Besides Elsie Windes and Heather Petri, who took down Italy, 9-6, no other Calympians were in action on Sunday. The dearth of Cal athletes in action provides a rare opportunity for fans to sit down and contextualize Cal’s accomplishments from the first week.
For the first time in six days, no Cal athletes will be competing for a medal. In four of the previous five days, at least one Calympian has nabbed a medal. Bears have won 13 medals so far, 11 of which have come in swimming, eight of which have come on the Teri McKeever-coached women’s side. Cal has Olympians from 17 countries, but all their medals have come from Americans. The Bears have never won more medals than the 17 they won four years ago in Beijing, a total well within reach with six legitimate medal contenders left to compete.
Neither Petri nor Windes scored in their win over Italy. The two will take on Australia in Tuesday’s semifinal.
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