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Siobhan-Marie OConnor is thrilled with her form ahead of the Olympics after winning silver at the European Championships. Authentic Kerry Wood Jersey . The 20-year-old from Bath roared back into the pool at Londons Aquatic Centre on Thursday night two days after winning gold in the mixed 4x100m medley relay.This time the Sky Academy Sports Scholar was part of a British one-two on the podium as OConnor and team-mate Hannah Miley finished behind Katinka Hosszu in the 200m individual medley.Hosszu and OConnor are building up quite a rivalry and the Hungarian had to be at her best, clocking 2 minutes 7.30 seconds, to hold off Britains rising star.OConnor, who finished 1.7 seconds behind the winner, said: It was an incredibly quick time for her. My time was quicker than what I did in the trials [in Glasgow]. I was just trying to chase her down.This is my favourite event and the one closest to my heart. Im really happy with that time. OConnor in flying form in London on Thursday night But this medal gives me a lot of confidence ahead of Rio. There is not long to go now until the Olympics and I trained hard for this event and knowing I can do that time gives me a lot of confidence.Competing on the Brazilian stage means a second Games for OConnor as she looks to build on the success of last summers World Championships in Russia where she won bronze in the 200m individual medley.Read Siobhans latest blog where she describes her joy at Olympic selection and painful qualification journey.WHATS COMING UP FOR OUR SCHOLARS19-27 MAY: Savannah Marshall, World Championships in Kazakhstan22 MAY: Olivia Breen and Jessica Judd, Loughborough Internationals27 MAY: Lucy Garner, Boels Hills Classic28 MAY: Jessica Judd, Watford Open29 MAY: Lucy Garner, Gooik Also See: About the Scholarship Meet the athletes Blogs Videos Galleries Authentic Greg Maddux Jersey . The whole deflation of New England Patriots footballs is like a murder mystery without the violence or significance. On one side, this is a ridiculous issue. Authentic Ernie Banks Jersey . As they are wont to do, the Spurs made things real easy. The Spurs signed Parker to a multi-year contract extension on Friday, ensuring that the six-time All-Star point guard will be in the fold whether Duncan and Ginobili are able to continue their careers or not. http://www.cheapcubsjerseysshop.com/?tag=authentic-ian-happ-jersey . Pedroia reached the milestone with a little panache, hitting a grand slam in the sixth inning and propelling the Boston Red Sox to a 7-1 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night. MONTREAL -- Kesa Van Oschs British Columbia team feels good now about their choice of veteran Patti Knezevic to serve as alternate at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. With Van Osch out with a flu bug that has been rampaging through the tournament, Knezevic stepped in to lead B.C. (4-3) to a pair of victories on Tuesday before 1,131 at the Maurice Richard Arena. B.C. downed Allison Flaxeys Ontario team 7-3 in the morning draw and then saw Knezevic draw to the button with her final stone to beat Sarah Koltun of the Yukon 8-7 in the afternoon. "We wanted someone with a lot of experience as our fifth player because weve watched the Scotties for years and this happens (often) that the flu goes around," said B.C. third Stephanie Baier. "We wanted someone who could come in at any position so we wouldnt have to shuffle around and wed stay at our comfort level." The illness kept six players out of the morning draw, when Saskatchewans Stefanie Lawton downed Quebec (1-6) 8-4 with only three players on her team. Van Osch was the lone player missing in the afternoon, but then her lead Carley Sandwith had to quit after two ends, leaving them with only three. Quebec was missing second Brittany ORourke in the morning. They got her back for the afternoon session, only to see her leave again after eight ends. "She threw up in the third and the sixth ends, and finally got off the ice," Ross said of her teammate. "Were in contamination mode." In the evening draw, Team Canadas Rachel Homan improved to 6-0 with a 10-3 win over Nova Scotias Heather Smith (2-5). Nova Scotia was also missing coach Peter Gallant to sickness. Manitobas Chelsea Carey and Lawton are tied for second place with 5-1 records. Carey cruised past the Yukon 10-4, while Lawton defeated P.E.I. 7-3. In the other late match, New Brunswicks Andrea Crawford earned a 7-4 victory against Ontario. The last time a Scotties was disrupted by a flu bug was in 2012 in Red Deer, Alta. This time, the sickness is striking players, coaches and officials at random with an illness that seems to last about 24 hours. B.C.s young squad from Victoria looked to be in trouble when they started the tournament at 2-3 and it only looked worse when Van Osch went down. But gritty work by a relatively healthy Baier and second Jessie Sanderson and Knezevics steady hand put the team back in the hunt for a playoff spot. When Team Van Osch won the B.C. provincial championships last month to earn their first trip to the Scotties, they immediately asked Knezevic to be their fifth player. "It was an unexpected call, for sure," said Knezevic, who maade it to the B. Cheap Cubs Jerseys. C. final three times but had never got to the Scotties. "I was very honoured. "I was just hoping that I could bring a bit of experience and support and be able to step in if needed." Baier said that if Van Osch is able to play Wednesday she will return as the skip and that Knezevic would go back to being the alternate. If Sandwith cant play, Knezevic will play lead. "We decided as a team that I would play wherever a player stepped out of, so no situation would be a surprise to us," Knezevic said. "We knew going in that Carley was not well and shed give it her best shot. "Then we just had to make the transition. The girls have been great. We were trying to be as positive as we could and work together with what we had. I think that was the ticket." When a team has only three players, the first two throw three stones each and the skip throws two. It means that most of time, only one player can sweep. It wasnt easy for B.C., as 20-year-old Koltun scored two in the ninth to take a 7-6 lead, then left Knezevic with a tricky draw for two in the 10th. Baier jumped in at the end to help Sanderson in some furious sweeping to get the winning rock to the button. Saskatchewan was in the same boat when second Sherri Singler and third Sherry Anderson were unable to play. Lawton got an early morning call from coach Rick Folk to say that Singler was sick, and later learned that Anderson was down as well. "You plan for the worst, but this scenario of having two players out didnt come up, so we just had to go with it," said Lawton. "The girls jumped right in and felt comfortable with the positions they were thrown into." Marliese Kasner moved up from lead to play third, while alternate Dailene Sivertson stepped in to lead and do most of the sweeping. "The girls did a great job," said Lawton. "Its different when you only have one sweeper. "You want to give it a bit more so they dont have to work too hard, but we managed to pull through and come through with a win. The girls played great in positions theyre not used to." Kasner said she played third on Lawtons teams at the 2005 and 2009 Scotties, so it was a quick adjustment. "It was different," she said. "We knew there would be just one sweeper so we joked that the second sweeper doesnt do much anyhow. We threw like we would in any other game and didnt think about having one less sweeper. We just went shot by shot." A nervy moment came in the seventh end, when Lawton made a clever draw into three Quebec stones to prevent a steal. ' ' '



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