Earlier we profiled 16 Olympic athletes from in and around the New York City area. Here is an update on their progress thus far:
Lia Neal, Swimming (Brooklyn)—Neal was part of the women’s bronze-medaling 4×100-meter freestyle team that, on Saturday, finished with a time of 3:34.24.
Cullen Jones, Swimming (born in Bronx)—Sunday, Jones helped Team USA to the silver medal in the men’s 4×100-meter freestyle. Jones was unable to make it past the semifinals in the men’s 100-meter freestyle on Tuesday. Teammate Nathan Adrian took home the gold Wednesday. Jones rebounded to score the fastest time (21.54 seconds) in the 50-meter freestyle semifinals Thursday and will be in lane 5 in the finals on Friday for his final competition.
Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, Basketball (New York City)—Carmelo and Chandler have been part of an incredibly dominant Team USA that has wiped out their first three opponents by an average margin of 52.3 points per game. While Chandler is the starting center, Carmelo has come off the bench and even set the American scoring record with 37 points in their win on Thursday.
Sue Bird (Syosset, N.Y.) Tina Charles (Jamaica, N.Y.), Asjha Jones (Piscataway, N.J.), Basketball—Though the women haven’t been quite as dominating as the men have, they’ve had little trouble in routing Croatia 81–56, Angola 90–38, and Turkey 89–58. Bird was on the court more than anyone in two of their games, while Charles led the team in minutes played against Turkey. Jones didn’t get into the Croatia game but scored a total of 10 points in the other two games.
Marcus Browne, Boxing (Staten Island)—Browne, a light heavyweight, was eliminated Monday in the round of 32 against Australia’s Damien Hooper by a score of 13–11.
John Orozco, Gymnastics (former Bronx resident)—Orozco was part of the fifth-place men’s team competition in Monday’s finals. He finished in eighth place in the individual all-arounds on Wednesday.
Heather O’Reilly (New York City), Abby Wambach (Rochester, N.Y.), Soccer—O’Reilly and Wambach have led the women’s team to a 3-0 record. Wambach has scored goals in all three contests as the team has outscored their opponents 8–2.
Daryl Homer, Fencing (Bronx)—Homer won his round of 32 (15–11) and round of 16 (15–14) matches in the individual saber before falling in the quarterfinals 15–11. Friday he will compete in the team saber competition quarterfinals as the United States faces Russia.
Race Imboden, Fencing (Brooklyn)—Imboden also won his round of 32 match (15–9) in the individual foil before falling in the round of 16 (15–5) Tuesday. He will compete in the team foil competition quarterfinals Sunday against France.
Timothy Morehouse, Fencing (Bronx)—Morehouse, like Homer, won his round of 32 (15–6) and round of 16 (15–13) matches before losing in the quarterfinals (15–9) in the individual saber. He will team up with Homer as the United States battles Russia on Friday in the team saber quarterfinals.
Nzingha Prescod, Fencing (Brooklyn)—Prescod lost her round of 32 match (15–10) in the individual foil. In the team competition, she helped lead the USA women to the quarterfinals where they lost to South Korea.
Nicole Ross, Fencing (New York City)—Ross, like Prescod, lost her round of 32 match (15–8) before leading the women to the quarterfinals in the team foil competition where they were bounced by South Korea.
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