Medal Count: Who’s Winning What

The Olympics are already halfway over and our Ivy brethren have fared admirably against all the non-Ivy athletes in the world. As we wait to find out whether Michael Phelps will be tapped for vice president, here’s a running count of how our brave lettermen and women are doing:

Fencing: Sada Jacobson, Yale ’06 and a member of the US women’s team, took home the Silver for individual sabre and Bronze for team sabre.

Tennis: Tennis phemon and Harvard drop-out James Blake, a member of the US men’s team, almost advanced to the finals after a stunning victory over winning-machine Roger Federer. Unfortunately, Blake lost to Fernando Gonzales of Chile in a close match.

Track and Field: Ivygate’s own angelic Anna Willard, a member of the US women’s team, qualified for the semi-finals in the women’s 3000m steeplechase, coming in 6th in the third and final heat of round 1.

Women’s Gymnastics: The US women’s team was within striking distance of the Gold when a high risk maneuver by Brown rising junior, the violent and beautiful Alicia Sacramone, backfired and left them trailing the Chinese girl’s women’s team. The US brought home the Silver.

Rowing: Nikola Stojic, Brown ’93 and a member of the Serbian team, earned the fastest time in the men’s pair “B” final.

Ivygate’s own Susan Francia, Penn ’04, helped the women’s eight to a victory in last Monday’s heat.

Harvard’s supertwins, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, class of ’04, raced to a first place finish in the repechages after a disappointing fifth in their first compeitition.

Canadian men’s eight, anchored by Malcolm Howard, Harvard ’05, and Dominic Seiterle, Dartmouth ’98, drew the top slot in Heat 1.

Medal-counting continues after the jump.

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Brown Olympic Gymnast Totally Decks This Guy

Who among us hasn’t fantasized about being punched in the face by a beautiful woman? Who among us hasn’t fantasized about going to Brown? You can indulge both fantasies with this Youtube video, where attractive Olympic gymnast and Brown rising junior Alicia Sacramone wheels back and slugs some willing admirer.

When asked to confirm whether her badass video is real, Sacramone said:

He dared me to do it and I did it.

Sacramone, incidentally, took third place for vault in today’s woman’s gymnastics qualifying round, securing a place in the vault finals. Help cheer her onto Olympic stardom, and when you’re not doing that check her out below

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