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Taylor wins triple jump at the US trials, will be joined by Claye in London

EUGENE, Ore. — Reigning world champion Christian Taylor won the triple jump at the U.S. track trials on Saturday with a leap of 57 feet, 10 ¼ inches for a place on the Olympic team. Former Florida teammate Will Claye, who finished third at the world championships last year, also earned a spot on the team as the runner-up at 57-7. Walter Davis finished third with a jump of 54-9 1/4, but fell short of the Olympic “A’’ standard of 56-5 1/4 needed to compete in the London Games.

July 1, 2012
Associated Press

Travel & Training Recipient Mallory Weggemann Qualifies for the London Paralympics

Last Sunday in Bismarck, N.D., one day after the USA Paralympic Swimming trials concluded the U.S. Olympic Committee notified the 34 swimmers (20 women and 14 men) who will head to the 2012 Paralympic Games in London this summer. Among these is WSF 2011 Travel & Training recipient, Mallory Weggemann. Weggemann, who became paralyzed after an epidural for backpain, has persevered to become an elite Paralympic Swimmer. Since then, she has made a name for herself in the pool. In 2001, Weggemann won eight gold medals and has set nine world records at the International Paralympic Committee Swimming World Championships. She was also named Best Female Athlete with a Disability at ESPN’s ESPY awards. Weggemann’s current goal is to compete in and earn nine gold medals in the upcoming Paralympic Games in London.

June 28, 2012

Former UF teammates lock step toward Olympics

EUGENE, Ore. -- When Christian Taylor and William Claye hear rhythmic clapping build to a crescendo as they taxi down the triple jump runway inside Hayward Field, it will feel like old times in Gainesville, only much louder, with much more at stake. Taylor and Claye used to mesmerize their teammates at the University of Florida during practice duels. “Practices at Florida were very intense, and you had to compete hard or you would not survive,” Claye said. “Christian and I used to start our claps and practice would stop around us and everyone would watch and clap and say, ‘Oh, what are you going to do? Show us!’ ” Those steamy afternoons in the pit made them close friends and amiable rivals who have pushed each other to the top of the sport.

June 28, 2012
Linda Robertson

Clay Finishes the Race, Keeps the Faith

Azusa Pacific University salutes our Olympic champion Bryan Clay ’03 for the grace and character he demonstrated at the U.S. Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Ore., June 22-23. A true champion and role model, Clay pressed on after his dreams of a third Olympic appearance were dashed on the second day of competition when he stumbled in the 100-meter hurdles and was initially disqualified. Clay, overwhelmed by the consequences of one misstep, then fouled on his three attempts at the discus and lost his bid to become the only decathlete in history to medal in three Olympics. He holds a gold from Beijing in ’08 and a silver from Athens in ’04.

June 28, 2012
Rachel White

Former Ohio State gymnast reaches for Olympics

Brandon Wynn stands before two suspended rings, grabs one with each hand and calmly lifts his 165-pound frame over his head, his body becoming motionless. He goes through this and other technical holds for five-second intervals at Ohio State’s Steelwood Training Facility, occasionally taking a break to watch competition tape.It’s all part of Wynn’s six-hour daily routine. The former OSU gymnast is training for the U.S. Olympic trials. Already a member of the national team, he hopes to be one of five men selected to compete in the London Games this summer. “It’s what I’ve been doing since I was 7 years old; I’ve always wanted to be on the Olympic team,” said Wynn, a New Jersey native. “I can’t even imagine what that is going to feel like.”

June 28, 2012
Blake Williams

Brandon Wynn, NCAA & U.S. Champion and Olympic Hopeful, Believes In Teeter

What would cause one of top-rated gymnasts in America to start flipping upside-down a couple of times a day just weeks before the 2012 Olympic Trials and Summer Olympics in London? 22-year-old Brandon Wynn, the reigning All-Around NCAA and US National Champion on Still Rings and Olympic hopeful, has been doing gymnastics for over 16 years and is not immune to the aches and pains that accompany the tough demands of the sport. “One of the most important parts of training is finding a daily regimen that can keep you healthy. Gymnasts experience a lot of pounding on the joints, and over the years, I have dealt with a lot of lower back tightness and pain,” said Wynn.

June 28, 2012

ESPN: Bryan Clay won't pursue spot

EUGENE, Ore. -- Olympic decathlon champion Bryan Clay says he won't pursue a spot on the Olympic team in London after faltering at the U.S. track trials. Clay stumbled in the 110-meter hurdles then struggled in the discus during last weekend's multi-event competition, finishing in 12th place. Track's national governing body allows for the top three finishers in each event at the trials to earn a spot on the U.S. team, provided they have the "A" standard required to compete in the Olympics. Because only two U.S. decathletes had the standard -- trials winner Ashton Eaton and runner-up Trey Hardee -- only two spots on the team were filled. That led to some speculation that Clay might go for the standard at some point before the July 8 deadline set by the International Olympic Committee, and appeal to USA Track and Field for a place on the team.

June 28, 2012
Associated Press

Li-Ning USA Focus: Christian Taylor, courtesy of Li-Ning USA

Quick question. Have you heard of Li-Ning? You may remember a Chinese gymnast, the first Chinese athlete to win Olympic medals way back in 1984. Li-Ning became a huge hero in China with his six gymnastic medals in the LA Olympics. Or, perhaps you remember that the same famous Chinese gymnast who flew around the famous Bird's Nest stadium during the 2008 Olympics Opening Ceremonies. Or, perhaps, if you are a sneaker geek, you might know that Li-Ning is the largest Chinese owned sports footwear and apparel company in existence. "In fact, all are correct.. Li Ning is not just a former Olympic champion. He also owns the largest sports footwear and apparel brand in China. My job, is to make Americans aware of the next big brand from China-Li-Ning." noted Craig Heisner, VP of marketing for Digital Li-Ning USA.

June 28, 2012

NY Times: Clay Won’t Compete, but He’ll Be in London

Bryan Clay has been a fixture in the Olympic track and field community since 2004, so it was not surprising that almost as soon as Clay stumbled out of this year’s trials, a public movement began calling for United States Track and Field to find a way to get Clay to London anyway. The push for Clay – which came from friends, family and fans, many of whom expressed support online – was furthered by the circumstances of Clay’s failure to qualify. In addition to a confusing sequence in which he was disqualified from the 110 meter hurdles but then reinstated after an appeal, the U.S. technically only filled two of its three allocated decathlon spots in London because the third-place finisher in the trials, Gray Horn, did not reach the Olympic “A” standard in points needed to participate at the Games.

June 28, 2012
Sam Borden

LA Times: Decathlon's Bryan Clay trying to make history

EUGENE, Ore — The world's greatest athlete insists he's like the rest of us. "I'm just a regular guy," Bryan Clay said. "I still have to take out the trash, I'm still changing air-conditioning filters and light bulbs and changing the oil in the cars and doing all that kind of stuff." Just like any of his neighbors in Glendora — except Clay won a silver medal in the decathlon at the 2004 Athens Olympics and a gold medal at Beijing four years later and, with that, the honorary title of best all-around athlete on the planet. He's just a regular guy on an extraordinary pursuit of three Olympic decathlon medals. "Nobody's done it. So I'm kind of hoping that it goes well for me," he said, typically understated. Clay, an Azusa Pacific graduate who still trains at his alma mater, has put much more than mere hope into a quest that will shift into high gear Friday at Hayward Field on the first full day of the U.S. Olympic track and field trials.

June 25, 2012
Helene Elliott

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