Day 4 of the Games saw some powerful performances from six Tigers in rowing, water polo and soccer.
American rower Gevvie Stone ’07 finished her single sculls quarterfinals in first place with a time of 7:27.04. This puts her in second place overall, behind Australia’s Kim Brennan, who posted a time of 7:26.86. Stone will now race in Semifinal A/B 2 at 8:40 a.m. EDT on Aug. 11.
Kate Bertko ’06 and her American teammate Devey Karz also redeemed themselves by earning a spot in the lightweight double sculls semifinals with a first place finish in the repechage. Their timing of 7:58.90 made them the only team at the repechage to finish the race in fewer than 8 minutes.
American rowers Tyler Nase ’13 and Robin Prendes ’11 crashed out of the race for a medal in the men’s lightweight coxless four event after a fourth place finish in their semifinals. Their time of 6:26.82, just seconds after third place Greece’s qualifying time of 6:32.95, placed them in eight position overall. They will now be rowing in Final B, which is for ranking purposes only, at 8:00 a.m. EDT on Aug. 11.
Ashleigh Johnson ’17 made 11 saves of 15 shots to lead USA to a 11-4 win against Spain in the women’s water polo preliminaries. This victory earned 2 points for Team USA, which ties it with Hungary for the top spot in Pool B of the event. USA’s next match will be against China at 10:40 a.m. EDT on Aug. 11.
Team Canada, including Diana Matheson ’08, surprised with a 2-1 win against Germany, who had defeated them in all twelve previous international matches. Matheson entered the match at the 64-minute mark, after Canadian captain Melissa Tancredi had scored both goals. This is Canada’s third victory of three matches in the Games, which places them at the top of the standings as they head into the quarterfinals against France at 9:00 a.m. EDT on Aug. 13.
On Day 5 of the Games, Bertko will row in the lightweight double sculls Semifinal A/B 2 at 8:00 a.m. EDT, Canadian rower Lauren Wilkinson ’11 will in the women’s coxed eights repechage at 8:50 a.m. EDT, American rower Glenn Ochal ’08 will in the men's coxed eights repechage at 9:00 a.m. EDT and Katie Reinprecht ’13, Julia Reinprecht ’14 and Kathleen Sharkey ’13 will play for Team USA against Japan at 4:00 p.m. EDT.