U.S. Athletes with Maryland Ties:
David Banks, men’s rowing: Banks and the rest of the U.S. men’s eight team failed to medal, getting fourth in the final Wednesday. They missed a bronze medal by 0.3 seconds.
Angel McCoughtry, women’s basketball: The women’s basketball team is undefeated so far in three preliminary round games, with the gold medal game not until August 11. McCoughtry is leading the team in scoring, averaging 13.7 points per game while shooting 73 percent from the field.
Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and men's basketball: Team USA is 3-0 in group play and sits atop Group A with six points. Anthony, Durant and company have outscored opponents by a combined 157 points. Two more games remain in group play, against Lithuania on Saturday and Argentina on Monday. Anthony leads the U.S. with 20.7 points per game, and Durant is second with 16.3 ppg.
Scott Parsons, canoe-kayak: Parsons did not advance to the semifinals of the men’s single canoe or men’s single kayak Sunday. Fifteen kayaks and 12 canoes advanced. Parsons finished 16th in kayak, and without incurring penalties in his second run, would have finished 12th to qualify.
Caroline Queen, women’s kayaking: The Darnestown native didn’t advance past the qualifying round in the whitewater slalom race on Monday, hurt by a penalized second run in the qualifier. She finished 17th, missing the 15-boat cutoff to move on to the next round.
Farrah Hall, women’s windsurfing: Hall is currently 22nd out of 25 competitors in the RS-X competition and will have to advance 12 spots in the next four races in order to qualify for the medal race on Aug. 7.
Bobby Lea, cycling: Saturday, Lea will compete in the 250-meter time trial, the 30-kilometer points race and the elimination race. Sunday, he’ll have in the 4-kilometer individual pursuit, the 15-kilometer scratch race and the 1-kilometer time trial.
Katie Ledecky, women’s swimming: The 15-year-old from Bethesda dominated in a surprising gold medal performance in the 800m freestyle finals. Ledecky is the youngest member of the entire U.S. Olympic team.
Katie O’Donnell, Keli Smith Puzo and field hockey: The U.S. ranks fifth out of six teams in Group B with a 1-2 record with two more preliminary games remaining. The top two teams in the group qualify for the semifinals, so the U.S. will need some help from the other teams in order qualify.
Matthew Centrowitz, men’s track and field: Centrowitz qualified for Sunday's semifinals in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:41.39 in Friday's preliminaries.
Julie Culley, women’s track and field: Culley doesn’t race until Monday, when she runs in the first heat for the 5,000 meters race.
Julie Zetlin, women’s rhythmic gymnastics: Zetlin competes in the individual all-around competition starting Aug. 10.
Suzanne Stettinius, women’s modern pentathlon: Stettinius will be fencing, swimming, riding, and running/shooting — called the combined — on Aug. 12.
Foreign Athletes with Maryland Ties:
Jesse Kirkland (St. Mary’s College), men’s sailing: Racing for Bermuda, Kirkland and his brother, Alex, are in 12th out of 20 teams in the men’s 49er event, and will race five more times before the medal round Wednesday.
Allison Randall (Morgan State), women’s track and field: Throwing for Jamaica, Randall tries to get out of the qualifying round in the discus competition later tonight.
Ekene Ibekwe (Maryland), Tony Skinn (Takoma Park) and Nigeria men’s basketball: Through three games, Nigeria is 1-2 and fifth out of six teams in Group A. The team was also part of the most lopsided game of the Olympics, a 156-73 loss to the U.S. Two preliminary games remain, against Argentina and France. Skinn is averaging 6.3 points per game.
Sarunas Jasikevicius (Maryland) and Lithuania men’s basketball: Lithuania is just one point out of second place in Group A with a 1-2 record (Lithuania defeated Nigeria and therefore owns the tiebreaker). Games against the United States and Tunisia remain. Jasikevicius has averaged 5.7 points per game.