Florida Gators at the 2016 Rio Olympics: Live tracker, results, medal count

By Adam Silverstein
August 1, 2016
Florida Gators at the 2016 Rio Olympics: Live tracker, results, medal count
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Welcome to OnlyGators.com‘s home for 19 days worth of coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics, which consists of events spanning Aug. 3-21. There will be 30 Florida Gators athletes competing in as many as 44 separate events across four sports.

Visit this page any time day or night for results, updated medal counts, schedules, stories and much more. Be sure to check out the fixed features on the sidebar to the right as well as all of the information contained on this constantly updated page.

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Saturday, August 20

Track & field — finals

Arman Hall, Tony McQuay (United States) — 4x400m relay — 1st (2:57.30)
– Hall and McQuay ran the first two legs for the Americans. McQuay captured silver in this event during the 2012 London Olympics, while Hall is competing in his first Olympics. FULL STORY

Novlene Williams-Mills (Jamaica) — 4x400m relay — 2nd (3:20.34)
– Williams-Mills ran anchor for Jamaica. She now has four medals in the 4x400m relay with a silver in Beijing (2008) and bronze in Athens (2004) and London (2012). She has never won an Olympic gold medal. FULL STORY

Volleyball — medal match

United States def. Netherlands 3-1 (25-23, 25-27, 25-22, 25-19)
– Kelly Murphy scored seven points for the Americans in the bronze medal match and was one of the top scorers for the United States throughout the Olympics. FULL STORY

Golf — Round 4

Sandra Gal (Germany) — T25
– Gal finished 15 shots back of the gold medal winner after posting back-to-back 69s in the final two rounds on Friday and Saturday.


Friday, August 19

Track & field — finals

Genevieve LaCaze (Australia) — 5,000m — 11th (15:10.35)
– LaCaze ran a personal-best time in the 5,000m — just as she did in the 3,000m steeplechase earlier in the Olympics — but did not come close to the medal stand.

Track & field — preliminaries

Arman Hall, Tony McQuay (United States) — 4x400m relay — 2:58.38
– Hall and McQuay ran the first two legs for the Americans, which finished second in their heat and the round, advancing to the finals on Saturday night. McQuay captured silver in this event during the 2012 London Olympics, while Hall is competing in his first Olympics.

Novlene Williams-Mills (Jamaica) — 4x400m relay — 3:22.38
– Williams-Mills ran anchor for Jamaica, which won its heat and finished second overall in the round, advancing to the finals on Saturday night. She has silver (2008 Beijing) and bronze (2004 Athens, 2012 London) in this event and is looking for her first career Olympic gold medal.

Golf — Round 3

Sandra Gal (Germany) — T26 (4 over)
– Gal posted a 69 on Friday, the seventh-best score of the day, and is now 12 shots back of the leader through the first three rounds>


Thursday, August 18

Volleyball — semifinals

Serbia def. United States 3-2 (20-25, 25-17, 25-21, 16-25, 15-13)
– Kelly Murphy posted seven points (six spikes) as the top-seeded Americans were shocked in an upset loss. Team USA is now 4-1 in the Olympics and will next vie for a bronze medal.

Track & field — finals

Stipe Žunić (Croatia) — shot put — 11th (20.04m)
– Žunić qualified in the eighth spot but finished well outside the podium.

Kerron Clement — 400m hurdles — 1st (47.73)
– Clement, who won silver in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, brings home the first solo gold medal of his career. FULL STORY

Golf — Round 2

Sandra Gal (Germany) — 43rd (5 over)
– Gal shot a 74 on Thursday, putting her five over through the first two rounds and 14 strokes off the lead.

Track & field — qualifications

Stipe Žunić (Croatia) — shot put — 20.52m
– Žunić finished eighth in the preliminary round, advancing to the finals Thursday night.

Kemal Mesic (Bosnia & Herzegovina) — shot put — 18.84m
– Mesic finished 30th in the preliminary round and did not advance to the final.


Wednesday, August 17

Golf — Round 1

Sandra Gal (Germany) — T26 (1 over)
– Gal shot a 71 on Wednesday, putting her six strokes back of the leader.


Tuesday, August 16

Track & field — semifinals

Kerron Clement — 400m hurdles — 48.26
– Clement raced a season-best time and won his semifinal, automatically qualifying for the finals on Thursday morning. He won silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in this event.

Track & field — finals

Christian Taylor (United States) — triple jump — 1st (17.86m)
Will Claye (United States) — triple jump — 2nd (17.76m)
– Taylor and Claye defended their medals from the 2012 London Olympics, once again finishing 1-2 in the triple jump. FULL STORY

Track & field — heats

Shara Proctor (Great Britain) — long jump — 6.36m
– Proctor finished 21st in the preliminary heats and did not advance.

