UPDATE: Watching Virginians in the Olympics

With the London Olympics now in full-swing, here’s how to keep tabs on Virginians representing the USA.

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UPDATE #3 August 6th, 8:40 PM

Tuesday

  • Kellie Wells • Will compete in the women’s 100m hurdles at 7:15 PM

Wednesday

  • Reid Priddy • Men’s volleyball team will play Italy at 4:00 PM

Friday

  • Fancena McCorory • Will compete in Women’s 4 x 400m Relay at 7:10 PM
  • Claire Laubach, Caroline Nichols, and Shannon Taylor • Women’s field hockey team will play a yet-determined opponent for an 11th place finish

Results

  • Gabby Douglas • won GOLD in Women’s Team and Individual All-Around gymnastics finals
  • Francena McCorory • placed 7th in Women’s 400m

Still to compete

  • Terrence Jennings
  • LaShawn Merrit
  • Kate Ziegler
  • Suzanne Stettinius
  • Nina Lamsam Ligon (representing Thailand, but holds US citizenship)

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UPDATE #2 August 2nd, 11:25 AM

Today

  • Gabby Douglas • Will compete in women’s gymnastics team all around competition at 4:30 PM.
  • Reid Priddy • Men’s volleyball team will play Brazil at 8:00 PM.

Friday, August 3rd

  • Margot Shumway • Will compete in women’s double sculls final at 10:30 AM
  • Francena McCorory • Will compete in the women’s 400m race at 12:00 PM

Saturday, August 4th

  • Claire Laubach, Caroline Nichols, and Shannon Taylor • Women’s field hockey team will play New Zealand on August 4th at 7:00 PM

Still to compete

  • Terrence Jennings
  • LaShawn Merrit
  • Kellie Wells
  • Kate Ziegler
  • Suzanne Stettinius

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UPDATE # 1 July 31, 3:00 PM

Today

  • Claire Laubach • US lost to Germany on Sunday 2 to 1 • Will Play Argentina today at 7:00 PM
  • Caroline Nichols • US lost to Germany on Sunday 2 to 1 • Will Play Argentina today at 7:00 PM
  • Shannon Taylor • US lost to Germany on Sunday 2 to 1 • Will Play Argentina today at 7:00 PM
  • Gabby Douglas • Will compete in women’s team all around competition tonight during primetime. Qualified for the women’s individual all around and will compete on Thursday, August 2nd at 4:30 PM.

Advancing

  • Reid Priddy • US beat Serbia 3 to 1 and beat Germany 3 to 1. Will play Brazil on August 2 at 8:00 PM.
  • Giuseppe Lanzone • Advances to finals on Wednesday, August 1st at 10:30 AM
  • Margot Shumay • Will compete in final on Friday, August 3rd at 10:30 AM

Still to compete

  • Terrence Jennings
  • Francena McCory
  • LaShawn Merrit
  • Kellie Wells
  • Kate Ziegler
  • Suzanne Stettinius

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With the London Olympics now in full-swing, here’s how to keep tabs on Virginians representing the USA. From rowing to field hockey to Taekwondo (and many more), Virginia athletes are ready to shine in the Summer Games:

Terrence Jennings

  • Sport: Taekwondo – Featherweight
  • Age: 25
  • Birthplace: Arlington VA
  • Hometown: Arlington VA
  • School: Northern Virginia Community College
  • Olympics Profile Page: http://www.london2012.com/athlete/jennings-terrence-1132211/
  • Event: Men’s 68kg
  • Day/time: Preliminary Round – Thursday August 9 at 9:15am

Reid Priddy

Giuseppe Lanzone

  • Sport: Rowing – Men’s Eight
  • Age: 28
  • Birthplace: Lima, Peru
  • Hometown: Annandale, VA
  • Current Residence: Princeton, NJ
  • School: University of Washington
  • Olympics Profile Page: http://www.london2012.com/athlete/lanzone-giuseppe-1124744/
  • Event: Men’s Eight
  • Day/time: Preliminary Round – Saturday July 28 at 10:10am
  • Repechags – Monday July 30 at 9:50am
  • Finals – Wednesday August 1 at 10:30am

