Olympics: Mexican divers Castillo, Sánchez take seventh

By Dialogo
August 02, 2012

LONDON – Here’s what you might have missed from Wednesday’s Olympic action:

Mexico’s Yahel Castillo and Julián Sánchez: The divers placed seventh in the 3-meter synchronized platform with 415.14 points. China’s Qin Kai and Luo Yutong won gold with 477 points, followed by Russia’s Ilya Zakharov and Evgeniy Kuznetsov (459.63) and the United States’ Troy Dumais and Kristian Ipsen (446.7). The Ukraine’s Oleksiy Prygorov and Illya Kvasha placed fourth (434.22), followed by Great Britain’s Chris Mears and Nicholas Robinson-Baker (432.6) and Canada’s Alexandre Despatie and Reuben Ross (421.83).

Brazil’s César Cielo: He placed sixth in the 100-meter freestyle after he took bronze in the event four years ago in Beijing. The United States’ Nathan Adrian won the gold in 47.52 seconds, just ahead of James Magnussen of Australia (47.53) and Canada’s Brent Hayden (47.80). France’s Yannick Agnel took fourth in 47.84, followed by Sebastiaan Verschuren of the Netherlands (47.88) and Cielo (47.92). Cuba’s Hanser García placed seventh in 48.04.

Here’s what you should keep an eye on Aug. 3:

Brazil’s women’s soccer team vs. Japan: Brazil, which has won the silver medal in each of the past two Olympics, faces Japan in the quarterfinals. Brazil, which finished second in Group E with wins over New Zealand and Cameroon and a loss to Great Britain, should be tested by the Japanese, which advanced out of Group F with a win and two ties.

Brazil’s women’s basketball team vs. Canada: Brazil looks for its first win in Group B play. The women are coming off a 67-61 loss to Australia on Aug. 1 in a game in which Karla Costa scored 22 points and Érika De Souza added 11. Brazil opened its tournament with a 73-58 loss to France and a 69-59 loss to Russia. Canada, which is coming off a 64-60 loss to France, opened its tournament with a loss to Russia before defeating Great Britain.