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Gator great Lisa Raymond paired with Mike Bryan to win the mixed doubles bronze medal (US Presswire)

Sunday August 5, 2012Complete Coverage of the Gators Competing at the Olympics on Aug. 5

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Gator great Lisa Raymond paired with Mike Bryan to win the mixed doubles bronze medal (US Presswire)

For the sixth consecutive day, at least one Gator letterwinner collected a medal at the 2012 Olympic Games. On Sunday, it was Gator great Lisa Raymond who earned a bronze medal in mixed doubles action, marking the first ever Olympic tennis medal won by a Gator.

 

In addition to tennis, Gators also were in action in basketball and track and field at the Olympic Games on Sunday.

 

Check out the PHOTO GALLERY of today’s Gators at the Olympics – courtesy US Presswire

 

The following is a quick recap of the Gators in action on Sunday.

 

Basketball

Gator Azania Stewart and Great Britain lost its final game, 78-66, in preliminary Olympic action to Brazil on Sunday.

 

Great Britain, which was playing in the Olympics for the first time ever in women’s basketball, did not earn a win in its five-game run and did not advance to the elimination portion of the tournament.

 

Against Brazil, Stewart started every Olympic game for GB, scored six points with five blocked, three rebounds in 21 minutes of action.

 

 

Tennis

Gator great Lisa Raymond and Mike Bryan captured the mixed doubles bronze with their 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-4) victory against Germany’s Sabine Lisicki and Christopher Kas on Sunday at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, home to Wimbledon.

 

The Olympic medal in tennis is the first ever for the Gators, who have had a representative in six different Olympic Games, including Raymond’s second trip for the U.S.A. in 2012.

 

The first set was on serve through four games and Raymond and Bryan held for a 3-2 lead before earning a break and holding to take the 5-2 advantage. Germany held, but the Team USA served out for the first set. There was only one break in the second set and it came in the final 10th and final game where Germany staved off elimination and forced a deciding third set, where Raymond and Bryan won the 10-point super-tiebreak to win the bronze medal.

 

Earlier in the day, Raymond paired with Leisel Huber in the bronze-medal match in women’s doubles play and came out on the short end of the tough 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 decision to Russia’s Maria Kirlenko and Nadia Petrova.

 

 

Track & Field

Novlene Williams-Mills (Jamaica) finished fifth in the final of the women’s 400 meters in 50.11. She will also compete for Jamaica in the 4x100 relay later in the Olympics.

 

Tony McQuay (U.S.A.) finished fourth in his semifinal heat of the men’s 400 meters 45.31 but did not advance to the final.

 

 

 

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

 

 

Gator Letterwinners at the 2012 Olympic Games:

Schedule & Results for Sunday, August 5, 2012

Gator

Sport

Country

Time (ET)

Event

Opponent (if applies)

Result

Lisa Raymond

Tennis

U.S.A.

9:00 AM

Bronze Medal Match: Doubles

Maria Kirlenko/Nadio Petrova (RUS)

Lost, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

Lisa Raymond

Tennis

U.S.A.

11:00 AM

Bronze Medal Match: Mixed Doubles

Sabine Lisicki / Christopher Kas (GER)

WON BRONZE MEDAL, 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-4)

Tony McQuay

Track & Field

U.S.A.

3:40 PM

Semifinals: 400m

--

4th in heat 2 (45.31); did not advance to final

Novlene Williams-Mills

Track & Field

Jamaica

4:10 PM

Final: 400m

--

5th place, 50.11

Azania Stewart

Basketball

Great Britain

5:15 PM

Preliminary Round, Group B

Brazil

Brazil won 78-66 (Stewart started, scored 6 pts, 5 blocks, 3 rebs, 21 mins)

 

 

Gator 2012 Olympic Games Medal Count:

(10 Medals: 3 Gold, 3 Silver, 4 Bronze)

Gator

Sport

Country

Event

Medal

Ryan Lochte

Swimming

U.S.A.

400m IM

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

Ryan Lochte

Swimming

U.S.A.

200m Backstroke

Bronze

Ryan Lochte

Swimming

U.S.A.

200m IM

Silver

Elizabeth Beisel

Swimming

U.S.A.

200m Backstroke

Bronze

Will Claye

Track & Field

U.S.A.

Long Jump

Bronze

Lisa Raymond

Tennis

U.S.A.

Mixed Doubles

Bronze

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

Total: 101 medals (47 Gold, 26 Silver, 28 Bronze)

Summer Games: 103 medals (46 Gold, 26 Silver, 28 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/2012 or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/@OlympicGators.

 

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