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2012-08-03

Mexico’s Aída Román wins silver in archery

By Chris Swanson for Infosurhoy.com – 03/08/2012

Brazil’s Mayra Aguilar Da Silva wins bronze in the 78-kilogram judo competition.

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Mexico’s Aída Román kisses the silver medal she earned in individual archery at the London Games on Aug. 2. (Suhaib Salem/Reuters)

Mexico’s Aída Román kisses the silver medal she earned in individual archery at the London Games on Aug. 2. (Suhaib Salem/Reuters)

LONDON – Here’s what you might have missed from Thursday’s Olympic action:

Mexico’s Aída Román: The 24-year-old from Mexico City won the silver medal after falling to South Korea’s Ki Bo-bae in individual archery. Román fell in a sudden-death shoot-off when her final arrow missed the center target by a larger distance.

Mexico’s Mariana Avitia: The 18-year-old from Monterrey defeated American Khatuna Lorig 6-2 to win the bronze medal in individual archery.

Brazil’s men’s basketball team: Leandro Barbosa scored a team-high 16 points and Larry Taylor added 12, but it wasn’t enough as Brazil lost its first game in Group B play, 75-74 to Russia. Brazil trailed 40-32 at halftime and cut the lead to 59-53 entering the final quarter. Brazil’s record dropped to 2-1 entering its game against China (0-3) on Aug. 4.

Brazil’s Mayra Aguiar Da Silva: She took bronze in the 78-kilogram (171-pound) judo competition with a victory over Marhinde Verkerk of the Netherlands. Silva fell to American Kayla Harrison in the semifinals, as Harrison went on to win the gold medal with a win over Great Britain’s Gemma Gibbons.

Here’s what you should keep an eye on Aug. 4:

Mexico and Senegal meet in a men’s soccer quarterfinal: Mexico advanced out of Group B after defeating Switzerland, 1-0, on forward Oribe Peralta Morones’ goal in the 69th minute. After opening pool play with a scoreless tie against South Korea, the Mexicans defeated Gabon, 2-0, before beating the Swiss. Senegal advanced to the quarterfinals by earning a win and two draws in Group A.

Brazil and Honduras meet in a men’s soccer quarterfinal: Brazil is three wins away from claiming gold at the Olympics – the only major international tournament it hasn’t won. Brazil is coming off a 3-0 win over New Zealand in a game in which it received goals from Danilo, Leandro Damião and Sandro to cap an undefeated run in Group C. Honduras, which is coming off a scoreless tie against Japan, pulled off the biggest upset of the tournament so far when it defeated Spain, 1-0, in Group D play.

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