Current, Former and Future Tigers Take to Beijing for Summer Olympic Games
Princeton will be well represented at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, which officially begin Friday, Aug. 8 with the opening ceremonies. Soccer, however, will begin competition Wednesday, Aug. 6.
Here are Princeton's Olympians:
Diana Matheson ’08 helped her native Canada qualify for its first Olympic berth in women’s soccer. The all-time assist leader in Princeton women’s soccer history, Matheson will lead the Canadians into their Olympic opener against Argentina on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 5 a.m. ET. Canada will then meet China at 7:45 a.m. ET on Saturday, Aug. 9, and wrap up its Group E play against Sweden at 7:45 on Tuesday, Aug. 12.
First match update: Canada defeated Argentina 2-1 in its first group game. The Canadians scored in the 27th and 72nd minutes to take a 2-0 lead, and Matheson played the first 80 minutes before being subbed out. Argentina scored in the 85th minute, but Canada held on.
Second match update: Canada tied China 1-1 with each team scoring a first-half goal. Matheson played the first 74 minutes before being subbed out.
Third match update: Canada fell to Sweden, 2-1. The Swedes scored in the 19th and 51st minutes before Canada halved the lead in the 63rd, but the Canadians couldn't find the equalizer. Matheson started and played the entire game. Canada will face the United States in the first stage of the elimination round Friday at 6 a.m. ET.
Quarterfinal update: Canada fell to the United States, 2-1. Both team scored in the first half, the U.S. first, and stayed tied into overtime until the Americans went ahead to end Canada's Olympic run.
Konrad Wysocki ’04 is representing Germany, where he plays professional basketball, in its first Olympic basketball tournament since 1992. The Germans are in Group B and will start with Angola at 11:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, Aug. 9. Greece will be next at 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, followed by Spain at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13 and China on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 8 a.m. Germany will close group play against Team USA at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18.
First game update: Germany trounced Angola 95-66 in its Olympic opener. Wysocki started, alongside NBA players Dirk Nowitski and Chris Kaman, and played 20 minutes with four rebounds, three assists and a steal.
Second game update: Germany fell to Greece, 87-64. Wysocki started and played 17 minutes, shooting 2 of 4 from the field, hitting two of his three shots from three-point range and making 1 of 2 free throws for a total of seven points. He also had two rebounds and an assist.
Third game update: Germany lost to Spain, 72-59. Wysocki started and played 14 1/2 minutes, hitting 1 of 2 from the field for two points, adding three rebounds.
Fourth game update: China edged Germany, 59-55. Wysocki started and played 4 1/2 minutes, pulling down two rebounds while going 0 for 1 from the field on a three-point attempt.
Fifth game update: Germany ended its Olympic tournament with a 106-57 loss to the United States. Wysocki played 14 minutes and scored five points, going 2 for 5 from the field with a three-pointer. He also had five rebounds and a steal.
Two Tigers, senior Doug Lennox and incoming freshman Bryan Tay, will be competing for Puerto Rico and Singapore, respectively. Here is the schedule of their first events:
Bryan Tay '12 (Singapore) - 200 free - first heat, Sunday, Aug. 10; finals, Tuesday, Aug. 12.
Doug Lennox '09 (Puerto Rico) - 100 fly - first heat, Monday, Aug. 11; finals, Wednesday, Aug. 13; 200 fly - first heat, Thursday, Aug. 14; finals, Saturday, Aug. 16
Six former Tigers are Olympic rowers, including five for the United States and one for Canada. The schedule for their first events is as follows:
Steve Coppola '06 (U.S.) - Men's 8+ - first heat, Sunday, Aug. 10; finals, Sunday, Aug. 17
Sam Loch '06 (Australia) - Men's 8+ - first heat, Sunday, Aug. 10; finals, Sunday, Aug. 17
Caroline Lind '06 (U.S.) - Women's 8+ - first heat, Sunday, Aug. 10; finals, Sunday, Aug. 17
Andreanne Moran '06 (Canada) - Women's 8+ - first heat, Sunday, Aug. 10; finals, Sunday, Aug. 17
Paul Teti '01 (U.S.) - Men's 4- - first heat, Saturday, Aug. 9; finals, Saturday, Aug. 16
Lia Pernell '03 (U.S.) - Women's quad - first heat, Sunday, Aug. 10; finals, Sunday, Aug. 17