beijing scorecard maryland athletes

August 24, 2008

Michael Phelps

Rodgers Forge

Age: 23

Event: Swimming

Results: He simply became the greatest Olympian of all time by winning eight gold medals in a single Games, breaking Mark Spitz's record of seven, and he has won 14 career gold medals, surpassing the all-time mark of nine by four different athletes, including himself.

Katie Hoff


Age: 19

Event: Swimming

Results: Won her first career medals, taking a silver in the 400 freestyle, where she was out-touched at the wall, and two bronze, in the 400 individual medley and 800 free relay. She failed to medal in three events, taking two fourths (200 free and 200 IM) and not making it out of the preliminaries in the 800 free, considered one of her stronger events. While some might consider her performance disappointing, she won three medals and served notice for future Olympics.

Carmelo Anthony


Age: 24

Event: Basketball

Results: The Redeem Team is destroying everyone in its path. Anthony has started every game during the Olympic tournament, and he scored 21 points Friday to lead Team USA past Argentina and into the final against Spain.

Natalie Woolfolk


Age: 24

Event: Weightlifting

Results: The Broadneck High graduate finished 12th in her weight class and had the time of her life. She lifted 218 pounds in the snatch and 251 in the clean and jerk. A failed attempt at 223 pounds would have given her American records in her weight class for the snatch and overall total.

Mechelle Lewis

Fort Washington

Age: 27

Event: Track and field

Results: The women's 400-meter relay team was disqualified in the preliminaries. She lost her medal shot when teammates Torri Edwards and Lauryn Williams dropped the baton on their exchange because Williams couldn't close her hand around it.

Jamie Schroeder


Age: 26

Event: Quadruple sculls

Results: Schroeder and teammates Scott Gault (Piedmont, Calif.), Sam Stitt (McLean, Va.) and Matt Hughes (Ludington, Mich.) finished fifth with a time of 5 minutes, 47.64 seconds. Poland, the three-time defending world champion, led from start to finish, finishing at 5:41.33 to defeat Italy by 2.24 seconds. France won the bronze medal.

Scott Parsons


Age: 29

Event: Kayak

Results: In the slalom kayak on Monday, Parsons was third for the United States after the first run but missed a gate on the second run, resulting in a penalty and putting him 20th of 21. This was Parsons' second Olympics after finishing sixth in Athens in 2004.

Khankham "Bob" Malaythong


Age: 27

Event: Badminton

Results: In the quarterfinals - the furthest an American team has reached - Malaythong and his partner, Howard Bach, fell to China after dropping the first eight points of the opening set and eventually losing, 21-9, 21-10. But the strides made in badminton give Malaythong hope for the future. He plans to move to Boston, where he'll coach a youth program.

Gao Jun


Age: 39

Event: Table tennis

Results: She reached the round of 16, on the ninth day of competition, before losing to Wu Xue of the Dominican Republic, 12-10, 11-8, 6-11, 11-3, 8-11, 12-14, 11-9, in an hourlong match. Gao won a silver medal for China at the 1992 Barcelona Games before coming to the United States.

Gary Russell Jr.

Capitol Heights

Age: 20

Event: Boxing

Results: The 5-foot-5 Russell boxes in the bantamweight class, but his Olympics ended before they started. He was found passed out after trying to make weight, and he was not allowed to box.

Georgia Gould


Age: 28

Event: Mountain biking

Results: Gould, who was raised in Baltimore and attended Roland Park Country School, finished eighth yesterday in the cross-country mountain bike races. The event was delayed a day in Beijing because of torrential rains.

Dina Rizzo

University of Maryland

Age: 28

Event: Field hockey

Results: A former All-American at Maryland who has returned to College Park as a volunteer assistant coach, she played in her first Olympics in Beijing. The U.S. team went 1-3-1 in Class B and did not advance to the medal round. Rizzo, a forward, had two shots during the tournament.

Keli Smith

University of Maryland

Age: 29

Event: Field hockey

Results: Playing in her first Olympics, the former All-American at Maryland scored three goals in the tournament, including two against New Zealand in Team USA's lone victory, 4-1. She was one of the offensive standouts for the United States.

Lauren Powley

University of Maryland

Age: 24

Event: Field hockey

Results: A midfielder, Powley saw enough action to get a yellow card and take one shot against Spain. She was also playing in her first Olympics.

Kerry McCoy

University of Maryland

Age: 34

Event: Freestyle wrestling coach

Results: McCoy, who was named Maryland's wrestling coach in March, helped coach the U.S. team in Beijing. He competed in two Olympics, finishing fifth in 2000 and seventh in 2004. Seven U.S. freestyle wrestlers combined for one medal, a gold by Henry Cejudo.

Jay Antonelli

Naval Academy

Age: 37

Event: Greco-Roman wrestling coach

Results: U.S. Greco-Roman wrestlers won a bronze medal, by Adam Wheeler, a former Coast Guardsman, in the 211.5-pound class.

Maurice Edu

University of Maryland

Age: 22

Event: Soccer

Results: Started and played all 270 minutes for the U.S. team that went 1-1-1 and failed to advance to the quarterfinals. Was a stalwart on defense for the United States.

Robbie Rogers

University of Maryland

Age: 21

Event: Soccer

Results: Played 241 out of a possible 270 minutes. The forward did not score but had two shots on goal.

Chris Seitz

University of Maryland

Age: 21

Event: Soccer

Results: Did not receive action behind U.S. goalkeeper Brad Guzan.

Bill Ward

St. Mary's College

Age: Unknown

Event: Sailing coach

Results: The coach of Olympic Laser sailor Andrew Campbell. Campbell finished out of medal contention.

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