Atlanta Motor Speedway brought some golden talent to the track Sunday afternoon.
Local gold medalists DeeDee Trotter, Vincent Hancock and Jamie Lynn Gray were on sight touring the track and planning to take in Sunday's AdvoCare 500.
Trotter was a member of the 4x400 track and field relay team that won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics. She also won bronze in the 400.
Three local gold medalists from the 2012 Olympics visited Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday for the AdvoCare 500. DeeDee Trotter (Ellenwood, Ga.), Vincent Hancock (Eatonton, Ga.) and Jamie Lynn Gray (Columbus, Ga.) will spend race day at AMS taking pace car rides, touring Victory Lane, attending the Speedway Children’s Charities memorabilia auction and taking in tonight’s spectacular...
The American women won gold in the 4x400 meter relay at the Olympics on Saturday with a time of 3:16.87.
Anchored by Sanya Richards-Ross the U.S. women crushed the field crossing the finish line without any pressure from the competition.
Russia got the silver medal in 3:20.23 while Jamaica wins the bronze in 3:20.95.
The American women set the world record and won the 4x100m race on Friday.
The United States and Jamaica advanced to the Olympic final of the women's 4x400-meter relay Friday night.
Both high-profile teams easily won their preliminary heats. With 400 bronze medalist DeeDee Trotter running the anchor leg after Keshia Baker, Francena McCorory and Diamond Dixon circled the track, the Americans finished in 3 minutes, 22.09 seconds.
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2012
''The Olympic trials prepared us for any kind of weather. I mean, we had pretty much four seasons in Eugene, (Ore.), so bring it on. If it wants to rain, if it wants to be windy, throw a tornado out there, USA is going to run and we're going to run fast every time.'' - U.S. runner DeeDee Trotter after winning a 400-meter qualifier in the rain at Olympic Stadium...
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August 03, 2012