Olympics: Brazil advances in women’s indoor volleyball

By Dialogo
August 08, 2012

LONDON – Here’s what you might have missed in recent Olympic action:
Brazil’s women’s beach volleyball: The top-seeded duo of Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa França were upset 2-1 by Americans Jennifer Kessy and April Ross. The Brazilians fall to the bronze medal game against China on Aug. 8.
Brazil’s men’s beach volleyball: Emanuel Rego and Alison Cerutti defeated Latvia 2-0 to advance to the final against Germany’s Jonas Reckermann and Julius Brink, who bested the Netherlands, 2-0. The gold medal match is set for Aug. 9.
Brazil’s women’s indoor volleyball: The team reached the semifinals on Aug. 9 by rallying to win the fourth and fifth sets of a 3-2 victory over Russia. Brazil will face Japan, which posted a 3-2 win over China.
Ecuador’s Alex Quiñones: He posted the fastest time in the first round of the 200-meter dash, finishing in 20.28 seconds, just ahead of Jamaica’s Warren Weir (20.29), Yohan Blake (20.38) and Usain Bolt (20.39), who also advanced to the semifinals on Aug. 8. The runners with the eight best times in the 24-man field run for gold on Aug. 9.
Here’s what you should keep an eye on Aug. 9:
Men’s sailing: Argentine sailors Juan De La Fuente and Lucas Calabrese were one of just 10 teams that qualified for the medal race in the 470 class of the fleet racing competition at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.
Men’s canoe: The Cuban team of Serguey Torres Madrigal and José Carlos Bulnes qualified for Final A and a chance to win a medal in the C2 1000 meters with a time of 3:41.619.