How Minnesota Olympians did

Baseball: Lefthanded pitcher Brian Duensing, now in Triple-A for the Minnesota Twins, wins bronze for Team USA.  Solid performance: 7 innings, one run allowed, three hits.

Basketball: Lynx guard Seimone Augustus wins gold for Team USA. Had a good tournament, playing 17 minutes per game, averaging eight points and playing good defense … Team physican for men and women, Dr. Sheldon Burns deftly handed towels and drinks to players, won two gold medals.

Beach volleyball: Former Gopher Nicole Branagh’s team didn’t get to the medal round.

Equestrian: Becky Holder of Mendota Heights finished 42nd in eventing.

Rowing: Matt Schnobrich and Micah Boyd, both of St. Paul, rowed on the men’s eight for the U.S. and won a bronze.

Swimming: Jillian Tyler, a University of Minnesota swimmer, for Canada, 100-meter breaststroke, got to semifinals, but didn’t advance.

Track: Triple-jumper Shani Marks, the former Gopher, didn’t advance out of the first round … runner Kara Goucher, Duluth, 10th in 10,000-meters, ninth in 5,000-meters … Former Gopher (for one season) Barbara Spotakova, of Czech Republic, wins gold in javelin

Minneapolis’ Roman Cress ran for the Marshall Islands in the 100-meters, but didn’t advance out of the first round.

Volleyball: Lindsey Berg, another former Gopher, took silver for Team USA.

Wrestling: Ali Bernard, of New Ulm, lost bronze-medal match.

Jake Deitchler, of Ramsey, lost his two matches. He’s now decided to skip going to the U of M to devote himself to international wrestling. — Jay Weiner

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