Though the Florida Gators had impressed throughout the 2016 Rio Olympics, they were most certainly not on the same track they were in medal-winning four years ago. And while Florida did not finish these Summer Games with the same total, it cleaned up in medals over its final 72 hours in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, capturing four medals — three in track & field, including two golds...
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USA's Kerron Clement chats with TODAY about how his gold medal in the 400m hurdles and how he battled through adversity to return to the Olympics.
Gold: Dalilah Muhammad (United States) Silver: Sara Petersen (Denmark) Bronze: Ashley Spencer (United States) Dalilah Muhammad became the first U.S. woman to win an Olympic 400m hurdles Thursday night, finishing in 53.13 seconds. Entering the night, five U.S. had five silver medalists in the event, but no gold medalists. Fellow American Ashley Spencer earned the bronze medal in 53...
In this Rio Update, Kerron Clement held off a late push from Kenyan Boniface Mucheru to win gold in the men's 400m hurdles on Thursday.
Gold: Kerron Clement (United States) Silver: Boniface Tumuti (Kenya) Bronze: Yasmani Copello (Turkey) American Kerron Clement won the 400m hurdles gold medal on Thursday, clocking 47.73 seconds. Clement, the 2008 Olympic silver medalist, is a model and an actor when he is not running. He appeared in the music video Run the World (Girls) alongside Beyonc. Kenyas Boniface Tumuti finished...
#GatorGreat Kerron Clement fought through adversity to make the US Olympic Track Team in 2012. He then made the finals in London, a huge accomplishment for him. Kerron will now compete at his third Olympic Games this summer in Rio! #GatorsAlways
Kerron Clement, Byron Robinson and Michael Tinsley finished top three to claim the U.S. 400m hurdles spots in Rio after Johnny Dutch hit a wall near the finish.
Florida Gators at the 2016 Rio Olympics: Track & field qualifiers include Clement, Claye, Taylor and Dendy
The 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team was set during trials held in early July, and though more than two dozen former and current Florida Gators participated, four ultimately earned the opportunity to compete for the United States in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Below is a full breakdown of those that qualified both in the U.S. and abroad. Qualified for the Olympics (United States...
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