unable to complete the three-peat and capture a third straight gold medal for the individual sabre. Zagunis does have two gold medals to her name from the previous Olympics in Beijing and Athens.
Keywords: olympics, summer olympics, london, natalie anchonwa, shannon boxx, candace chapman, molly huddle, courtney hurley, kelley hurley, lee kiefer, gerek meinhardt, selim nurudeen, melissa tancredi, mariel zagunis, fencing, womens basketball, womens soccer, track and field, beijing, athens
Posted On: 2012-08-17 00:15:01 by IrishTrpt07
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