Olympics wrapup: Day seven

Women’s Soccer There was no medal on the line, but the big story for Cal Olympians was the USA-New Zealand match featuring former Bear Alex Morgan and current Cal senior Betsy Hassett. Morgan, a rising star in the world of women’s soccer, recorded an assist on the game’s first goal
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Olympics wrapup: Day six

Erin Cafaro and the U.S. women’s eight team captured gold for the sixth straight year. The United States held off Canada by two thirds of a length at the finish. Julie Nichols and partner Kristin Hedstrom came in fourth in the semifinals of the women’s lightweight double sculls with a time of 7:12.61.
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Olympics wrapup: Day two

Dana Vollmer didn’t just win Cal’s first gold medal of the Olympics, she did so in a special kind of fashion. Vollmer’s outer cap fell off in the first half of the 100 fly, and her time at the halfway point of the race was only the third-fastest. But a less-streamlined Vollmer swam the race of her life, setting a world record en route to her gold medal finish, becoming the first female swimmer to crack the 56-second barrier in the event.
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Cal athletes around the world

Cal’s 38 Olympic athletes represent 17 countries on six continents. 19 of them come from North America, and 17 hail from the U.S. This list isn’t just a showcase of Cal’s talent, but a testament to Cal’s ability to attract athletes from all around the world.
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