Princetonians in action at the 2012 Olympics

A record seven Princetonians earned medals at the London Olympics, and an eighth coached a medal-winning basketball team. The photos below highlight 10 of the Tiger Olympians in action at the games.

July 28: Eight rowing alumni, representing three countries, competed in the Olympic regatta at Eton Dorney. Sam Loch '06, foreground, third from right, helped Australia reach the finals in the men's eight.
July 28: Eight rowing alumni, representing three countries, competed in the Olympic regatta at Eton Dorney. Sam Loch '06, foreground, third from right, helped Australia reach the finals in the men's eight.
Photo: John David Mercer, USA TODAY Sports
July 31: Katie Reinprecht '13, right, celebrates a goal by U.S. field hockey teammate Shannon Taylor during the Americans' win over Argentina. It was Team USA's only victory in London; Argentina went on earn claim silver.
July 31: Katie Reinprecht '13, right, celebrates a goal by U.S. field hockey teammate Shannon Taylor during the Americans' win over Argentina. It was Team USA's only victory in London; Argentina went on earn claim silver.
Photo: Andrew P. Scott, USA TODAY Sports
Aug. 1: Returning to the Olympics after an eight-year absence, Soren Thompson '05, right, lost his opening match to Germany's Joerg Fiedler in the single-elimination men's individual epee draw.
Aug. 1: Returning to the Olympics after an eight-year absence, Soren Thompson '05, right, lost his opening match to Germany's Joerg Fiedler in the single-elimination men's individual epee draw.
Photo: Christopher Hanewinckel, USA TODAY Sports
Aug. 2: For Caroline Lind '06, second from right, a second trip to the Olympics meant a second gold medal with the U.S. women's eight. Canadian rowers Andreanne Morin '06 and Lauren Wilkinson '11 earned silver in the same event.
Aug. 2: For Caroline Lind '06, second from right, a second trip to the Olympics meant a second gold medal with the U.S. women's eight. Canadian rowers Andreanne Morin '06 and Lauren Wilkinson '11 earned silver in the same event.
Photo: John David Mercer, USA TODAY Sports
Aug. 4: Princeton captured a fourth medal on the water in the men's four when Glenn Ochal '08, left, and the United States won bronze. Ivy Leaguers combined to win 15 medals in London, 12 of them in rowing.
Aug. 4: Princeton captured a fourth medal on the water in the men's four when Glenn Ochal '08, left, and the United States won bronze. Ivy Leaguers combined to win 15 medals in London, 12 of them in rowing.
Photo: Matt Kryger, USA TODAY Sports
Aug. 4: Gevvie Stone '07, rowing in the Olympics while on a break from medical school, won the women's single scull B final to place seventh overall. Princeton's eight Olympic rowers each finished in the top eight of their events.
Aug. 4: Gevvie Stone '07, rowing in the Olympics while on a break from medical school, won the women's single scull B final to place seventh overall. Princeton's eight Olympic rowers each finished in the top eight of their events.
Photo: Matt Kryger, USA TODAY Sports
Aug. 4: Russia men's basketball coach David Blatt celebrates a three-pointer late in his team's preliminary win over Spain. Blatt's team eventually earned bronze, Russia's first medal in the event since the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Aug. 4: Russia men's basketball coach David Blatt celebrates a three-pointer late in his team's preliminary win over Spain. Blatt's team eventually earned bronze, Russia's first medal in the event since the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Photo: Christopher Hanewinckel, USA TODAY Sports
Aug. 4: Susie Scanlan '14, second from left, and Maya Lawrence '02, right, joined the celebration after Courtney Hurley, left, scored a touch in overtime to lead the United States over Russia in the women's team epee bronze-medal match.
Aug. 4: Susie Scanlan '14, second from left, and Maya Lawrence '02, right, joined the celebration after Courtney Hurley, left, scored a touch in overtime to lead the United States over Russia in the women's team epee bronze-medal match.
Photo: Kyle Terada, USA TODAY Sports
Aug. 5: Donn Cabral '12, right, and U.S. teammate Evan Jager led the pack early in the Olympic men's steeplechase final. Cabral placed eighth in the 15-athlete field, seven seconds behind gold medal winner Ezekiel Kemboi of Kenya.
Aug. 5: Donn Cabral '12, right, and U.S. teammate Evan Jager led the pack early in the Olympic men's steeplechase final. Cabral placed eighth in the 15-athlete field, seven seconds behind gold medal winner Ezekiel Kemboi of Kenya.
Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports
Aug. 6: Canada's Diana Matheson '08, left, and Megan Rapinoe of the United States collide in the women's soccer semifinals. Canada lost in overtime but recovered to win bronze against France on Matheson's 92nd-minute goal.
Aug. 6: Canada's Diana Matheson '08, left, and Megan Rapinoe of the United States collide in the women's soccer semifinals. Canada lost in overtime but recovered to win bronze against France on Matheson's 92nd-minute goal.
Photo: Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports