BYU Diver Competes in Finals in Athens
Former BYU All-American Rachelle Kunkel competed in the semi-finals and finals of the women's 3-meter springboard competition Thursday, Aug. 26. She improved her standing from 12th after the preliminaries to finish in 9th place with 546.72 points, just 86.43 off the lead.
Guard Young Helped USA Gymnastics Medal for the First Time since 1984
ATHENS -- Former BYU gymnast Guard Young helped the United States men's gymnastics team earn a silver medal in the Summer Olympics. The United States finished just behind Japan while Romania took bronze.
After a big performance stepping up as the last-minute replacement for teammate Blaine Wilson on pommel horse in the preliminary round, Young got Team USA off to a strong start in the medal round with a solid performance in the floor exercise. As the first American competitor in its first event of the medal competition, Young stuck his routine for a 9.700 score. With only three gymnasts competing on each of the six events during the medal round, Young also competed on still rings and vault.
See the following storys for more information about Guard Young's silver medal performance.
Ex-BYU gymnast's 17-year quest ends in Olympic medal
Their Silver Lining
See the following story for more information about Guard Young's performance earlier in the Olympics.
Pinch-hit leap from Young aids U.S. gymnasts
USA Men's Volleyball to Play Russia for Bronze
ATHENS -- The USA men's volleyball team fell 22-25, 25-27, 16-25 to Russia in the Bronze medal match and finished the Olympics with a fourth place overall finish.
The loss was the second for the US at the hands of the Russians. Despite the dissapointment of losing in the bronze medal match, the fourth place finish was a big improvement over the 2000 team's 11th place finish.
See the following stories for more information on Ryan Millar and the USA men's volleyball team.
Brazil ends U.S. men's gold quest in volleyball semis
Wild comeback lifts U.S. men past Greece and into semifinals
U.S. men's volleyball team beats Brazil in stressless match
US beats Aussies, clinches spot in quarterfinals
Americans even record with defeat of Dutch
Flawless Russians surge past Americans in four sets
Hoping for a better showing, Americans start with another loss
USA Volleyball home page
Listed below are athletes with BYU connections who qualified for the Summer Olympic Games, which is being held Aug. 13-29 in Athens, Greece.
Kirsten Bolm, Germany, 100m Hurdles
Maggie Chan-Roper, Hong Kong, Marathon
Jung Jun (Mark) Chay, Singapore, swimming
Megan Dirkmaat, USA, Rowing
Frank Fredericks, Namibia, Sprints
Tiffany Lott-Hogan, USA, Heptathlon
Rachelle Kunkel, USA, 3-meter springboard diving
Ryan Millar, USA, Volleyball
Leonard Myles-Mills, Ghana, 100 meters, 4x100m relay
Gary Tan, Singapore, swimming
Justin Wilcock, USA, 3-meter springboard diving
Diogo de Oliveira Yabe, Brazil, swimming
Guard Young, USA, Gymnastics
Hidde Van Beest, Australia, Volleyball
In addition, several other Cougar connections will also be a part of the Olympics. They include:
Rob Browning, USA, Men's Volleyball Assistant Coach
Kevin Hambly, USA, Women's Volleyball Assistant Coach
Hugh McCutcheon, USA, Men's Volleyball Assistant Coach
Carl McGown, USA, Men's Volleyball Team Consultant
Craig Poole, Coach for Tiffany Lott-Hogan
Vai Sikahema, Reporter for NBC
For related articles on the above Olympians please see:
Marsha Baird to Represent Trinidad
Maggie Chan-Roper: Her Journey as a Runner
Megan Dirkmaat Named to U.S. Olympic Team
Frank Fredericks Inducted to BYU Hall of Fame
Former BYU star Frank Fredericks in pursuit of Olympic gold
Kunkel to dive for gold
Kunkel springs into semis
Ex-Y. teammates ready for heptathlonMcGown Joins USA Team
Ryan Millar, USA, Volleyball
Vai Sikahema Inducted to BYU Hall of Fame
Gary Tan bio
Justin Wilcock bio
Utah diver has golden courage
Diogo de Oliveira Yabe bio
Olympics end for BYU swimmers and divers
Young Punches Ticket To Athens
Guard Young Bio From BYU Years
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