Gator letterwinners have earned 13 medals in 2012 London Olympic games
As the final week of the 2012 London Olympics kicks off, current and former Florida athletes have so far earned 13 Olympic medals.
The Gators have collected six gold, three silver and four bronze medals.
On Saturday, Will Claye earned Florida’s first field event medal in school history. Claye, who finished eighth in Friday’s qualification round of the men's long jump, leapt 8.12m/26-7.75 on Saturday to earn a bronze medal in the event. Claye’s performance gave the United States its 48th medal in the men’s long jump and its first since 2004 (Dwight Phillips-gold, John Moffitt-silver).
Claye has another medal opportunity later in the week. He will compete in the men’s triple jump alongside former Gator teammate and current Team USA teammate Christian Taylor.
Kerron Clement advanced to the finals of the men’s 400-meter hurdles, finishing third in his heat and fifth overall in a season’s best 48.12. Clement, the reigning silver medalist from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, will compete in the finals of the men’s 400-meter hurdles today at 3:45 p.m.
Here are the Gator letterwinners who have earned medals in the 2012 London Olympics:
Ryan Lochte: 400m IM (Gold); 4x100m free relay (Silver); 4x200m free felay (Gold); 200m backstroke (bronze); 200m IM (Silver)
Dana Vollmer: 100m Butterfly (Gold); 4x200m free relay (Gold); 4x100m medley relay (Gold)
Elizabeth Beisel: 400m IM (Silver); 200m backstroke (Bronze)
Conor Dwyer: 4x200m free relay (Gold)
TRACK AND FIELD:
Will Claye: Men's Long Jump (bronze)
Lisa Raymond: Mixed Doubles (bronze)