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July 31, 2012

LONDON–A total of 11 individuals with ties to the University of Virginia are set to compete in six different disciplines at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London from July 25 to August 12. Daily updates can be found here.

Tuesday, July 31

Matt McLean (’11) – United States – Swimming

McLean earned gold with the United States’ men’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay team. McLean swam the second leg for United States, which posted the fastest time of the prelims in 7:06.75. The finals’ relay team of Ryan Lochte, Conor Dwyer, Ricky Berens and Michael Phelps finished in a time of 6:59.70.

Paige Selenski (’13) and Michelle Vittese (’13) – United States – Field Hockey

Selenski and Vittese were both in action as the United States defeated Argentina, 1-0, in a rematch of the 2011 Pan American Games final, in which the Americans were victorious 4-2. Vittese set up the lone goal of the game with a pass from the top of the circle to Shannon Taylor who tipped the ball by the Argentine goalie.

Becky Sauerbrunn (’07) – United States – Women’s Soccer

Sauerbrunn came on in the 76th minute as a substitute for the Americans, who defeated North Korea, 1-0, at Old Trafford. Abby Wambach scored for the United States in the first women’s soccer game at Old Trafford in 23 years.

Yannick Kaeser (’16) – Switzerland – Swimming

Kaeser, an incoming freshman, represented Switzerland in the men’s 200-meter breaststroke Tuesday. The Swiss national record holder in the event finished 24th in a time of 2:13.49.

Will Coleman (’06) – United States – Equestrian

Coleman and his horse, Twizzel, moved up to 37th overall after the third and final portion of eventing, the jumping section. Coleman and Twizzel had only two points in penalties for a total score of 84.70 through the four-day competition.

Inge Janssen (’10) – Netherlands – Rowing

Janssen and teammate Elisabeth Hogerwerf finished fifth in the repechage of the women’s double sculls in a time of 7:19.80. They will compete in the B Final Friday at 5:30 a.m. ET.

Monday, July 30

Will Coleman (’06) – United States – Equestrian

Coleman and his horse, Twizzel, competed in the cross country portion of eventing, placing 46th individually with a score of 36.40 and has a score of 82.70 through the dressage and cross country events. After cross country, Coleman and the United States stand in fifth place in the team standings.

Inge Janssen (’10) – Netherlands – Rowing

Janssen competed for the Netherlands in the women’s double sculls with her partner, Elisabeth Hogerwerf, and finished fourth in her heat in a time of 7:00.10. Janssen and Hogerwerf will compete in the repechage on Tuesday.

Sunday, July 29

Somdev Devvarman (’08) – India – Tennis

Devvarman represented India in the Men’s Singles tennis tournament at Wimbledon, falling in the first round to Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-3, 6-1. Devvarman, who entered the tournament as a wild card selection by the International Tennis Federation, was playing first competitive match in nearly nine months as he is returning from a shoulder injury that has kept him off the ATP Tour since November. He became the first Cavalier to play in the Olympic tennis competition.

Saturday, July 28

Becky Sauerbrunn (07) – United States – Women’s Soccer

Sauebrunn was an unused substitute in the United States’ 3-0 win over Colombia at Hampden Park.

Will Coleman (’06) – United States – Equestrian

Coleman finished 26th individually in the dressage portion of eventing with his horse, Twizzel, and earned a score of 46.30. Coleman’s score helped the United States be in seventh place after dressage.

Wednesday, July 25

Becky Sauerbrunn (’07) – United States – Women’s Soccer was an unused substitute in the United States’ 4-2 win over France at Hampden Park.

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