We are halfway through the first week of competition and it has been intense! I haven't watched this much soccer.. uh since the World Cup. It has also been nonstop swimming, gymnastics, and controversy. (Badminton players throwing matches! Women outswimming men - DRUGS! Phelps!) One thing remains - UCLA is at the Olympics, and the athletes are here to kick ass and take names. Let's see how our Olympians have done since our first check in.
- The USA women's soccer team beat North Korea 1-0 in their final match of group play powered by an Abby Wambach goal. Lauren Cheney received a yellow card in the 16th minute, and Sydney Leroux did not play Their next match is in the quarterfinals against current sophomore Rosie White and New Zealand on Friday, August 3rd, 6:30am UCLA time. Current junior Chelsea Stewart and Team Canada face host country Great Britain on Friday at 11:30am - prime time (in London.) Good luck ladies!
- The USA men's basketball team opened group play with a 98-71 win over France. Russell Westbrook had 9 points, 3 assists and 4 rebounds while Kevin Love had 14 points and three rebounds. In the second game, the USA men beat Tunisia 110-63. Kevin Love had 16 points and 6 assists, and Westbrook 11 and 3. The best part of the game was when the player from Tunisia asked Kobe Bryant for his autograph. If he was smart, he would have had all the players sign it. They play today today at 2:15pm against Nigeria. Good luck. (to Nigeria.)
Can't wait to see that first UCLA medal come in! (depending on if you count Jordyn Wieber's medal in the team women's gymnastics final, as she says she will be an undergraduate coach at UCLA.)