Lauryn Williams will run the anchor leg for the U.S. women’s 4x100 relay in the preliminaries on Thursday. Read the full story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette here.
Murielle Ahoure qualified for her second finals of the Olympics today, this time in the 200m dash with a second-place finish in her heat. She will run for the gold medal tomorrow.
Diver Brittany Viola will make her Olympic debut on Wednesday. Read her story in the Journal Sentinel.
T’erea Brown set a personal best for the second day in a row to advance to the finals of the 400m hurdles.
|—||T’erea Brown on her first race at the Olympics (RunnersWeb)|
|—||British middle blocker Ciara Michel on playing in the Olympics (AP)|
In her Olympic debut, T’erea Brown ran a personal best (54.72) to move to the semifinals of the 400m hurdles.
Team GB women’s volleyball wrapped up Olympic action with a 3-0 loss to Japan. Savanah Leaf recorded 14 spikes and eight digs, while Ciara Michel picked up seven spikes. Congrats to both on representing the host nation and the University of Miami proudly!
Brittany Viola: ‘With exercise comes longevity’
Recognizing that her sport is both athletic and subjective, she keeps a hardcore fitness regimen that includes up to 15 workouts per week. And she works with a nutritionist to fuel her body.