BTN tracked the Big Ten names competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics as U.S. swimmers Peter Vanderkaay, Davis Tarwater, Matt Grevers and Connor Jaeger contributed a U.S. swim journal together. Plus, check out other journals from:
Former Iowa standout runner Diane Nukuri Johnson is running for Burundi in the 2012 London Olympics. She’s also one of our Big Ten names chronicling their Olympic adventures for BTN.com, and this time she tells us what it was like to prepare for the trip to London and how she wound up carrying the flag for Burundi on Friday night. Find more journals here.
With the Olympics off to a roaring start, we’ve been keeping our eyes on the Twitter accounts for any Big Ten name competing in London. Have a look at a few choice tweets from over the weekend, and see the entire list of Big Ten names involved in the post below.
Kelci Bryant, the 23-year-old two-time NCAA diving champion from the University of Minnesota swim team and a five-time national champion, landed gold as she and diving partner Abigail Johnston finished second Sunday in the women’s 3-meter synchronized diving. Bryant and Johnston became the first Americans to win an Olympic medal in diving since the 2000 Sydney Games.
Gia Lewis-Smallwood is a former discus thrower at Illinois who recently qualified for the 2012 London Olympics as a member of Team USA. In her second Big Ten Olympic journal for BTN.com, she writes about what it’s like to be in London. Read her first entry in this post and find more Big Ten Olympic journals here.
As a dual citizen of the U.S. and France, Indiana swimmer Margaux Farrell is competing for France in the 2012 Summer Olympics. In her latest Big Ten Olympic Journal entry, Farrell describes arriving in London and getting introduced to the Olympic pool. Read her journal entry among others in our Big Ten Olympic section.
Former star Illini soccer player Emily Zurrer sends back her latest update as part of our ongoing Big Ten Olympic Journals for the 2012 Summer Olympics. In this post, she describe the days leading up to Canada’s Olympic game and she has a little bad news to report.
The Big Ten Conference and member schools released their official lists of all Big Ten names past and present competing in the upcoming 2012 London Summer Olympics, which open this Friday. The list includes the handful of Big Ten athletes contributing Olympic journals to BTN.com, featuring an entertaining band of Big Ten swimmers. Find the official list by school in this post and click on the linked names to find the latest journals from those athletes.
Felix Aronovich is a Penn State gymnast competing for Israel in the upcoming Summer Olympics and in his second Big ten Olympic Journal entry he details his taring reguimen, among other things. Go back and read his first entry, then read his latest update in the post below.
As a dual citizen of the U.S. and France, Indiana swimmer Margaux Farrell is competing for France in the 2012 Summer Olympics. In her latest Big Ten Olympic Journal entry, Farrell details her latest travels, her training, and how she felt was handed her first official Olympic swim cap. “I realized, “This is it,” Farrell writes. “It’s here!” Read her journal entry among others in our Big Ten Olympic section.
The latest update to our Big Ten Olympic Journal is in and it comes from Michigan swimmer and U.S. Olympian Connor Jaeger, who describes the team’s training regimen and one dinner outing during their training stop in France. As one of four Big Ten names on the U.S. swimming team sending back journals, Jaeger follows up on some amusing team introductions from Peter Vanderkaay as well as a funny note from Davis Tarwater.
Northwestern head wrestling coach Drew Pariano and associate head coach Tim Cysewski are headed to London to support two-time NCAA champion and 2009 Hodge Trophy winner Jake Herbert who is wrestling for the U.S.. Pariano will provide blog updates to NUsports.com while BTN.com will also publish the updates. Get more details at NUsports.com and find all of BTN.com’s Big Ten Olympic Journals from all of our Big Ten Olympians over here. Our full BTN.com Olympic section with update and links is available, too.
Former star Illini soccer player Emily Zurrer sends back her latest update as part of our ongoing Big Ten Olympic Journals for the 2012 Summer Olympics. In this post, our member of the Canadian’s women’s soccer steam describes life in the mountains of Switzerland and how she celebrated a big birthday.