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LGBT Watch at the Olympics: Lisa Raymond wins bronze in mixed doubles

Lisa Raymond By Ken Williams[e]Special to LGBTQ Nation[m]

Spoiler alert: LGBT Watch at the Olympics is a regular feature tracking the nearly two dozen LGBT athletes at the London 2012 Olympics. In the U.S., NBC is tape-delaying much of the games on its local stations, yet live-streaming on the Internet. Some of the results listed below may not have yet been broadcast in your area.

Lisa Raymond

American tennis doubles star Lisa Raymond won one bronze medal Sunday at the London 2012 Olympics, but lost another opportunity to medal.

The 39-year-old lesbian from Wayne, Pa., who played college tennis at the University of Florida, had the grueling task of playing two matches Sunday on the famed Centre Court at Wimbledon.

In mixed doubles, the American team of Lisa Raymond and Mike Bryan took home the bronze medal by defeating the German team of Sabine Lisicki and Christopher Kas, 6-3, 4-6, 10-4.

In women’s double, the American team of Lisa Raymond and Liezel Huber lost the bronze medal , beaten by the Russian team of Maria Kirileno and Nadia Petrova, 4-6,6-4, 6-1.

Women’s basketball

The potent women’s basketball team from the United States ran away from China 114-66 on Sunday at the London 2012 Olympics.

The Americans won their 38th consecutive Olympic win and haven’t lost since the 1992 Olympics.

The U.S. squad also tied its record for most point scored in an Olympic game. The team set American Olympics records for assists (33) and baskets (52).

Seimone Augustus, the only out member on the U.S. team, came off the benched again. She played 19 minutes, hit four of 19 shots, scoring eight points. She had three rebounds and two assists.

The United States advances to the knockout round and holds the top seed. The U.S. will play Canada on Tuesday.

The final standings for Group A:

United States 5-0
Turkey 4-1
China 3-2
Czech Republic 2-3
Croatia 1-4
Angola 0-5

Women’s handball

In a showdown between two powerhouses, France whipped Denmark 30-24 in the final match of Group B play. France finishes 4-1 to lead group play and advances to the knockout round.

Denmark, typically one of the best handball teams in the world, finishes a dismal 1-4 in group play.

Lesbians on the teams are Alexandra Lacrabére (France) and Rikke Skov (Denmark).

In Group A play, Brazil breezed by Angola 29-26 to finish 4-1 in group play and tied for first with Croatia. Brazil and Croatia advance to the knockout round.

Brazil is led by goalkeeper Mayssa Pessoa, a lesbian.

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