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All Allman had to do was wait for five more laps and the rain delay.

She won by 2.12 meters over Germany’s Kristin Pudenz, who clocked a personal best of 66.86 on her penultimate attempt.

Reigning gold medalist Katerina Stefanidi broke through the first two heights of the pole vault preliminary round and had not yet made a turn before the rain arrived.

Stefanidi scored 4.55, tying 14 other competitors with the highest score and who all advance to the final.

Current events have proceeded as planned. Elise Cranny clocked her best time of the season in 14: 55.98 and was 13th in the women’s 5000m final, the last scheduled event of the day.

Former Stanford Steven Solomon, who represents Australia, was third in the second wave of the 400-meter semi-final. He was clocked in 45.15, narrowly missing a place in the final.

Volleyball

Foluke Akinradewo was one of five Americans to register at least 10 points. Photo taken on October 4, 2018 by the FIVB.

The United States Women’s National Team survived their match against Italy without one of their best players, beating the Italians 21-25, 25-16, 25-27, 25-16, 15-12 on Monday on the last day of preliminaries in Ariake. Arena.

With Jordan Thompson out with a sprained ankle, the Americans relied on a team attack to pass Italy.

Former Stanford star Foluke Akinradewo recorded 10 points on six assists and four blocks, one of five American players to hit double digits in the game.

Andrea Drews led the way with 22 points, followed by Michelle Bartsch-Hackley with 17, Jordan Larson with 13 and Haleigh Washington with 11.

Akinradewo, who holds Stanford’s all-time hitting percentage record (0.446), and Washington are tied for the team lead in blocks.

The Americans are 4-1 in the preliminary game and advance to the quarter-finals, which will be played on Wednesday, as the top team in Group A.

Beach volleyball

Americans Alix Klineman and April Ross advanced to the quarter-finals with a 21-17, 21-15 victory over Cubans Lidinny Echevarria Benitez and Leila Consuelo Martinez Ortega on Monday at Shiokaze Park.

Klineman, a four-time All-American at Stanford, is one of only two Cardinal players with more than 2,000 kills. When she graduated in 2010 (and was named National Player of the Year), she placed fifth all-time in the then-Pac-10.

Klineman recorded 39 game wins against Arizona State in 2010, tied for second (with Logan Tom) in just one game in school history.

Ross, who owns an Olympic silver and bronze medal, helped USC win back-to-back national titles and was a three-time All-American.

Klineman recorded nine kills and one block against the Cubans, who held their only lead in the first set at 6-5.

The United States held a 15-14 advantage before winning four of the next five points to take control of the set.

The Cubans scored six of the opening seven points of the second set and were leading 9-5 when Klineman recorded back-to-back kills to spark a six-point rally that kept the Americans in the lead.

Klineman and Ross move forward to meet Germans Laura Ludwig and Margarita Kozuch on Tuesday morning.

The Germans, ranked ninth in the world, qualified with a surprise straight-set victory over World No.1 Brazilian Agatha Bednarczuk and Eduarda Santos Lisboa 21-19, 19-21, 16-14.

Water polo

The United States Men’s National Team lost a 14-5 decision to Greece on the final day of prelims at the Tatsumi Water Polo Center on Monday.

Former Stanford star Alex Bowen scored for the Americans, who fell to 2-3 in Group A.

Stanford graduates Drew Holland, Ben Hallock and Dylan Woodhead all entered the competition.

Baseball

Stanford product Jeremy Bleich made his third Olympics appearance for Israel, entering the pitch with five runs and no outs in the fifth. He allowed a home run but was out of the set.

It didn’t matter as Korea beat Israel 11-1 on Monday at Yokohama Baseball Stadium in the second round of the competition. Former major leaguer Danny Valencia led in the Israel race.

Table tennis

Lily Zhang in San Francisco on July 21, 2016. Photo by Veronica Weber.

Palo Alto graduate Lily Zhang and teammate Juan Liu lost their doubles match 11-6, 6-11, 6-11, 12-10, 11-8 in the team competition Sunday at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gym. Chinese Taipei beat the United States 3-0.

Zhang, in his third Olympics, was also scheduled to play in a singles match, which was called off after Chinese Taipei secured the victory.

Football

Former US UCLA star Jessie Fleming converted a 74th-minute penalty and Canada beat the US Women’s National Team 1-0 in the semifinals.

Canada defeated the United States for the first time in 20 years and will play its first Olympic final against Sweden.

Canada, who allowed three regulation goals in five games, went 1-0-2 in the preliminaries and advanced to the semifinals in a shootout.

The US outscored the Canadians 13-4, including 4-2 on goal, but failed to pass the ball past Canadian goaltender Stephanie Labbe, who played in college in Connecticut.

Sacred Heart Prep product Tierna Davidson played the 90 minutes and former Stanford All-American Kelley O’Hara played 80 minutes.

Christen Press, who played 30 minutes in the second half, had two shots on goal for the Americans, who will play for the bronze medal against Australia.

Synchronized swimming

Stanford’s Lindi Schroeder and teammate Anita Alvarez scored 86.5333, tied for 13th, in the preliminaries for the free duet routine Monday at the Tokyo Aquatics Center.

They will participate in the technical routine on Tuesday.

Baseball

Stanford product Jeremy Bleich made his third Olympics appearance for Israel, entering the pitch with five runs and no outs in the fifth. He allowed a home run but was out of the set.

It didn’t matter as Korea beat Israel 11-1 on Monday at Yokohama Baseball Stadium in the second round of the competition. Former major leaguer Danny Valencia led in the Israel race.


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