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The 2012 Games so far

30 July 2012

The London Olympic Games has seen a large number of Loughborough linked athletes compete in various sporting events over the past couple of days.

The Games kicked off last Wednesday with the Team GB Women's football team, which saw a number of ex-Loughborough based girls take to the pitch, including goal scorer Stephanie Houghton.

The girls achieved their first ever win on the Olympic stage and followed this up on 28 Saturday with a 3-0 win against Cameroon to make the quarter finals of the competition with a game in hand.

Over the weekend many Loughborough connected athletes competed at the Games including Laura Unsworth, Nicola White and Hannah MacLeod who all played on the Sunday evening for Team GB Women's hockey team, securing a 4-0 win against Japan.

Saturday morning was an early start for many, including Loughborough based Sam Oldham in the men's Artistic Gymnastics team qualifying round in which the team qualified in third place.

Also in action were the swimmers where a number of Loughborough-linked swimmers took part. Amy Smith, Fran Halsall and Cailtin McClatchey were part of the 4x100m Freestyle relay team that qualified for the finals on Saturday 28, coming in fifth as Australia took the Gold.

Liam Tancock soared through the men’s 100m backstroke heats and semi finals, and will be competing today in the final at around 8.10pm

Other teams in action in which Loughborough have an interest included the women's volleyball who lost a closely fought three sets with Russia, and the men's handball team in which John Pearce had a part to play in Team GB's come back against France in the final 10 minutes.

GB Basketballers Julie Page and Luol Deng played their first games over the weekend, with the GB women’s team being defeated by Australia 38-49 and the men’s team losing to Russia 75-95.

Big news of the weekend include Rebecca Adlington winning bronze in the women's 400m freestyle, Lizzie Armitstead winning Silver in the women's cycling road race and the men's football team getting their first win over the UAE at Wembley.

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