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Women’s Team USA forward Abby Wambach suffered a black eye after being “sucker-punched” by Colombia player Lady Andrade during their game. The punch was not seen by officials, but Andrade has been banned from the Games for two matches, as a result.
Colombia’s Women’s Soccer Team suffered two injuries during their loss to France and a third refused treatment. Midfielder Catalina Usme was hospitalized for her injured right knee, forward Ingrid Vidal for dehydration, and substitute Melissa Ortiz dislocated her right shoulder, but did not accompany her teammates to the hospital.
Great Britain’s Women’s Team is down to just one non-English player after Scotland defender Ifeoma Dieke injured her knee and had to pull out of the Games.
Great Britain’s Paula Radcliffe, one of the greatest female distance runners, had to withdraw from the London Games due to a lingering foot injury that flared up this past month. She currently holds the marathon world record, but her hopes of finally winning an Olympic medal are unfortunately over.
In Field Hockey:
Great Britain’s women have now lost two key players. Captain Kate Walsh had surgery to insert titanium plates into her fractured jaw, but could still return to the Olympics. Her injury occurred during their win over Japan. Leading scorer in this Olympics, Alex Danson, twisted her ankle during their next game and was carried off the field on a stretcher. She is determined to return to the Games.
Great Britain’s Paul Goodison, defending Laser class champion, suffered a back injury, but has continued competing and is 12th overall after 4 of his 11 races.