Saturday, Aug. 7

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Former UVA All-American Dawn Staley led the U.S. team to the gold medal. The team’s head coach, Staley’s squad defeated Japan 90-75 in the gold medal game. It was the seventh consecutive Olympic Games the U.S. has won the gold.

After winning three gold medals as a point guard, two as an assistant coach and now one as head coach, she announced after the game she was retiring from the national team.

 

 

Thursday, Aug. 5

MEN’S BASKETBALL
Mike Tobey scored a team-high 23 points along with eight rebounds, but Slovenia lost 90-89 to France in Tokyo 2020 Men’s Basketball action Thursday (Aug. 5). 

Slovenia will meet Australia for the bronze medal on Saturday at 7:00 a.m. ET. France will battle the United States on Friday at 10:30 p.m. ET.

WOMEN’S SOCCER
The United States brought home a medal for the sixth time as the USWNT claimed bronze on Thursday with a victory over Australia in the third-place match. Team captain Becky Sauerbrunn earned her second Olympic medal with the squad, while defender Emily Sonnett earned her first Olympic medal.

UWNT captain Becky Sauerbrunn

Tuesday, Aug. 3

MEN’S BASKETBALL
Mike Tobey tallied 13 points and 11 rebounds as Slovenia stormed past Germany 94-70 in Tokyo 2020 Men’s Basketball quarterfinal action late Monday night. Slovenia will meet France in the semifinals on Thursday (Aug. 5) at 7 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.

Francisco Caffaro and Argentina were eliminated after a 97-59 loss to Australia.

ATHLETICS
Former UVA standout Filip Mihaljevic, competing for Croatia, placed ninth in Group B of the shot put qualifying with a best effort of 20.67m. He was 15th overall in the competition that saw 12 competitors advance to the finals. He missed the finals by 23 centimeters. Mihaljevic set the Croatian record of 21.94 meters earlier this year in Karlovac, which was the sixth best result in the world at the time.

 

Mike Tobey had 13 points and 11 rebounds to help Slovenia to a 94-70 win over Germany. (Photo: Getty Images)

Monday, Aug. 2

WOMEN’S SOCCER
A penalty kick proved to be deciding factor in the semifinals as the United States fell to Canada by a score of 1-0. It penalty shot awarded by VAR was the first shot on goal for the Canadians who advanced to the finals. The United States will play Australian for the bronze medal at 4 a.m. Thursday on USA Network. Cavalier fans can look for team captain Becky Sauerbrunn and fellow defender Emily Sonnett.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Aisha Mohammed and Team Nigeria’s Olympic run came to an end with a 102-83 loss to host Japan. Mohammed appeared in all three games for Nigeria, scoring two points with two rebounds in the pool play finale. Mohammed, who also represented Nigeria in the nation’s only other Olympic appearance in Athens in 2004, has stated that she is retiring from playing basketball. The 2009 UVA grad is a four-time Afrobasket gold medalist, including the 2019 run to the title that earned the team its Olympic berth. Mohammed, whose married name is Balarabe (though she was listed by her maiden name on the Olympic roster) had an extensive international playing career after college with stops that included Spain, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Kosovo and her native Nigeria.

Team USA, coached by Dawn Staley, closed out pool play with a 93-82 win over France, extending its Olympic win streak to 52 games. The Americans move on to the quarterfinals.

Aisha Mohammed Balarabe - courtesy of Getty Images

Sunday, Aug. 1

MEN’S BASKETBALL
Mike Tobey registered 16 points and 14 rebounds to help Slovenia to a 95-87 win over Spain in Tokyo 2020 Men’s Basketball action Sunday (Aug. 1). Slovenia (3-0) advanced to quarterfinal action vs. Germany on Monday night  at 9 p.m. ET.

Francisco Caffaro and Argentina also advanced to quarterfinal action after its 97-77 win over Japan. Argentina plays Australia on Tuesday at 8 a.m. ET.

Friday, July 30

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Dawn Staley’s Team USA cruised to an 86-69 victory over host-team Japan to improve to 2-0 in Pool B play, nearly assuring the team of a spot in the quarterfinals.

“Japan is a tough team to play against,” Staley said. “After the first quarter, I thought we did a great job disrupting them and not allowing them to take and make as many 3-point shots uncontested. We just forced them to put the ball on the floor and then our bigs got involved. I was happy that we locked down and got that done. I’m happy for our team because we are slowly coming together and playing the style of play we need to play to not only get better but just compete and to get out of pool play because we’ve got a tough pool.”

USA will play France, which took on Nigeria on Friday, to wrap up Group B play Monday at 12:40 a.m. EDT (USA Network).

