Medal Update

With three days remaining and several athletes still in contention for Olympic glory in the form of medals, the Ivy League’s 49 athletes at the 2012 London Games have combined for 15 medals thus far, including five Gold, four Silver and six Bronze medals.

Twelve of the 15 medals came in the rowing action at the Eton Dorney Rowing Centre, including the five Gold and four Silver medals. Off the water, Princeton’s Maya Lawrence ’02 and Susannah Scanlan ’14 helped Team USA to a bronze medal in the women’s epee team competition – an historic triumph as it marked the first women’s epee medal in U.S. history (the event was added to the Olympic program in 1996).

The Ivy League rowing total of 12 medals was boosted by the women’s eight final in which the U.S. boat and its five Ivy league graduates captured Gold. Led by a trio of Ivy League grads, the Canadian women’s eight boat placed second to claim the silver. With a Gold as part of the American W8+ boat, Caryn Davies (Harvard ’05) made history with her third consecutive Summer Olympic medal. Prior to Davies, the last Ivy alum to medal in three consecutive Summer Olympics was Frederick Morgan Taylor (Dartmouth ’25), who won medlas at the 1924, 1928 and 1932 Games in the 400-meter hurdles.

The fifteen medals surpasses the total that Ivy Leaguers earned at the 2008 Beijing Games (14). The last time Ivy Leaguers combined for back-to-back Summer Olympics with at least 14 medals was in 1984 and 1988, when the League earned 16 medals in Los Angeles and Seoul, respectively.

Here is a look at the League’s 15 medal winners so far at the XXX Olympiad:

Harvard
Caryn Davies ’05, USA (rowing, women’s eight)
Heat 1: 1st (of 5) in 6:14.68
A Final: 1st (of 6) in 6:10.59 – Gold Medal

Malcolm Howard ’05, Canada (rowing, men’s eight)
– Heat 2: 4th (of 4) 5:37.91
– Repechage: 2nd (of 6) in 5:27.41
– A Final: 2nd (of 6) in 5:49.98 – Silver Medal

Esther Lofgren ’09, USA (rowing, women’s eight)
– Heat 1: 1st (of 5) in 6:14.68
– A Final: 1st (of 6) in 6:10.59 – Gold Medal

Henrik Rummel ’09, USA (rowing, men’s four)
– Heat 1: 1st (of 4) in 5:54.88
– Semifinal A/B2: 1st (of 6) in 6:01.72
– A Final: 3rd (of 6) in 6:07.20 – Bronze Medal

Penn
Susan Francia ’04, USA (rowing, women’s eight)
– Heat 1: 1st (of 5) in 6:14.68
– A Final: 1st (of 6) in 6:10.59 – Gold Medal

Princeton
Maya Lawrence ’02, USA (fencing, women’s epee)
– Indiv. Epee Rd. of 32: Lawrence def. Mara Navarria (Italy), 15-12
– Indiv. Epee Rd. of 16: Rossella Fiamingo (Italy) def. Lawrence, 15-7
– Team Epee quarterfinals: USA def. Italy, 45 – 35 (Lawrence W: 6-4, W: 4-0, L: 7-5)
– Team Epee semifinals: Korea def. USA, 45 – 36 (Lawrence W: 3-1, L: 4-1, L: 9-6)
– Team Epee cons. finals: USA def. Russia, 31-30 (Lawrence W: 3-1, L: 4-1, L: 9-6) – Bronze Medal

Caroline Lind ’06, USA (rowing, women’s eight)
– Heat 1: 1st (of 5) in 6:14.68
– A Final: 1st (of 6) in 6:10.59 – Gold Medal

Diana Matheson Princeton ’08, Canada (women’s soccer)
– Group F Play: Japan def. Canada, 2-1 (Matheson 90 mins. played)
– Group F Play: Canada def. South Africa, 3-0 (Matheson 90 mins. played, 2 SOG)
– Group F Play: Canada tied Sweded, 2-2 (Matheson 90 mins. played, 2 Shots, 1 SOG)
– Quarterfinals: Canada def. Great Britain, 2-0 (Matheson 90 mins. played, 1 shot)
– Semifinals: USA def. Canada, 4-3 (extra time) (Matheson 120 mins. played)
– Bronze Medal Game: Canada def. France, 1-0 (Matheson 90 mins. played, gamewinning goal) – Bronze Medal

Andreanne Morin ’06, Canada (rowing, women’s eight)
– Heat 2: 1st (of 3) in 6:13.91
– A Final: 2nd (of 6) in 6:12.06 – Silver Medal

Glenn Ochal ’08, USA (rowing, men’s four)
– Heat 1: 1st (of 4) in 5:54.88
– Semifinal A/B2: 1st (of 6) in 6:01.72
– A Final: 3rd (of 6) in 6:07.20 – Bronze Medal

Susannah Scanlan ’14, USA (fencing, women’s epee)
– Indiv. Epee Rd. of 64: Olena Kryvystka (Ukraine) def. Scanlan, 15-13
– Team Epee quarterfinals: USA def. Italy, 45 – 35 (Scanlan W: 6-4, W: 4-0, L: 7-5)
– Team Epee semifinals: Korea def. USA, 45 – 36 (Scanlan L: 7-5, L: 4-3, L: 5-3)
– Team Epee cons. finals: USA def. Russia, 31-30 (Scanlan did not fence) – Bronze Medal

Lauren Wilkinson ’11, Canada (rowing, women’s eight)
– Heat 2: 1st (of 3) in 6:13.91
– A Final: 2nd (of 6) in 6:12.06 – Silver Medal

Yale
Ashley Brzozowicz ’04, Canada (rowing, women’s eight)
– Heat 2: 1st (of 3) in 6:13.91
– A Final: 2nd (of 6) in 6:12.06 – Silver Medal

Charlie Cole ’07, USA (rowing, men’s four)
– Heat 1: 1st (of 4) in 5:54.88
– Semifinal A/B2: 1st (of 6) in 6:01.72
– A Final: 3rd (of 6) in 6:07.20 – Bronze Medal

Taylor Ritzel ’10, USA (rowing, women’s eight)
– Heat 1: 1st (of 5) in 6:14.68
– A Final: 1st (of 6) in 6:10.59 – Gold Medal

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