Genevieve LaCaze (Australia) — 5,000m — 15:20.45
– LaCaze finished seventh in her heat and 12th in the round, advancing to the finals Friday night.


Monday, August 15

Track & field — finals

Genevieve LaCaze (Australia) — 3,000m steeplechase — 9th (9:21.21)
– LaCaze will also compete in the 5,000m, beginning on Tuesday.

Track & field — heats

Christian Taylor (United States) — triple jump — 17.24m
– The reigning gold medalist, Taylor only needed one jump to wind up as the top qualifier in the preliminary round. He will jump for a medal Tuesday morning.

Will Claye (United States) — triple jump — 17.05m
– The reigning silver medalist, Claye qualified in the third spot. He actually out-jumped Taylor at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials earlier in the summer. He will jump for a medal Tuesday morning.

Kerron Clement (United States) — 400m hurdles — 49.17 seconds
– Clement placed third in his heat and 16th in the round, advancing to the semifinals Tuesday night. Clement won silver in the 400m hurdles and gold in the 4x400m relay at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He placed eighth in the 400m hurdles at the 2012 London Olympics.

Eddie Lovett (U.S. Virgin Islands) — 110m hurdles — 13.77 seconds
– Lovett finished eighth in his heat and did not qualify.


Sunday, August 14

Volleyball

United States def. China 3-1 (22-25, 25-17, 25-19, 25-19)
– Kelly Murphy posted 13 points (11 spikes, nine kills) in her third-best performance in pool play. The Americans improved to 4-0 and are the top seed coming out of Group B.

Italy def. Puerto Rico 3-0 (25-14, 25-13, 25-22)
– Aurea Cruz had four points for Puerto Rico, which went winless (0-4) in the Olympics and has been eliminated after pool play.


Saturday, August 13

Swimming — finals

United States — 4x100m medley relay — 1st (3:27.95)
– Caeleb Dressel competed in the heat for this event and will therefore win a gold medal along with the rest of the Americans. The 3:27.95 time set an Olympic record in what was also the final race of Michael Phelps’s career.

Track & field — semifinals

Andres Arroyo (Puerto Rico) — 800m — 1:46.74
– Arroyo placed 22nd out of 24 in the heat round and did not advance to the finals.

Track & field — heats

Genevieve LaCaze (Australia) — 3,000m steeplechase — 9:26.25
– LaCaze finished second in her heat and 11th in the round, qualifying for the finals on Monday.


Friday, August 12

Swimming — heats

Caeleb Dressel (United States) — 4x100m medley relay — 3:31.83
– Dressel was named a surprise entrant for the Americans and swam freestyle as anchor, helping the U.S. finish first in its heat and second overall, advancing to the finals Saturday night. Dressel is not expected to swim in the final, but he will be in line for a medal either way as part of the relay team.

Volleyball

United States def. Italy 3-1 (25-22, 25-22, 23-25, 25-20)
– Kelly Murphy posted six points for the U.S. team for the second-straight match. The Americans improved to 4-0 in the Olympics.

Netherlands def. Puerto Rico 3-0 (25-14, 25-22, 25-16)
– Aurea Cruz posted six points as he country lost its fourth straight match.

Track & field — heats

Andres Arroyo (Puerto Rico) — 800m — 1:46.17
– Arroyo placed 11th overall in the heat round, advancing to the semifinals on Saturday.


Thursday, August 11

Swimming — recap

Florida swimmers won four medals in the Olympics, including two golds, one silver and one bronze. Three of those (two golds, one bronze) were won for the United States, while the silver was brought home to Great Britain. Gators won seven swimming medals in the 2012 London Olympics, five by Ryan Lochte and two by Elizabeth Beisel.

Swimming — finals

Ryan Lochte (United States) — 200m individual medley — 5th (1:57.47)
– Lochte, the world record holder in this event, led after 100 meters but ultimately fell behind over the final 50 meters. He was clearly dejected after the race. “It’s been a long journey. I just wish I did a little better. I felt great before the race. I guess I just didn’t have it tonight. Kind of bummed, but I gave it my all, and that’s all I can ask for,” he said. He later added: “Who knows? I might be back.”

Dan Wallace (Great Britain) — 200m individual medley — 8th (1:58.54)
– Wallace finished last in the final field after placing fifth in the semifinals.


Wednesday, August 10

Swimming — finals

Caeleb Dressel (United States) — 100m freestyle — 6th (48.02)
– Dressel looked like he had a chance to medal and was second after 50 meters but faltered down the stretch, finishing sixth and out of contention.