In other Pool B action, Aisha Mohammed scored three points in Nigeria’s 87-62 loss to France. D’Tigress (0-2) will close out pool play on Sunday night, taking on Japan.

WOMEN’S SOCCER
The United States advanced in the knockout stages on Friday, advancing past Netherlands in a penalty kick shootout after the teams played to a 2-2 draw. Former UVA soccer standouts Becky Sauerbrunn – who serves as the US team captain – and fellow defender Emily Sonnett helped the US advance and will now face Canada in the semifinals at 4 a.m. ET on Monday, Aug. 2, with a spot in the finals on the line.

US captain Becky Sauerbrunn

Thursday, July 29

ROWING
Former Virginia standouts Christine Roper (2011) and Susanne Grainger (2013) helped Canada to a gold medal in the women’s eight Thursday (July 29) at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Canada held off a late charge by New Zealand to claim gold with a winning time of 5:59.13. New Zealand won silver at 6:00.04 and China gained bronze at 6:01.21.

The United States and former UVA star Kristine O’Brien (2013) finished fourth at 6:02.78. Australia (6:03.92) finished fifth and Romania (6:04.06) was sixth.

Grainger and Roper, competing in their second Olympic Games, became the second and third UVA rowers, respectively, to earn gold medals. Former UVA All-American Lindsay Shoop won gold with the U.S women’s eight in 2008.

Roper and Grainger earned CRCA second-team All-America honors at UVA in 2011 and 2013, respectively.

Former Cavalier Hannah Osborne and teammate Brooke Donoghue of New Zealand won a silver medal in the women’s double sculls earlier this week.

 

Wednesday, July 28

SWIMMING
Virginia’s Paige Madden helped the United States 4×200 Freestyle Relay team win the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Madden becomes the fourth UVA swimmer to earn a podium appearance during the Olympic Games. Madden, Allison Schmitt, Katie McLaughlin and Katie Ledecky combined to swim a time of 7:40.73 that broke the existing world record. China set the new record with a winning time of 7:40.33. Full Recap

Paige Madden

Tuesday, July 27

SWIMMING
Virginia teammates Alex Walsh and Kate Douglass captured silver and bronze medals in the 200-meter individual medley on the fifth day of the swimming competition at the Tokyo Olympics. Walsh touched the wall second with a time of 2:08.65 while Douglass used a strong final 50 meters in the freestyle leg to take third place at 2:09.04. Both times were personal best times for the Cavaliers.  Full recap

WOMEN’S SOCCER
The United States advanced to the knockout stages at the Olympics for the seventh consecutive time as a defense that features UVA alums Emily Sonnett and Becky Sauerbrunn – who is also the US team captain – posted a clean sheet in a draw with Australia to take second in the group G standings. The US will now face the Netherlands in the quarterfinals on Friday.

ROWING
Former Virginia rower Hannah Osborne earned a silver medal in the women’s double sculls Tuesday (July 27) at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Osborne and teammate Brooke Donoghue of New Zealand finished second in a time of 6:44.83 behind gold-winning Romania at 6:41.03. Osborne rowed at UVA in 2014 before returning to New Zealand to pursue her national team career.

Virginia women’s rowing has now produced six Olympic medals. Lindsey Shoop (USA) won gold in the women’s eight in 2008, Marlies Smulders (Netherlands) earned a silver in 2008 and a bronze in 2004 in the women’s eight, Melanie Kok (Canada) earned bronze in 2008 in the lightweight double sculls and Inge Janssen (Netherlands) earned silver in the women’s quad in 2016.

In other finals action, Janssen (Netherlands) finished sixth in the women’s quad, while former softball and volleyball player Meghan O’Leary (USA) finished 10th in the women’s quad.

Alex Walsh (left) and Kate Douglass won silver and bronze in the 200IM. Photo courtesy of Getty Images

Becky Sauerbrunn leads the US Team onto the pitch. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

There were Hoos on both benches in the pool-play opener for Group B. Dawn Staley led Team USA to an 81-72 victory over Nigeria. The win was the USA women’s 50th in a row in Olympic play, a streak dating back to 1992.

Aisha Mohammed subbed in for Nigeria, grabbing an offensive rebound in her two+ minutes on the court. Mohammed is the longest-tenured veteran of her squad, and the only player to compete in both of Nigeria’s Olympic appearances, having also played in 2004 in Greece.

