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Azania Stewart scored the first points of the game (US Presswire)

Wednesday August 1, 2012Azania Stewart Earns Third Start of Olympic Basketball Games

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Azania Stewart scored the first points of the game (US Presswire)

Wednesday proved to be another busy and successful day of competition for Gator letterwinners competing at the 2012 Olympic Games, where Azania Stewart was one of 13 who displayed their respective talents in the sports of basketball, swimming and tennis, collecting another gold medal along the way.

 

Stewart and her Great Britain basketball teammates returned to the hardwood and again fell just short of a victory, this time against Russia, 67-61, on Wednesday.

 

Great Britain, which is making its first-ever appearance in Olympic women’s basketball, is coming off Monday’s tough 73-65 loss to Canada in preliminary round group B action.

 

Stewart helped Great Britain get off to quick start, as she scored four of the game’s first eight points and GB continued that pace and took a 12-2 lead.

 

Russia stormed back by using its keen outside shooting, hitting 7-of-13 from beyond the arc to fuel a 10-0 run that tied the game and put the visitors in control.

 

Stewart tallied four points, four rebounds and one block while playing 12 minutes in the first half, when GB found itself trailing 39-27.

 

Great Britain scored the first five points of the second half and cut its deficit to single digits, 39-32. Russia came back with its eighth 3-pointer of the game, before GB followed with a two-pointer and was within 10 points.

 

GB continued to battle and whittled its deficit to three points, 61-58, with 56 seconds remaining.

 

Russia then hit one free throw and an outside bucket off the miss to take a six-point advantage with 29 seconds left. Russian then sealed the win by connecting on 4-of-4 fro the free throw line in the final 17 seconds.

 

Stewart finished the game with four points, two rebounds, two steal and a blocked shot in 22 minutes of action.

 

Stewart and Great Britain (0-3) return to the court on August 3 when they play France at Noon ET.

 

 

 

Check HERE for a detailed schedule of all Olympics events involving Gators!

 

 

Gator Letterwinners at the 2012 Olympic Games:

Schedule & Results for Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Gator

Sport

Country

Time (ET)

Event

Opponent (if applies)

Result

Ryan Lochte

Swimming

U.S.A.

5:20 AM

Heats: 200m Backstroke

--

1st in heat, 1:56.36, advanced to semifinal

Marco Loughran

Swimming

Great Britain

5:20 AM

Heats: 200m Backstroke

--

7th in heat, 1:58.72, did not advance

Omar Pinzon

Swimming

Colombia

5:20 AM

Heats: 200m Backstroke

--

4th in heat, 1:58.20, advanced to semifinal

Sarra Lajnef

Swimming

Tunisia

5:47 AM

Heats: 200m Breaststroke

--

3rd in heat, 2:29.60, did not advance

Hilda Luthersdottir

Swimming

Iceland

5:47 AM

Heats: 200m Breaststroke

--

5th in heat, 2:31.15, did not advance

Bradley Ally

Swimming

Barbados

6:14 AM

Heats: 200m IM

--

3rd in heat, 2:00.85, did not advance

Marcin Cieslak

Swimming

Poland

6:14 AM

Heats: 200m IM

--

6th in heat, 2:00.45, did not advance

Ryan Lochte

Swimming

U.S.A.

6:14 AM

Heats: 200m IM

--

1st in heat, 1:58.03, advanced to semifinal

Darian Townsend

Swimming

South Africa

6:14 AM

Heats: 200m IM

--

7th in heat, 2:00.57, did not advance

Melani Costa-Schmid

Swimming

Spain

6:47 AM

Heats: 4x200m Freestyle Relay

--

6th in heat, 7:54.59, did not advance

Dana Vollmer

Swimming

U.S.A.

 

Heats: 4x200m Freestyle Relay

--

1st in heat, 7:50.75, advanced to final

Lisa Raymond

Tennis

U.S.A.

9:30 AM

QF Doubles (w/ Leizel Huber)

Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesina (Russia)

Won: 6-3, 6-3

Azania Stewart

Basketball

Great Britain

11:45 AM

Preliminary Round, Group B

Russian Federation

Russia won: 67-61 (started, 4 pts, 2 reb, 2 steals, 1 block)

Clark Burckle

Swimming

U.S.A.

2:30 PM

Final: 200m Breaststroke

--

Finished 6th, 2:09.25

Ryan Lochte

Swimming

U.S.A.

2:47 PM

Semifinals: 200m Backstroke

--

1st in semifinal heat, 1:55.40, advanced to final

Omar Pinzon

Swimming

Colombia

2:47 PM

Semifinals: 200m Backstroke

--

8th in semifinal heat, 1:58.99, did not advance to final

Jemma Lowe

Swimming

Great Britain

3:09 PM

Final: 200m Butterfly

--

Finished 6th, 2:06.78

Lisa Raymond

Tennis

U.S.A.

3:30 PM

Mixed Doubles 1st Round (w/ Mike Bryan)

Sara Errani/Andreas Seppi (Italy)

Won: 7-5, 6-3

Ryan Lochte

Swimming

U.S.A.

3:36 PM

Semifinals: 200m IM

--

1st in semifinal heat, 1:56.13, advanced to final

Dana Vollmer

Swimming

U.S.A.

4:02 PM

Final: 4x200m Freestyle Relay

--

WON GOLD MEDAL, 7:42.92

 

 

 

 

Gator 2012 Olympic Games Medal Count:

(7 Medals: 5 Gold, 2 Silver)

Gator

Sport

Country

Event

Medal

Ryan Lochte

Swimming

U.S.A.

400m IM

Gold

Dana Vollmer

Swimming

U.S.A

100m Butterfly

Gold

Elizabeth Beisel

Swimming

U.S.A.

400m IM

Silver

Ryan Lochte

Swimming

U.S.A

4x100m Free Relay

Silver

Ryan Lochte

Swimming

U.S.A.

4x200m Free Relay

Gold

Conor Dwyer

Swimming

U.S.A

4x200m Free Relay

Gold

Dana Vollmer

Swimming

U.S.A.

4x200m Free Relay

Gold

All-Time Gator Olympic Games Medal Count (since 1968):

Total: 98 medals (50 Gold, 25 Silver, 23 Bronze)

Summer Games: 97 medals (49 Gold, 23 Sliver, 23 Bronze)

Winter Games: 1 medal (1 Gold)

 

 

 

For all of the latest information on Gators competing at the 2012 Olympic Games, please visit www.gatorzone.com/olympics or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/@OlympicGators.

 

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