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UA Olympic Update
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: August 23, 2008
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Aug. 23, 2008

UA Olympic Notes for Saturday, Aug. 23

** The U.S. baseball team won the bronze medal after defeating Japan, 8-4. The Americans broke the game open with four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, two of those came courtesy of a two-run home run by the UA's Jason Donald. Donald finished the contest 2-for-2 with two RBI and two walks. The U.S. shortstop finished the Olympics with a team-leading .381 batting average (8-for-21) to go with a double, home run and five RBI.

** Outside hitter Kim Glass and the U.S. women's volleyball team lost, 3-1, to Brazil in the gold-medal match. Game scores were 25-18, 18-25, 25-13 and 25-21. Glass scored six points and added four kills in the match. The U.S. finished the competition with a 6-2 record and the silver medal equals the best finish for the program (silver, 1984, Los Angeles).

** Bernard Lagat finished in ninth place in the final of the men's 5,000-meter run with a time of 12:26.89. Lagat, who trains in Tucson under UA coach James Li, finished behind gold medalist Kenenisa Bekele of Ethopia, who won the race in a time of 12:57.82.

Olympic Schedule for Sunday, Aug. 24

Men's Basketball

Bronze-Medal game: Lithuania v. Argentina

Closing Ceremonies

approx. 9:30 p.m. PDT

For specific events and times, please check the official 2008 Beijing Olympic schedule at http://en.beijing2008.cn.

For Broadcast Information: NBC-TV plans 1,400 hours of broadcast coverage of the 2008 Beijing Games on a number of channels, including NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, USA Network, Universal HD, Oxygen and Telemundo. Additionally, 2,200 hours of coverage will be available on-line. For specific broadcast information, please go to http://www.nbcolympics.com.

UA Medal Count

Gold Silver Bronze Total

0 3 1 4

Lacey Nymeyer, USA; women's 4x100-meter relay team (silver) Jennie Finch, Lovieanne Jung, Caitlin Lowe, USA; softball (silver) Kim Glass, USA; volleyball (silver) Jason Donald, USA; baseball (bronze)

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