Swimming — semifinals

Ryan Lochte (United States) — 200m individual medley — 2nd (1:56.28)
– Lochte finished second in his heat and the round (behind Michael Phelps), advancing to the finals Thursday night. The Lochte vs. Phelps rivalry in the 200m IM continues and may reach its conclusion in Lochte’s final event of the Rio Olympics.
Dan Wallace (Great Britain) — 200m individual medley — 5th (1:57.97)
– Wallace finished fourth in his heat and fifth in the round, advancing to the finals Thursday night.

Hrafnhildur Lúthersdóttir (Iceland) — 200m breaststroke — 11th (2:24.41)
– Lúthersdóttir finished fifth in her heat and 11th in the round, failing to advance to the finals.

Corey Main (New Zealand) — 200m backstroke — 16th (1:58.08)
– Main finished last in his heat and the semifinal round and did not qualify for Thursday’s final.

Volleyball

United States def. Serbia 3-1 (25-17, 21-25, 25-18, 25-19)
– Kelly Murphy posted six points for the U.S> team, her lowest output thus far as the Americans improved to 3-0 in the Olympics.

China def. Puerto Rico 3-0
– Aurea Cruz posted a team-high nine points for Puerto Rico, matching her best performance of the Summer Games, though her country lost its third straight match.

Swimming — heats

Melania Costa-Schmid (Spain) — 4x200m freestyle relay — 8:03.74
– Costa-Schmid and Spain placed eighth in their heat and last overall, failing to qualify for the finals.

Ryan Lochte (United States) — 200m individual medley — 1st (1:57.38)
– Lochte finished first in his heat and the round, advancing to the semifinals Wednesday night.
Dan Wallace (Great Britain) — 200m individual medley — 11th (1:59.44)
– Wallace finished fourth in his heat, 11th in the round, advancing to the semifinals Wednesday night.
Eduardo Solaeche Gomez — 200m individual medley — 14th (1:59.67)
– Solaeche Gomez finished fifth in his heat, 14th in the round, advancing to the semifinals Wednesday night.

Hrafnhildur Lúthersdóttir (Iceland) — 200m breaststroke — 10th (2:24.43)
– Lúthersdóttir finished fourth in her heat and 10th in the round, advancing to the semifinals Wednesday night.

Corey Main (New Zealand) — 200m backstroke — 15th (1:57.51)
– Main finished sixth in his heat and second-to-last in the heat round, advancing to the semifinal Wednesday night.
Rex Tullius (U.S. Virgin Islands) — 200m backstroke — 1:59.14
Omar Pinzon (Colombia) — 200m backstroke — 1:59.69
– Tullius finished second in his heat, Pinzon sixth in his, but neither qualified for the semifinals.


Tuesday, August 9

Swimming — finals

Conor Dwyer, Ryan Lochte (United States) — 4x200m freestyle relay — 1st (7:00.66)
– Dwyer (1:45.23) and Lochte (1:46.03) ran the first and third leg of the race, leading the Americans to their fourth-straight gold medal in the event and a victory by 2.53 seconds. FULL STORY

Dan Wallace (Great Britain) — 4x200m freestyle relay — 2nd (7:03.13)
– Wallace (1:46.26) swam the third leg for Great Britain, which finished well behind the Americans but still took second place in the race. It is Wallace’s first Olympic medal. FULL STORY

Swimming — semifinals

Caeleb Dressel (United States) — 100m freestyle — 5th (47.97)
– Dressel finished third in his semifinal heat, advancing to the final Wednesday night.

Swimming — heats

Ryan Lochte, Conor Dwyer (United States) — 4x200m freestyle relay — 7:06.74
– The Americans won their heat and placed second in the round with Lochte swimming a split of 1:45.80. He will enter tonight’s final and may be joined by Dwyer, who did not participate in the heat but won bronze in the 200m freestyle last night.
Dan Wallace (Great Britain) — 4x200m freestyle relay — 7:06.31
– Wallace posted a split of 1:46.39 and advances to Tuesday’s final.

Mitch D’Arrigo (Italy) — 4x200m freestyle relay — 7:09.20
Jan Switkowski (Poland) — 4x200m freestyle relay — 7:11.11
Sebastien Rousseau (South Africa) — 4x200m freestyle relay — 7:12.61
– D’Arrigo posted a split of 1:47.65, while Switkowski swam in 1:47.95 and Rousseau in 1:48.35. Neither Italy, Poland nor South Africa qualified for the final.

Caeleb Dressel (United States) — 100m freestyle — 47.91
– Dressel finished second in the heat round, advancing to the semifinals Tuesday night.


