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SEC Olympics Update, Day 3

Georgia's John Isner (USA) advanced in straight sets in tennis singles action.
Georgia's John Isner (USA) advanced in straight sets in tennis singles action.

It's Day 3 of the 2012 London Olympics, so here's what's going on with SEC athletes today. All times listed below are Eastern.


Texas A&M's Miranda Leek (USA) defeated the Ukraine's Kateryna Palekha 6-2 in the women's individual Round of 64. Unfortunately, she fell to Italy's Pia Lionetti 6-4 in the Round of 32.


Women's basketball continued today with three games of note. South Carolina's Ila Sliskovic and Croatia lost to China 83-58. Sliskovic had two points and two rebounds. South Carolina's Ilona Burgrova and the Czech Republic were edged by Turkey 61-57. Burgrova had two points, four rebounds, and an assist. Florida's Azania Stewart and Great Britain lost late to Canada 73-65. Stewart had four points and four rebounds in the effort.

In the late game, Team USA took out Angola 90-38. Tennessee's Candace Parker again led the team in scoring with 14 points, and she had 12 rebounds and four blocks to go with them. The next highest scorer was LSU's Seimone Augustus with 13, and Tennessee's Tameka Catchings had seven points and seven rebounds. LSU's Sylvia Fowles had the night off with a sore foot.


Women's 200m Freestyle

Georgia's Allison Schmitt (USA) won her heat at 1:57.33, and Florida's Melania Costa-Schmid (Spain) was right behind her in second at 1:57.79. They both advanced to the semifinal round. Texas A&M's Lili Ibanez (Mexico) finished fifth in her heat at 2:01.36, but she did not move on.

Schmitt was second in her heat with a time of 1:56.15, good enough to make the finals. Costa-Schmid was fifth in her heat with a time of 1:56.15, putting her just outside the finals.

The medal round is Tuesday at 2:41 pm.

Men's 200m Freestyle

Florida's Ryan Lochte (USA) placed fourth in the finals with a time of 1:45.04.

Women's 100m Backstroke

Florida's Gemma Spofforth (Great Britain) finished fifth in the final with a time of 59.20.

Women's 100m Breaststroke

A pair of Aggies, Breeja Larson and Alia Atkinson, competed in this medal round. A technical problem caused the starting horn to go off early, and that induced Larson to jump in. She was not disqualified, however, because of the bug in the system. Atkinson finished fourth at 1:06.93, while Larson finished sixth at 1:06.96.

Men's 200m Butterfly

Florida's Marcin Cieslak (Poland) finished sixth in his heat with a time of 1:57.07, but he missed out on the semifinals by 0:00.10. Florida's Omar Pinzon (Columbia) finished second in his heat at 2:02.32, but he did not advance. Georgia's Yousef Alaskari (Kuwait) was fifth in his heat at 2:05.41, not good enough to make the finals.

Women's 200m Individual Medley

Auburn's Kirsty Coventry (Zimbabwe) finished second in her heat and second overall with a time of 2:10.51, putting her into the semifinals. Texas A&M's Kim Pavlin (Croatia) finished eighth in her heat at 2:17.17, falling short of the semis.

Coventry placed third in her semifinal heat at 2:10.93, good enough to put her in the finals.

The medal round is on Tuesday at 3:43 pm.


Ole Miss's Mahesh Bhupathi and partner Rohan Bopanna (India) narrowly defeated Alexander Bury and Max Mirnyi of Belarus 7-6, 6-7, 8-6 in a make up for yesterday's rained out match.

Georgia's John Isner defeated Tunisia's Malek Jaziri 7-6, 6-2 in the second round of men's singles actions.


Georgia's Elizabeth Reid and Great Britain defeated Algeria 3-2. Reid did not see action in the match.