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updated: 8/9/2012 11:24 AM

Local Olympians to watch today

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  • Glen Ellyn's Carolena Carstens Salceda, competing for Panama, lost her fight against Spain's Brigitte Yague Enrique on Wednesday in the women's 49 kg taekwondo competition at the London Olympics.

      Glen Ellyn's Carolena Carstens Salceda, competing for Panama, lost her fight against Spain's Brigitte Yague Enrique on Wednesday in the women's 49 kg taekwondo competition at the London Olympics.
    Associated Press

  • Wheaton native Sean Rooney (2) and U.S. teammate Donald Suxho react to their 3-0 loss to Italy on Wednesday in a men's volleyball quarterfinal match at the Summer Olympics.

      Wheaton native Sean Rooney (2) and U.S. teammate Donald Suxho react to their 3-0 loss to Italy on Wednesday in a men's volleyball quarterfinal match at the Summer Olympics.
    Associated Press

 

Coming up today

• Amy LePeilbet (Crystal Lake) and the U.S. women's soccer team go for the gold against Japan. TV: 1:30-4 p.m., live, NBC Sports Network.

• Melissa Seidemann (Hoffman Estates) and the U.S. women's water polo team face Spain for Olympic gold. TV: 2-3 p.m. live, NBC.

• The U.S. women's basketball team takes on Australia in a semifinal match. Watch for Tamika Catchings (Stevenson), Candace Parker (Naperville Central), and Chicago Sky players Swin Cash and Sylvia Fowles. TV: 11 a.m. live, NBC Sports Network.

Wednesday results

• The U.S. men's volleyball team (Sean Rooney, Wheaton) is out of the Olympics after a stunning 3-0 quarterfinal loss to Italy. Team USA won the gold in Beijing in 2008.

• Glen Ellyn's Carolena Carstens Salceda, 16, competing for Panama in taekwondo (49 kg), fell to Brigitte Yague Enrique of Spain, 7-2, in a preliminary round. Yague Enrique went on to win the silver medal.

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