Photos: Dartmouth athletes begin action at Olympics

  • Madison Hughes of the U.S. is chased by Kenya's Collins Injera as he runs down the pitch to score a try, in their men's rugby sevens match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama) ap — Shuji Kajiyama

  • Madison Hughes of the United States walks past the Olympic Rings after his team lost to Britain during their men's rugby sevens quarterfinal match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama) Shuji Kajiyama

  • China's Yueru Li (14) and Puerto Rico's Ali Gibson (9) battle for the ball as Isalys Quinones (25) reaches during a women's basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Saitama, Japan, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ap — Charlie Neibergall

  • Michelle Sechser and Molly Reckford, of United States, compete in the lightweight women's double repechage at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) ap — Darron Cummings

Valley News Sports Editor
Published: 7/28/2021 9:21:54 PM
Modified: 7/28/2021 9:21:57 PM

Dartmouth College-connected athletes have been busy competing in a variety of sports at the Tokyo Olympics this week.

Former women’s basketball guard Isalys Quinones got her tournament with Puerto Rico going on Tuesday with a 97-55 loss to China in Saitama, Japan. Quinones started, played 23 minutes and scored 10 points on 4-for-13 shooting from the floor. The Puerto Ricans return to action against Belgium on Friday.

Madison Hughes, the one-time Big Green rugby star, was part of a sixth-place effort for the United States men’s sevens this week. The Americans went 2-1 in pool play, beating Kenya (19-14) and Ireland (19-17) and losing to South Africa (17-12). After a 26-21 quarterfinal loss to Great Britain on Tuesday, the U.S. beat Canada (21-14) and lost again to South Africa (28-7) on Wednesday for its final placement. Hughes had an active tourney for the U.S., scoring two tries and booting 11 conversions for 32 points in the six contests.

Another Dartmouth graduate, Molly Reckford, teamed up with Michelle Sechser to compete in women’s lightweight rowing. Racing double sculls, the American duo won their repechage on Sunday (7:21.25) after failing to advance through qualifying. They’ll row in the sculls final on Thursday at Tokyo’s Sea Forest Waterway.

Big Green women’s rugby senior Ariana Ramsey kicks off women’s sevens pool play against China on Thursday as well.

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