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Where to Watch Connecticut Olympians Wednesday

No less than 11 Olympians with ties to Connecticut are competing Wednesday.

By Bob Connors
|  Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012  |  Updated 12:54 PM EDT
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Ken Jurkowski, of New Fairfield, moved on to the semifinals in the men's single sculls Tuesday.

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There is no shortage of athletes with Connecticut ties competing in the London Olympics on Wednesday.

The day began early, with Woodbridge swimmer Margaux Farrell competing in the women's 4x200 freestyle relay qualifying heat. Farrell, an Amity High School graduate, is representing France in the Olympics. She swam the second leg, helping her team come in third in the heat.  The French team's time of 7:52:88 was the fifth best time in the heats, so the team moves on to the finals.  Australia came in first and the United States came in second over all.  Farrell will not be one of the four swimmers to compete for France in the finals.

The finals race will take place at 4:04 p.m. ET.  You can see it live here.

Simsbury's Sara Hendershot came within two-tenths of a second from a bronze medal in the final for women's pair in rowing. As she rowed, there was a big show of support from her hometown. Simsbury high school opened at 6:15 a.m. for anyone who wants to watch Hendershot's race in the school auditorium. If you did not wake up in time to see the race live, you can watch it on NBC Connecticut beginning at 4:45 p.m. ET.

New Fairfield rower Ken Jurkowski advanced to the semifinals in the men's single sculls. He finished fifth in his heat Tuesday to get the spot in the next round. On Wednesday morning, he came in sixth out of six in his heat.

Two sailors with ties to Connecticut will be back on the waters off Weymouth, England on Wednesday.

Bob Willis, a windsurfer who graduated from Connecticut College, is in thirteenth place, down from seventh place after the first four races in his RS:X event.

Darien sailor Rob Crane is in 32nd place, up from 36th place after the first five races in the men's laser class regatta.

The sailing events are highlighted online here.

Michael O'Keefe, of Fairfield University, is the goalkeeper for New Zealand's soccer team, which lost to Brazil Wednesday.  New Zealand has been eliminated from the tournament.

The U.S. women's basketball team takes on Turkey in its third game of the Olympics. Six former UConn Huskies are being led by coach Geno Auriemma in London. The game can be seen live on the NBC Sports Network or on the NBC Olympic Basketball Specialty channel beginning at 5 p.m. It can also be seen live online here.

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