Monday, August 8

Swimming — finals

Conor Dwyer (United States) — 200m freestyle — 3rd (1:45.23)
– Dwyer came 0.03 seconds short of silver but still picked up his first solo Olympic medal and first solo medal since the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona. It is the second medal for the Gators at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Volleyball

United States def. Netherlands 3-2
– Kelly Murphy led the U.S. again with a team-high 18 points as the Americans improved to 2-0 in the Olympics.

Serbia def. Puerto Rico 3-0
– Aurea Cruz posted nine points for Puerto Rico, giving her 17 in two pool matches thus far in Rio.

Swimming — heats

Melania Costa-Schmid (Spain) — 200m freestyle — 1:58.19
– Costa-Schmid finished fifth in her heat and did not qualify for the semifinals.

Sebastien Rousseau (South Africa) — 200m butterfly — 1:57.33
Jan Switkowski (Poland) — 200m butterfly — 1:56.73
– Switkowski (sixth) and Rousseau (eighth) did not perform well in their heat and did not qualify for the semifinals.


Sunday, August 7

Swimming — finals

Caeleb Dressel (United States) — 4x100m freestyle relay — 1st (3:09.92)
– Dressel swam the opening leg in 48.10 and had the Americans in second place before his teammates helped clinch his first career Olympic medal and the first medal for Florida at the 2016 Rio Olympics. FULL STORY

Swimming — semifinals

Conor Dwyer (United States) — 200m freestyle — 3rd (1:45.55)
– Dwyer won his semifinal heat and is advancing to the finals on Monday.

Hrafnhildur Lúthersdóttir (Iceland) — 100m breaststroke — 7th (1:06.71)
– Lúthersdóttir finished fifth in her semifinal heat. As such, she becomes the first Icelandic woman to compete in an Olympic swimming final.

Corey Main (New Zealand) — 100m backstroke — 54.29
– Main finished seventh in his semifinal heat and did not qualify for the finals.

Swimming — heats

Caeleb Dressel (United States) — 4×100 freestyle relay — DNP
– Dressel did not participate in the heat but was chosen for the finals Sunday night.

Melania Costa-Schmid (Spain) — 400m freestyle — 4:08.96
– Costa-Schmid finished fifth in her heat and did not qualify for the finals.

Corey Main (New Zealand) — 100m backstroke — 53.99
– Main finished 16th in his heat round, advancing to the semifinals Sunday night.

Hrafnhildur Lúthersdóttir (Iceland) — 100m breaststroke — 1:06.81
– Lúthersdóttir finished ninth in her heat round, advancing to the semifinals Sunday night.

Conor Dwyer (United States) — 200m freestyle — 1:45.95
– Dwyer finished fourth in his heat round, advancing to the semifinals Sunday night.

Mitch D’Arrigo (Italy) — 200m freestyle — 1:47.46
– D’Arrigo finished fourth in his heat and did not qualify for the semifinals.



Saturday, August 6


Swimming — finals

Conor Dwyer (United States) — 400m freestyle — 4th (3:44.01)
– Dwyer finished fifth in this event in the 2012 London Olympics.

Elizabeth Beisel (United States) — 400m IM — 6th (4:34.98)
– Beisel won a silver medal in this event in the 2012 London Olympics.

Volleyball

United States def. Puerto Rico 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-17)
– Kelly Murphy (USA) tied a team-high with 14 points (13 spikes, one block) as Aurea Cruz (Puerto Rico) fell with eight points (eight spikes) in the pool match.

Swimming — heats

Elizabeth Beisel (United States) — 400m IM — 4:34.38
– Beisel finished sixth in the heat round, advancing to the finals Saturday night.

Conor Dwyer (United States) — 400m freestyle — 3:43.42
– Dwyer finished first in the heat round, advancing to the finals Saturday night.

Sebastien Rousseau (South Africa) — 400m IM — 4:18.72
– Rousseau finished seventh in his heat and did not qualify for the finals.

Melania Costa-Schmid (Spain) — 4x100m freestyle relay — 3:40.46
– Spain finished 13th in qualifying and did not advance to the finals.



Friday, August 5


The opening ceremony is set to get underway and there’s already some Gator Chomping going on with volleyball players Aurea Cruz (Puerto Rico) and Kelly Murphy (United States).



Wednesday, August 3


In a news item we missed from July 29, long jumper Marquis Dendy (track & field, United States) will not compete in the Olympics as he has withdrawn due to a right leg injury. Dendy was the fourth-place qualifier at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials but earned a spot because fellow Gators jumper Will Claye did not meet the Olympic standard mark in the event. Therefore, Florida goes from having two potential long jumping medalists to none in Rio.



Tuesday, August 2


The Gator Chomps are already going down in Rio. Here’s Aurea Cruz (volleyball, Puerto Rico) and Ryan Lochte (swimming, United States) getting it done. Photo via Aurea Cruz

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