SEC Olympics Update, Day 9

Tennessee' Justin Gatlin (USA) won bronze in the men's 100m.

Conference athletes brought home seven medals in yesterday's action in the 2012 London Olympics. Let's see how they do today. All times below are Eastern.


South Carolina's Ilona Burgrova and the Czech Republic defeated Angola 82-47. Burgrova had four points, a rebound, and two blocks.

Team USA dominated China 114-66. For the US, Tennessee's Candace Parker had 10 points, six rebounds, and four assists. LSU's Seimone Augustus had eight points, three rebounds, and two assists. LSU's Sylvia Fowles returned to action after missing time with a sore foot, and she had six points and three rebounds. Tennessee's Tameka Catchings had two points, three rebounds, and seven assists.

South Carolina's Ila Sliskovic and Croatia fell to Turkey 70-65. Sliskovic had six points and an assist.

Florida's Azania Stewart and Great Britain lost to Brazil 78-66. Stewart had six points, three rebounds, and five blocks.


Texas A&M's Jaele Patrick (Australia) finished 11th with a score of 309.40.


Georgia's Brittany Rogers (Canada) finished seventh with a score of 14.483.


Women's Doubles

Florida's Lisa Raymond and partner Liezel Huber (USA) fell to Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova of Russia in the bronze medal match 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Mixed Doubles

Raymond and partner Mike Bryan defeated Sabine Lisicki and Christopher Kas of Germany and won bronze 6-3, 4-6, 10-4.


Women's 400m Hurdles

South Carolina's Lashinda Demus (USA) finished first in her heat at 54.60, and LSU's Nickiesha Wilson (Jamaica), finished second in her heat at 55.53. Both moved on to the semifinals. Texas A&M's Janeil Bellille (Trinidad & Tobago) finished seventh in her heat at 57.27 and did not move on.

The semifinals are at 3:15 pm on Monday, and the finals are at 3:45 pm on Wednesday.

Men's 100m

Tennessee's Justin Gatlin (USA) won his semifinal heat at 9.82, and Arkansas's Tyson Gay (USA) was second in his heat at 9.90. Both moved on due to placement in their heats. LSU's Richard Thompson (Trinidad & Tobago) was third in his heat at 10.02, but he also moved on thanks to his fast time. Texas A&M's Gerald Phiri (Zambia) was fifth in his heat at 10.11, and Kentucky's Rondel Sorrillo (Trinidad & Tobago) was seventh in his heat at 10.31. They did not advance.

Gatlin won bronze with a time of 9.79. Gay was just behind him in fourth at 9.80, while Thompson finished seventh at 9.98.

Men's 400m

Alabama's Kirani James (Grenada) was first in his semifinal heat at 44.59, and Texas A&M's Demetrius Pinder (Bahamas) was second in his heat at 44.94. Both advanced to the final. Texas A&M's Tabarie Henry (US Virgin Islands) finished sixth in his heat at 45.19, and Florida's Tony McQuay (USA) was fourth in his heat at 45.31. They did not advance.

The final is Monday at 4:30 pm.

Women's 400m

Tennessee's Dee Dee Trotter (USA) won bronze with a time of 49.72. Florida's Novlene Williams-Mills (Jamaica) finished fifth at 50.11.

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