Gay Olympians, Day 7: Carl Hester dominates, Dutch hockey wins, Natalie Cook retires

MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY - AUGUST 25: Kim Lammers (C) of Netherlands celebrates after scoring her team's second goal during the Women's Eurohockey 2011 semi final match between Netherlands and England at Warsteiner HockeyPark on August 25, 2011 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Dutch field hockey is undefeated in London, just a tie away from the playoffs. Olympic great Natalie Cook announced her impending retirement.

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Carl Hester, Great Britain, Equestrian
Hester was spectacular on the opening day of the Dressage event, posting the highest score of any of the riders with his horse, Uthopia. The score of 77.720 was almost a full point ahead of second place. The British team currently leads the team competition as well.

Netherlands Women's Field Hockey - Marilyn Agliotti, Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel, Kim Lammers, Maartje Paumen
The Dutch women scored a big 1-0 win over China to separate themselves from the pack in Group A. None of the out women scored, but all except Dirkse van den Heuvel had a shot on goal. They are assured of a spot in the semifinals with a win or tie in their final two games, or a tie or loss by the Chinese and Koreans.

It was a light day for the out athletes, but it was a melancholy day as Natalie Cook retired. She and her partner were unable to win a match in beach volleyball here in London. She's competed in every Olympics since 1996 and deserves some time off.

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