Nigeria will face France (0-1) on Friday, July 30 at 4:40 a.m. ET in its second game in pool play. Team USA will take on Japan (1-1) on Friday, July 30 at 12:40 a.m. ET

Aisha Mohammed - Photo courtesy of Getty Images

Monday, July 26

SWIMMING
Kate Douglass and Alex Walsh advanced to the finals in the 200 individual medley. Walsh had the top time from the semifinal races (2:09.21) while Walsh’s win in her semifinal race figured as the third best time (2:09.57) overall in the semis. They’ll swim in the finals Tuesday evening.

MEN’S BASKETBALL
Mike Tobey scored 11 points and 14 rebounds as Slovenia opened the Tokyo Olympics with a 118-100 win over Argentina early Monday. Slovenia returns to action vs. Japan on Thursday morning (12:40 ET).

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Both Team USA, coached by Dawn Staley, and Nigeria, featuring UVA alumna Aisha Mohammed Balarabe, begin Group B pool play against one another in a game that begins at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Kate Douglass - Photo courtesy of Getty Images

Sunday, July 25

SWIMMING
Paige Madden finished seventh in the 400 freestyle finals. She swam a time of 4:06.81. Madden clocked a time of 4:03.98 during the qualifying heats which was the seventh best time among the eight finalists. In the pool on Monday morning (ET) will be Alex Walsh and Kate Douglass competing in the 200IM heats. 

ROWING
Hannah Osborne and Brooke Donoghue of New Zealand advanced to the final in the women’s double on Sunday (July 25). Osborne and Donoghue finished second (7:04.31-7:09.05) behind Romania in its semifinal heat. The women’s double is set for Tuesday night (ET).

The U.S. women’s quadruple sculls crew, including Meghan O’Leary, finished sixth in their repechage and will race in the B final for places 7-10 on Tuesday night (ET).

Photo courtesy of Getty Images

Saturday, July 24
SWIMMING
Virginia incoming freshman Emma Weyant (Sarasota, Fla.) won the silver medal in the 400 individual medal on Sunday morning at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Weyant swam a person best time of 4:32.76. Her silver medal performance was the highest individual finish by a Cavalier swimmer in Olympic history.

Emma Weyant - Photo courtesy of Getty Images

Saturday, July 24
ROWING
Kristine O’Brien stroked the U.S. Women’s Eight held off a late charge by Romania to win their heat and advance directly to the finals on Thursday night ET (July 29). The Americans topped the Romanians 6:08.69-6:09.95.

Team Canada’s women’s eight, which features Christine Roper and Susanne Grainger, placed second in its heat and will row in the the repechages on Tuesday night ET (July 27).

Kristine O'Brien stroked the U.S. to heat win in the women's eight. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images

Saturday, July 24
SWIMMING
UVA’S Emma Weyant turned in the top time in three heats of the 400IM with a personal best time of 4:33.55. She will swim in the event finals Saturday night (ET).

Emma Weyant - Photo courtesy of Getty Images

Saturday, July 24
WOMEN’S SOCCER
The United States rebounded after dropping its opening game and posted a 6-1 victory over New Zealand and put the squad right back into position to move out of the group stages of competition and into the knockout rounds. The US Women’s National Team will return to action on Tuesday, July 27, at 3 a.m. ET against Austrailia.

Friday, July 23
ROWING
Inge Janssen and the Netherlands women’s quad will row for gold on Monday night ET (July 27) after finishing second in its preliminary heat on Thursday. Germany topped the Netherlands (6:18.22-6:19.36) to win the event. The USA boat, which included Meghan O’Leary, finished fifth and will row in the repechages on Saturday night ET (July 24).

Hannah Osborne and her partner Brooke Donoghue of New Zealand won their heat in the women’s double to advance to the semifinals on Saturday night ET (July 24). Osborne and Donoghue outdistanced the United States 6:53.62-6:55.65 to win the heat and gain the position in the semifinals.

Inge Janssen (second from left) and the Netherlands will row for gold on Tuesday (July 27). Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Virginia Olympians

Joe Bell
New Zealand
Soccer
Francisco Caffaro
Argentina
Basketball
Kate Douglass
USA
Swimming
Susanne Grainger
Canada
Rowing
Inge Janssen
Netherlands
Rowing
Paige Madden
USA
Swimming
Filip Mihaljevic
Track & Field
Croatia
Aisha Mohammed
Nigeria
Basketball
Kristine O’Brien
USA
Rowing
Meghan O’Leary
USA
Rowing
Hannah Osborne
New Zealand
Rowing
Christine Roper
Canada
Rowing
Becky Sauerbrunn
USA
Soccer
Emily Sonnett
USA
Soccer
Mike Tobey
Slovenia
Basketball
Alex Walsh
USA
Swimming
Emma Weyant
USA
Swimming
Dawn Staley (coach)
USA
Basketball
Todd DeSorbo (asst. coach)
USA
Swimming
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