The LGBT Olympics Results: Week One
BY Michelle Garcia
August 03 2012 6:43 PM ET UPDATED: August 04 2012 2:36 PM ET
(from left: Diana Taurasi #12, Tamika Catchings #10, Sue Bird #6, Seimone Augustus #5 and Tina Charles #14)
- After the U.S. women's basketball team defeated Croatia (81-56 on Saturday), Angola (90-38 on Monday) and Turkey (89-58 on Wednesday) the squad will face the Czech Republic on Friday and China on Sunday. China is statistically running a close race with the American team with out player Seimone Augustus.
- German cyclist Judith Arndt became the first out lesbian to win a medal in this Olympics, her fifth Olympic games since 1996, when she won a silver medal on Thursday. American Kristin Armstrong won the gold and Russian cyclist Olga Zabelinskaya captured the bronze. Anrdt placed 37th at the women's road race last weekend, and will compete in the team pursuit Friday, August 3. Arndt's German team member Ina Teutenberg was edged out by .25 seconds to place forth in the women's road race last weekend.
- The U.S. soccer team advanced past New Zealand in the quarterfinals Friday. They will play the winner of Friday evening's matchup between Canada and Great Britain (the latter of which finished the first round of the soccer tournament ranked at the top of Group A). Among the entire tournament's scoring leaders, out player Megan Rapinoe has scored one goal, and Abby Wambach has scored four, including one to clench the game against New Zealand on Friday.
- Meanwhile the Swedish team, with out athletes Jessica Landstrom and Hedvig Lindhal, was knocked out of play against France in a quarterfinal game.
- German fencer Imke Dupliztzer was edged out of competition in the second round of individual play, but she and the German will face China in the women's team epee this Saturday.
- Australian diver Matthew Mitcham will defend his 2008 gold medal August 10 in the 10 meter platform preliminary diving round.
- The French handball team, with out player Alexandra Lacrabere goes into their final preliminary game against Denmark on Sunday with a 3-0-1 record after beating Sweden, Norway and Korea, and tying with Spain. They're currently dominating the top of Group B.
- French triathletes Carole Peon and Jessica Harrison are scheduled to compete Saturday in the women's final. They're ranked 14th and 15th, respctively, near the front of the pack.