Claire Laubach

  • Sport: Field Hockey
  • Age: 28
  • Birthplace: Washington Township, NJ
  • Hometown: Bristow, VA
  • Current Residence: Virginia Beach, VA
  • School: Wake Forest
  • Olympics Profile Page: http://www.london2012.com/athlete/laubach-claire-1132402/
  • Event: Women’s Field Hockey – Midfield/Back
  • Day/time: Sunday, July 29 at 9:15pm against Germany

Caroline Nichols

  • Sport: Field Hockey
  • Age: 27
  • Birthplace: Hamilton Bermuda
  • Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
  • Current Residence: Virginia Beach, VA
  • School: ODU
  • Olympics Profile Page: http://www.london2012.com/athlete/nichols-caroline-1131405/
  • Event: Women’s Field Hockey – Defender
  • Day/time: Sunday, July 29 at 9:15pm against Germany

Shannon Taylor

Gabrielle Douglas

  • Sport: Gymnastics
  • Age: 16
  • Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
  • Current Residence: Virginia Beach, VA
  • School: Home schooled
  • Olympics Profile Page: http://www.london2012.com/athlete/douglas-gabrielle-1132742/
  • Event: Women’s Team
  • Day/Time: Qualification – Sunday July 29 at 9:30am
  • Final – Tuesday July 31 at 4:30pm

Francena McCorory

  • Sport: 400m, Women’s 4×4 relay
  • Age: 23
  • Hometown: Hampton, VA
  • Olympics Profile Page: http://www.london2012.com/athlete/mccorory-francena-1130694/
  • Event: 400m Round 1: Friday August 3 at 12:00pm
  • Semi-finals: Saturday August 4 at 8:05pm
  • Finals: Sunday August 5 at 9:10pm
  • Event: 4×4 relay:  Round 1: Friday August 10 at 7:10pm
  • Final: Saturday August 11 at 8:25pm

LaShawn Merrit

  • Sport: 400m and 4×4 relay
  • Age: 26
  • Hometown: Portsmouth, VA
  • Olympics Profile Page: http://www.london2012.com/athlete/merritt-lashawn-1131818/
  • Event: 400m Round 1: Thursday August 4 at 10:35am
  • Semi-finals: Sunday August 5 at 8:40pm
  • Finals: Monday August 6 at 9:30pm
  • Event: 4×4 relay Round  1: Thursday August 9 at 11:35am
  • Finals: Friday August 10 at 9:20pm

Kellie Wells

Kate Ziegler

  • Sport: Swimming
  • Age: 24
  • Birthplace: Fairfax, VA
  • Hometown: Great Falls, VA
  • Current Residence: Great Falls, VA
  • School: George Mason University
  • Olympics Profile Page: http://www.london2012.com/athlete/ziegler-kate-1130398/
  • Event: 800m freestyle
  • Day/time: Heats – Thursday August 2 at 10:19 am
  • Finals: Friday August 3 at 7:45pm

Suzanne Stettinius

  • Sport: Pentathlon
  • Age: 24
  • Birthplace: Virginia Beach, VA
  • Hometown: Parkton, MD
  • Current Residence: Parkton, MD
  • School: McDaniel College
  • Olympics Profile Page: http://www.london2012.com/athlete/stettinius-suzanne-1295647/
  • Event: Women’s Modern Pentathlon
  • Fencing: Sunday August 12 at 8:00am
  • Swimming: Sunday August 12 at 12:35pm
  • Riding: Sunday August 12 at 2:35pm
  • Combined Event: Sunday August 12 at 6:00pm

Margot Shumay

  • Sport: Rowing
  • Age: 32
  • Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH
  • Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
  • Current Residence: Arlington, VA
  • School: The Ohio State University
  • Olympics Profile Page: http://www.london2012.com/athlete/shumway-margot-1133089/
  • Event: Women’s Double Sculls
  • Heats: Monday July 30 at 10:20am
  • Repechages: Tuesday July 31 at 9:50am
  • Final: Friday August 3 at 10:30am
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