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.