Olympics Roundup: CdM’s Anae aims for gold


Corona del Mar High graduate Tumua Anae will attempt to become the third local athlete to win a gold medal at the London Olympics on Thursday.

Anae, a backup goalie on the U.S. women’s water polo team, will help the Americans battle Spain in the gold-medal game. The two teams, both 4-0-1 in the tournament, played to a 9-9 tie in group play.

Newport Harbor High graduatesMisty May-Treanor(women’s beach volleyball) and Esther Lofgren (women’s eight rowing) have both earned gold medals in London.

— From staff reports


The U.S, men’s volleyball team that won a gold medal in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, was eliminated in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, falling to Italy, 28-26, 25-20, 25-20.

Team USA, which finished 4-2 in the tournament, included former UC Irvine All-Americans David Smith and Brian Thornton and was coached by former Orange Coast College player Alan Knipe.

— From staff reports


UC Irvine alum Ryan Bailey scored his 10th goal of the 2012 London Olympics, but the U.S. men’s water polo team fell to Croatia, 8-2, in a quarterfinal game Wednesday.

With the loss, the Americans, who earned a silver medal in Beijing in 2008, will face Spain in a fifth-place semifinal Friday.

Team USA also includes UCI products Jeff Powers and Tim Hutten, as well as Corona del Mar High graduate John Mann.

— From staff reports