Capital High School graduate Brodie Buckland, along with teammate James Marburg, finished second in Heat 2 of the men’s pairs in rowing Saturday at Eton Dorney Rowing Centre at the London Olympics.
Buckland and Marburg, who are representing Australia, finished in a time of 6 minutes, 24.83 seconds. Canada won the heat in 6:23.80.
Buckland, who graduated from Capital in 2002, and Marburg advance to Wednesday’s semifinal. The finals are Friday.
U.S. goaltender Hope Solo went on a Twitter rant against former player Brandi Chastain for comments made during the broadcast of the Americans’ 3-0 win over Colombia at the Olympics.
Solo was unhappy with Chastain’s criticism of defender Rachel Buehler during the NBC telecast.
Chastain pointed out that a defender’s responsibilities are: “Defend. Win the ball. And then keep possession. And that’s something that Rachel Buehler actually needs to, I think, improve on in this tournament.”
Solo, a former Richland High and University of Washington star, rattled off four tweets about Chastain. Among them: “Its 2 bad we cant have commentators who better represents the team&knows more about the game.”
“I feel bad 4 our fans that have 2 push mute,” tweeted Solo, adding that she likes NBC soccer announcer (and former Sounders announcer) Arlo White.
Chastain is one of the top all-time defenders for the U.S. She is best known for taking off her jersey to celebrate the win over China in the 1999 World Cup final.
A record-setting 40.7 million people watching NBC’s coverage of the Opening Ceremonies, topping the 39.8 million (1996 Atlanta). … When temperatures dropped into the 60s, Olympic beach volleyball players said bye-bye to their bikinis. Two-time defending gold medalists Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor of the United States wore long-sleeved shirts on top of bikini bottoms.