One athlete with connections to Indiana University has placed in the 2012 London Olympics, and another is hoping to do the same Tuesday.
IU alumn Christina Loukas placed 8th in the 3-meter springboard diving competition. This was her second appearance at the Olympics.
Derek Drouin, who is competing for Canada, has advanced to the finals in the high jump. If Drouin wants to medal in the finals Tuesday, he will likely have to beat his personal best of 2.33 meters or about 7.6 feet.
Four other athletes with IU connections did not place in their events, and Margaux Farrell, who was an alternate for the French 4x200M freestyle relay team, did not compete.
Seven athletes who attend or graduated from Indiana University are competing in the 2012 London Olympics. Two are representing the United States. The other five are playing for Canada, Colombia, the Domican Republic, France and Hungary.
Click the athletes names below for video interviews with their coaches and schedules of each of their events.
Orianica Velasquez, a senior on the IU women’s soccer team, is one of 18 players named to the Colombian National team.
Kayla Bashore-Smedley* is the lone Big Ten player representing the U.S. in field hockey in London.
Derek Drouin is competing as a high jumper for the Canadian National Track & Field team in his first trip to the Olympic games.
Dorina Szekeres is representing her native country Hungary in the Olympics for the first time in the 200 meter backstroke.
Margaux Farrell* is competing in her first Olympics as an alternate for the 4 x 200 meter freestyle on the French National team.
Christina Loukas* is making her second Olympic appearance on the USA Olympic Diving team.
Nicholas Schwab is representing the Dominican Republic in the 200 meter freestyle at his first Olympic games.