The Reinprecht sisters, Julia ’14 and Katie ’13, played key minutes for the U.S. team, which was 1–5 in Olympic play. Alternate Michelle Cesan ’14 and assistant coach Nate Franks ’07 were on the sidelines in London.
Maya Lawrence ’02 and Susannah Scanlan ’14 won bronze in women’s team epee, the only U.S. fencing medal in 2012. Soren Thompson ’05 lost his opening bout in the single-elimination men’s individual epee tournament.
Eight Princetonians — representing three countries — competed, and four won medals: Caroline Lind ’06 (gold, U.S. women’s eight); Andreanne Morin ’06 and Lauren Wilkinson ’11 (silver, Canadian women’s eight); and Glenn Ochal ’08 (bronze, U.S. men’s four).
Three days after a heartbreaking loss to the United States, Canada’s Diana Matheson ’08 scored in the 92nd minute against France to clinch the bronze medal. “It feels unreal, it feels like a dream,” she told the Associated Press.
NCAA champion Donn Cabral ’12 took an early lead in the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase final before falling back and finishing eighth, seven seconds behind gold medalist Ezekiel Kemboi of Kenya.
Men's Basketball Coach David Blatt ’81 guided Russia to a bronze medal.