Athletes From San Diego’s (Chula Vista) USA Olympic Training Center raced for chances at medals Saturday. Swimming is one of the more popular events at the Olympics and has come to and end. Now track and field receives its spot light. One out of every nine USA track and field athletes train or live at the Olympic Training Center at Chula Vista. Today was the most successful day of the London 2012 Summer Olympics for San Diego Athletes. Our San Diego Athletes added three more medals to team USA’s medal count. This is a spoiler alert so if you would not like to see the results please go back to the home page and pick another article.
Men’s Four Crew
USA Men’s Four Crew team was led by Scott Gault, Charlie Cole, Henrik Rummel and Glenn Ochal. All members of the USA Men’s Four Crew team train at the USA Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.
Women’s Single Sculls
Gevvie Stone unfortunately did not make the final cut for the Women’s Single Sculls. Stone was able to finish first in her B heat with a faster time then the boat who won gold. STONE’s time was (7:45.24) and the gold medalist M Knapkova (Czech Republic) was (7:54.37).
Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls
Kristin Hedstrom and Julie Nichols placed sixth in the women’s lightweight double sculls finals.
Track & Field (Poll Vault)
Becky Holliday qualified for the finals in Track and Field with her finish in the preliminary event.
Track & Field (Long Jump)
Will Claye came in third in Saturdays long jump final and earned San Diego another Olympic medal.
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Cycling (Women’s Team Pursuit)
Cyclist Sarah Hammer helped propel the US Women’s Cycling team to a silver medal in the women’s cycling team pursuit finals.
Sailing (Women’s Match Racing)
The US Women’s Match Racing team defeated Sweden and Great Britain. Next up for the American team, Finland. The team members are Molly O’Bryan Vandemoer, Anna Tunnicliffe and Debbie Capozzi.