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    Illini Olympic Update - Aug. 6

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    Deron-Lithuania-8.4-2.jpgFormer Fighting Illini continue to compete in London as USA basketball star Deron Williams and Team USA are well on their way to their second straight gold medal after a perfect 5-0 mark in group play. The medal round begins on Wednesday. Hurdler Nikkita Holder (Canada) has advanced out of the first round of the 100m hurdles with the semifinals and final coming on Tuesday. Meanwhile, recent alum Andrew Riley (Jamaica) will begin his Olympic quest on Tuesday with round 1 of the 110m hurdles.

    Illini Olympic Central | Illini Olympic Photos | London 2012 | NBC Olympics


    2012 ILLINOIS OLYMPIANS 

    Holder-Round1-2.jpgNIKKITA HOLDER | Illinois Bio | Canada Bio   
    Canada, Women's Track & Field (100m hurdles)
    Round 1: 12.93 - 13th | Results
    Semifinal: Aug. 7, 7:15 pm BST/1:15 CDT | Watch
    Final:
    Aug. 7, 9 pm BST/3 CDT  
    Canadian hurdler Nikkita Holder advanced to the semifinals of the 100m hurdles with time of 12.93 in round 1. She had the 13th-best time of the 24 athletes to qualify for the semifinals, which take place on Aug. 7, along with the final.  

    ANDREW RILEY | Illinois Bio  
    Jamaica, Men's Track & Field (110m hurdles)
    Round 1: Aug. 7, 10:10 am BST/4:10 CDT | Start List | Watch
    Semifinal: Aug. 8, 7:15 pm BST/1:15 CDT
    Final: Aug. 8, 9:15 pm BST/3:15 CDT
    Recent Illini graduate Andrew Riley (2009-12) will cap off an incredible 2012 season by representing his home country of Jamaica at the Olympics. Riley finished second in a loaded field at the Jamaican Trials with a career best time of 13.19 to earn his trip to London. In June, Riley became the first male NCAA athlete ever to win both the 100m dash and 110m hurdles NCAA titles in the same year. He finished his Illinois career as a four-time NCAA champion, 12-time All-American and 12-time Big Ten Champion.

    Deron-Lithuania-8.4.jpgDERON WILLIAMS | Illinois Bio | USA Bio
    USA, Men's Basketball
    Deron Williams averaged 8.4 points and 5.6 assists per game as Team USA rolled through group play with a perfect 5-0 record. Williams had a double-double of 13 points and 11 assists in the United States' record-setting 156-73 win over Nigeria on Aug. 2. Team USA will face Australia in the fourth and final quarterfinal on Aug. 8. 

    USA Men's Basketball Schedule (Group A) | LINK
    7/29 vs. France - W, 98-71 (3 pt, 4 reb, 6 ast, 21 min)
    7/31 vs. Tunisia - W, 110-63 (9 pt, 0 reb, 4 ast, 1 blk, 1 stl, 15 min)
    8/2 vs. Nigeria - W, 156-73 (13 pt, 0 reb, 11 ast, 18 min)
    8/4 vs. Lithuania - W, 99-94 (12 pt, 1 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl, 23 min)
    8/6 vs. Argentina - W, 126-97 (5 pt, 2 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl, 15 min)
    8/8 Quarterfinal vs. Australia (4:15 pm CT) -
    8/10 Semifinal -
    8/12 Gold/Bronze Medal Games -     

    EMILY ZURRER | Illinois Bio | Canada Bio   
    Canada, Women's Soccer
    Zurrer's second Olympics were cut short by a hamstring injury. A starter on Canada's 2008 Olympic team in Beijing, Zurrer has not played in London due to a hamstring injury. Canada went 1-1-1 in Group F and advanced to the quarterfinals, where they defeated Great Britain 2-0 and then fell to the United States in the semifinals 4-3 in overtime in is thrilling match. Canada will face France in the bronze medal game on Aug. 9. Read Zurrer's Olympic blog for the Big Ten Network.  

    Canada Women's Soccer Schedule (Group F) | LINK
    7/25 vs. Japan - L, 1-2 (DNP - Injured)
    7/28 vs. South Africa - W, 3-0 (DNP - Injured)
    7/31 vs. Sweden - T, 2-2 (DNP - Injured)
    8/3 Quarterfinal vs. Great Britain - W, 2-0 (DNP - Injured)
    8/6 Semifinal vs. USA - L, 3-4 OT (DNP - Injured)
    8/9 Bronze Medal Game vs. France -

    Lewis-Screenshot-5.jpgGIA LEWIS-SMALLWOOD | Illinois Bio | USA Bio   
    USA, Women's Track & Field (discus)
    Qualifying Round: 61.44m - 15th place, failed to qualify for finals | Results
    Gia Lewis-Smallwood narrowly missed advancing to the finals of the discus throw with a toss of 61.44m, finishing in 15th place during the qualifying round (top 12 advanced).

    ROBERT ARCHIBALD | Illinois Bio | Great Britain Bio
    Great Britain, Men's Basketball
    Archibald helped Great Britain to its first ever Olympic win, 90-58 over China on Aug. 6, with eight points and nine rebounds. Archibald, who is retiring after 10 years of professional basketball after the Olympics, averaged 2.6 points and 4.0 rebounds during Great Britain's five games, playing solid minutes as a defensive specialist. The host country went 1-4 in group play and did not advance to the medal round.

    GB Men's Basketball Schedule (Group B) | LINK
    7/29 vs. Russia - L, 75-95 (0 pt, 4 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl, 13 min)
    7/31 vs. Brazil -  L, 62-67 (1 pt, 0 reb, 12 min)
    8/2 vs. Spain - L, 78-79 (2 pt, 6 reb, 1 ast, 19 min)
    8/4 vs. Australia - L, 75-106 (2 pt, 1 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl, 15 min) 
    8/6 vs. China - W, 90-58 (8 pt, 9 reb, 1 ast, 24 min)

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