After a rough Day 3 of the 2012 London Olympics, hope springs again in Day 4. All times listed below are Eastern.
Texas A&M's Jennifer Nichols (USA) won her Round of 64 against Chekrovolu Swuro match 6-5. In the Round of 32, she fell to Mongolia's Bishindee Urantungalag 6-4.
Texas A&M's Antanas Kavaliauskas, Missouri's Linas Kleiza and Lithuania defeated Nigeria 72-53. The Aggie had six points and four rebounds in the win, while the Tiger had 13 points and six rebounds.
Kentucky's Anthony Davis and Team USA defeated Tunisia 110-63. Davis had 12 points, three rebounds, a block, and a steal.
Georgia's Brittany Rogers and Canada finished fifth overall in the women's team gymnastics competition.
Tennessee's Rhian Wilkinson and Canada tied Sweden 2-2, a remarkable result after falling behind 2-0 in the first 16 minutes. Florida's Abby Wambach scored Team USA's lone goal in its 1-0 win over North Korea.
New Zealand took down Cameroon 3-1; Tennessee's Hannah Wilkinson did not see action in the game.
Men's 100m Freestyle
Two Auburn Tigers participated in the qualifying heats at 5:00 am: Cesar Cielo (Brazil) was fifth in his heat at 48.67, and Gideon Louw (South Africa) was second in his heat at 48.29. Auburn's George Bovell (Trinidad & Tobago) was slated to swim, but he and his coaches chose to skip it to focus on the 50m freestyle. Two Gators also competed this morning. Brett Fraser (Cayman Islands) was third in his heat at 48.54, while Shaune Fraser (Cayman Islands) was sixth in his heat at 48.99. All four swimmers moved on to the semis.
Cielo finished second in his semifinal heat at 48.17. Louw finished fourth in his heat at 48.44, Brett Fraser was seventh in his heat at 48.92, and Shaune Fraser was eighth in his heat at 49.07. Only Cielo moved on to the finals.
The medal round is Wednesday at 3:20pm.
Women's 200m butterfly
Florida's Jemma Lowe (Great Britain) placed second in her heat at 2:07.64, good enough to make the semis. Texas A&M's Cammile Adams (USA) also made the semis after finishing third in her heat at 2:08.18. Texas A&M's Rita Medrano Munoz (Mexico) did not make the semifinals after finishing eighth in her heat at 2:11.42.
Adams finished third in her semifinal heat at 2:07.33. Lowe finished fifth in her heat at 2:07.39. Both made the final round.
The medal round is Wednesday at 3:12 pm.
Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay
Florida's Conor Dwyer swam the anchor of Team USA's heat-winning time of 7:06.75. Florida's Sebastian Rousseau swam the third leg of South Africa's relay, which placed third in its heat at 7:11.51. Both teams made the final round.
Team USA won gold by a healthy margin with a time of 6:59.70, with Lochte swimming the first leg and Dwyer doing the second. South Africa finished seventh with a time of 7:09.65, with Rousseau performing the second leg.
Women's 200m Freestyle
Georgia's Allison Schmitt (USA) smoked the field and won the gold with a time of 1:53.61, a new Olympic record.
Women's 200m Individual Medley
Auburn's Kirsty Coventry (Zimbabwe) finished sixth in these finals at 2:11.13.
Florida's Lisa Raymond and partner Liezel Huber defeated Agnieszka Radwanska and Urszula Radwanska of Poland 6-4, 7-6 in women's doubles second round play.
Ole Miss's Mahesh Bhupati and partner Rohan Bopanna (India) fell to Julien Benneteau and Richard Gaquet of France 6-3, 6-4 in men's doubles play.