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Gator Nation Is At The 2012 Olympics, Day 11: Christian Taylor Set Up To Medal

Taylor required one jump to qualify first at 17.21 meters for the semifinals of the men's triple jump on Tuesday. The efforts re-establish Taylor as the favorites to capture gold in their respective events. Taylor's been the gold medal favorite since he won the triple jump at the 2011 World Championships, and he's far and away the best U.S. jumper, having taken all of one attempt to post the best jump at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.

August 9, 2012

American Triple Jumper Christian Taylor: the Will to Win From Within

The 2012 Games mark the Olympic debut of 22-year-old Christian Taylor, the youngest competitor in the triple jump finals (save for his American teammate, Will Claye). Taylor: "The passion and drive that I have takes my body to another level." Taylor was the 2011 world champion in the triple jump—an event in which the United States hasn’t won an Olympic medal since the 1996 Games in Atlanta—and he represents the United States' best chance at winning gold in a men’s track & field event.

August 9, 2012
Zac Clark

My Toughest Workout: Olympic Triple Jumper Christian Taylor

Though he’s also a top-notch competitor in the long jump and 400-meter relay, Christian Taylor narrowed his goals: Now he wants to beat the world record in the triple jump. “Coach says it’s better to exceed in one than to be average in several,” he says. And that the Fayatteville, Ga. native has. Taylor’s personal best, 17.96, won him gold at the World Championships in South Korea in 2011. Ultimately, he’s looking to top the world record, set by Jonathan Edwards at 18.29 in 1995. He hopes that the Olympic crowds will help get him revved.

August 8, 2012
Maghan McDowell

Steve Gregory and Will Allen: Patriots Free Agent Reset

I think we can all agree that if there was one area in the Patriots defense that most needed an upgrade this offseason, it was next to Patrick Chung at safety. Despite a weak safety draft class and a shallow free agent market, the Patriots addressed that need drafting Tavon Wilson and Nate Ebner and signing Steve Gregory and Will Allen. So where will Gregory and Allen fit in this season and are they the answer the Patriots need?

August 8, 2012
Doug Kyed

Sharon Day 16th in Heptathlon at London Olympics

Stephanie Brown Trafton was unable to repeat as the Olympic champion in the women’s discus Saturday at the London Olympics and was unable to win a medal, finishing eighth overall.

Meanwhile, Sharon Day moved up two spots from her first-day placing of 18th in the heptathlon to 16th with 6,232 points.

Trafton, an Arroyo Grande High and Cal Poly graduate, placed eighth with a best of 206 feet, 8 inches. In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Trafton won the discus when she threw 212-5 on her first throw. Her first throw Saturday was also her best, but it wasn’t enough.

August 7, 2012


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August 7, 2012
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Mallory Weggemann - Challenge Magazine Feature

Competitive swimmer Mallory Weggemann thought her days of competing were over in 2008 when she learned she was paralyzed from the waist down, complications from an epidural she had been given for severe back pain. Luckily, she was wrong, very wrong. This month, the 23-year-old Minnesota native will be competing in up to nine events during the London 2012 Paralympics. Her accomplishments since becoming disabled are noteworthy. She won five gold medals and broke six world records at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Short Course Championships in 2009. During the 2010 IPC World Championships, she took home eight gold medals, one silver and set nine world records.

August 7, 2012
Joan Tupponce

Sharon Day finishes 16th in the heptathlon at London 2012 Olympics

Sharon Day finishes 16th in the heptathlon, highest of U.S. competitors.

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August 7, 2012

ESPN - Remember this name: Christian Taylor

LONDON -- The triple jump isn't an event that's going to attract a lot of attention in the United States, even in an Olympic year. Christian Taylor can change that in one night. Even on a team of social media-engaged extroverts that includes hurdler Jason Richardson and defending champion Dawn Harper, Taylor is out there all by himself, but completely charming in the process. Talking about how he feels going into the London Olympics during a media availability here, Taylor said Tuesday, "I'm trying to be that star, that crowd-pleaser, that Chris Brown, Michael Jackson ... that star that everybody talks about in the end."

August 2, 2012
Michael Wilbon


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