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Connecticut Olympians Competing Saturday

One Connecticut athlete had a chance at a gold medal Saturday.



    Connecticut Olympians Competing Saturday
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    Sarah Lihan (L) and Amanda Clark racing in the women's 470-class regatta in the London Olympics.

    Saturday is a busy day for Connecticut athletes competing at the Olympics.

    Only one, Charlie Cole, had a shot at winning a medal Saturday. Cole, of New Canaan, rowed in the men's four final. He and his teammates finished with the bronze medal behind Great Britain, which won the gold.  Australia took the silver medal.

    For the first time since the start of the Olympics, all of the sailors with ties to Connecticut will be on the water.

    Stu McNay, a Yale grad, is part of a two-man team sailing a 470-class boat. McNay and his teammate, Graham Biehl, finished third in the Race 4 of the regatta, moving them into 11th place overall. Race 5 gets underway at 9 a.m. ET. Watch the race here.

    Rob Crane returns to the water Saturday after a day off in the Laser regatta. Crane, of Darien, blogged about his disappointment in his showing the early races of the regatta, but had a better day Friday. He finished 8th in Race 8, moving him to 26th place in the overall standings. His first of two races Saturday begins at 7 a.m. ET. You can see it here.

    Bob Willis is competing in the RS:X class competition (Windsurfing). He is a 2010 Connecticut College graduate and is in 18th place the the overall standings. You can catch his race live here when it begins at 9:30 a.m. ET.

    On the women's side, Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan had a great start to their Olympic competition. The team finished third in Race 2 Friday, and were positioned in fourth place in the overall standings. Clark went to Conn College and Lihan graduated from Yale. Their next race begins Saturday at 10:40 a.m. ET and you can see it here.

    Daundre Barnaby, a standout track star at Weaver High School in Hartford, will make his Olympic debut Saturday. Barnaby is running in the 400-meter track & field event for Canada. Barnaby lived in Canada before moving to Hartford at an early age. Watch his race live here beginning at 5:35 a.m. ET.

    Lisa Gonzalez has played an important role in the U.S. women's field hockey games in the Olympics. The former UConn star and her teammates take on New Zealand at 2 p.m. ET. Team USA must win its next two games to advance to the next round. See the game here.