• Germany’s Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum ’92 rides Fibonacci in the equestrian team-jumping event Aug. 17. After tying Canada for third place, Michaels-Beerbaum and her three teammates were flawless in a jump-off, earning the bronze medal.
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  • In an interview with Time.com before the Olympics began, Team USA women’s water polo coach Adam Krikorian said Ashleigh Johnson ’17 “plays the position of goalie unlike anyone has ever played this position before.” Johnson, left, lived up to that high praise, allowing 27 goals and making 41 saves in six Olympic games — all wins for the United States. The Americans finished their run with a 12-5 win over Italy Aug. 19, earning Johnson gold in Rio.
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  • When the water grew slightly choppy halfway through the single sculls final Aug. 13, Gevvie Stone ’07 had the familiar feeling of a training session on the Charles River. “I was like, ‘Yes, this is Boston. This is what I want. This is rough water,’” the Massachusetts native told TeamUSA.org. Stone pulled into second place and challenged the eventual winner, defending world champion Kimberley Brennan of Australia, before settling for silver.
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  • Veteran midfielder Diana Matheson ’08, right, and her Canadian teammates were a perfect 3-0 in the group stage and improved their medal chances with a 1-0 quarterfinal win over France, one of the pre-tournament favorites. Germany doused Canada’s hopes for gold, winning 2-0 in the semifinals. The Canadians beat host Brazil, 2-1, for the bronze medal Aug. 19, the second Olympic medal of Matheson’s career.
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  • In addition to silver medalist Gevvie Stone, two other alumni reached the gold-medal finals in their events: Glenn Ochal ’08, fourth from left above, and the U.S. men’s eight finished fourth, and Lauren Wilkinson ’11 and the Canadian women’s eight placed fifth. Former Princeton teammates Robin Prendes ’11 and Tyler Nase ’13 led the United States to a 10th-place finish in the men’s lightweight four, while Kate Bertko ’06 placed 10th in the women’s lightweight double sculls.
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  • Kathleen Sharkey ’13, above, Julia Reinprecht ’14, and Katie Reinprecht ’13 played starring roles as the U.S. women stormed through the round-robin stage with a 4-1 record. In a quarterfinal match against Germany Aug. 15, the Americans fell behind 2-0 in the first quarter. Katie Reinprecht assisted on a Katelyn Falgowski goal in the fourth quarter, but the U.S. team was unable to find the net again, falling 2-1.
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  • Kat Holmes ’17 made her Olympic debut in the individual epee, losing to Estonia’s Erika Kirpu in the round of 32. She had better results in the team competition, helping the U.S. squad fight back against Romania in the quarterfinals. (The Americans eventually lost in overtime.) She also out-touched her opponents in the United States’ wins over France, above, and South Korea, helping her team to a fifth-place finish.
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  • In his second Olympics, Donn Cabral ’12 again reached the finals of the 3,000-meter steeplechase, running the third-fastest time in the qualifying round, less than a second behind Kenyan Conseslus Kipruto, the top qualifier. But in the finals Aug. 17, he was unable to keep up with Kipruto’s Olympic-record pace. Cabral placed eighth, matching his finish in London.
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Updated Sept. 14, 2016

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