Monday news at a glance

Don’t pretend like you already knew. Here are a few of Monday’s bigger results:

JUDO
Marti Malloy (Oak Harbor, Wash.) threw Giulia Quintavalle of Italy to score an ippon and win a bronze medal in women’s judo 57kg class Monday afternoon at ExCeL North Arena 2.
Malloy’s bronze is the second women’s medal won by the USA in women’s judo, along with the bronze won by Ronda Rousey in the middleweight division at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Malloy’s coach, Jimy Pedro, is a two-time Olympic bronze medalist (1996, 2004). Malloy’s medal is the 11th the U.S. has won in judo (three silver, eight bronze).

DIVING
David Boudia (Noblesville, Ind.) and Nick McCrory (Chapel Hill, N.C.) won the bronze medal in the men’s 10m synchronized diving competition, held Monday afternoon at the Aquatic Centre in London’s Olympic Park.
The Americans posted a score of 463.47, 23.31 points behind the gold-medal effort of China’s Yuan Cao and Yanquan Zhang, who scored a 486.78. The silver medal went to Ivan Garcia Navarro and German Sanchez Sanchez of Mexico with a 468.90.

WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS
The line-up for the U.S. women for the team finals at the 2012 Olympic Games has been submitted. The women compete on Tuesday, July 31, at 4:30 p.m. at the North Greenwich Arena.
The U.S. Women’s Team features: Gabby Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute; McKayla Maroney of Long Beach, Calif./All Olympia Gymnastics Center; Aly Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics; Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max Gymnastics; and Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich./Gedderts’ Twistars USA.

The U.S. women’s line-up is:
Vault: Wieber, Douglas, Maroney
Uneven bars: Wieber, Ross, Douglas
Balance beam: Ross, Douglas, Raisman
Floor exercise: Douglas, Wieber, Raisman

MEN’S GYMNASTICS
The U.S. men’s gymnastics team finished fifth in the team event, competed Monday evening at North Greenwich Arena.

The Americans posted a score of 269.952, which was more than six points behind the gold medal winners from China, who had a 275.997. Japan took the silver with a 271.952, and host Great Britain won the bronze with a 271.711, the first medal won by the country in gymnastics since the Stockholm 1912 Olympic Games.

The fortunes of the U.S. team, comprised of Jacob Dalton (Reno, Nev.), Jonathan Horton (Houston, Texas), Danell Leyva (Miami, Fla.), Sam Mikulak (Newport Beach, Calif.) and John Orozco (Bronx, N.Y.), were affected by the pommel horse, where they were seventh among the eight teams, and the vault, where they had the sixth-highest score. It marks the first time since the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games that the U.S. men have not won a medal of any color in the team event.

INDOOR WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL
The U.S. men’s gymnastics team finished fifth in the team event, competed Monday evening at North Greenwich Arena.

The Americans posted a score of 269.952, which was more than six points behind the gold medal winners from China, who had a 275.997. Japan took the silver with a 271.952, and host Great Britain won the bronze with a 271.711, the first medal won by the country in gymnastics since the Stockholm 1912 Olympic Games.

The fortunes of the U.S. team, comprised of Jacob Dalton (Reno, Nev.), Jonathan Horton (Houston, Texas), Danell Leyva (Miami, Fla.), Sam Mikulak (Newport Beach, Calif.) and John Orozco (Bronx, N.Y.), were affected by the pommel horse, where they were seventh among the eight teams, and the vault, where they had the sixth-highest score. It marks the first time since the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games that the U.S. men have not won a medal of any color in the team event.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL
Misty May-Treanor (Costa Mesa, Calif.) and Kerri Walsh (Saratoga, Calif.) improved to 2-0 in play at the London 2012 Olympic Games with a 21-14, 21-19 win over Marketa Slukova and Kristyna Kolocova of the Czech Republic Monday night at the Horse Guards Parade Grounds.

May-Treanor and Walsh, the two-time defending Olympic champions, resume preliminary round play on Wednesday, Aug. 1, when they will meet Austria’s Stefanie and Doris Schwaiger at 11 p.m. BST.
In other action,

“Jake Gibb (Bountiful, Utah) and Sean Rosenthal (Hermosa Beach, Calif.) fell to the tandem of Mariusz Prudel and Grzegorz Fijalek of Poland, 21-17, 21-18, in men’s beach volleyball action at the Horse Guards Parade Grounds in London Monday night.

The loss dropped Gibb and Rosenthal to 1-1 in preliminary round play. They will return to action on Wednesday, Aug. 1, against Aleksandrs Samiolovs and Ruslans Sorokins of Latvia in a match scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. BST.

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  1. Thanks for the update on Judo. Nice article on the cyclist, also.

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