Up and down Weekend for Minnesota Olympians 30 Jul 12

Taking a look at the weekend in local Olympians it was an up and down weekend. First the down…Eden Prairie Swimmer Rachel Bootsma failed in her attempt to win a medal in the 100 meter backstroke. The 18 year old failed to get out of the semi finals with a time of 60.04 seconds, just out of a spot in the finals. On the up side, Gopher Diver Kelci Bryant and her partner Abby Johnston took home a silver medal in the 3 meter synchronized springboard event. The duo finished well behind China’s huge favorites, and 5 points ahead of Canada’s team to get second place. And in Women’s Basketball the Americans beat Croatia 81-56 in their opening round game in pool play. Hutchinson native Lindsey Whalen came off the bench for 9 points and 2 assists in 19 minutes of play.