Thursday, August 02, 2012

DU Gymnast To Compete Today At Olympics

(above) Jessica Lopez qualified for the All-Round competition at the Olympic Games tonight
University of Denver gymnast Jessica Lopez qualified for the Individual All-Around Competition that begins tonight in London. Lopez competed four years ago for Venezuela in Beijing.
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The two-time Olympian will compete Today at 9:30 AM MT.

14 comments:

dggoddard said...

Good luck to Jessica.

Two other DU athletes, swimmer Blake Worsley(Canada) & gymnast Simona Castro (Chile) competed in the Olympics this week.

Anonymous said...

Jessica has been doing great. Good luck to her.

dggoddard said...

Jessica finished 18th today. :-)

du78 said...

She got 18th place after being 43rd in Beijing in 2008. Congrats to Jessica!

Anonymous said...

That is super-impressive. Contracts to Jessica. She is the most impressive DU Olympian during the time that I have been following DU sports.

Anonymous said...

Could be wrong, but I'm guessing we've had skiers with more success.

Great job for Jessica though.

Anonymous said...

Paul Stastny won a silver in 2010 Vancouver.

Most impressive DU Olympian since Jerome Biffle won Gold in the 1952 Helskinki Long Jump and Vince Boryla won gold with USA Basketball in 1948 London.

Harumph said...

HOW DARE WE FOLLOW DU STUDENT-OLYMPIANS! WE'RE SUCH BAD FANS!!

:P

Gratz to Jessica on that big improvement!! (:

Anonymous said...

Looks like she had a good vault coach the past four years--she went from 56th on vault in Beijing to 12th on vault in London. Pretty damn good!

Anonymous said...

Her coach is Nilson Savage...former DU assistant coach.

Anonymous said...

We have to have a pretty shot at getting Missy Franklin on the swim team anyone know where we stand?

vizoroo said...

Unless Missy's parents really want her to stay in Denver, I think the traditional powers would be her list==Cal, Florida, Georgia, USC, Stanford and Texas

dggoddard said...

DU never had any shot at Missy Franklin, although they tried to go recruit her.

From what I heard in March she's going to go to Stanford.

Most likely the only way DU is going to snag a once in a generation athlete like her, in a sport besides hockey or men's lax, is if the athlete's parents are alums.

FYI: The Shore brothers have DU alumni parents and Scott Mayfield's Dad went to DU Law School.

Anonymous said...

Good thing DG has the inside info on Missy the Denver Post is reporting her looking at Cal, USC or Georgia. Who would our once in a generation athletes be. I would have to say Matt Carle??