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2012 Olympic Athletes to Watch: Lashinda Demus

August 6th, 2012 Comments off

Lashinda Demus is an American hurdler to watch out for in 2012. Lashinda Demus was born on March 10, 1983 in Inglewood, CA. She is currently listed at 5′ 7″ and 136 lbs. This track and field star athlete specializes in the women’s 400m hurdles.

Lashinda Demus is definitely one of the 2012 Olympic athletes to watch in London, England. Demus is the current world champion in the women’s 400m hurdles and has already advanced to the Olympic finals in London.

Here is a picture of 400m hurdler Lashinda Demus:

Lashinda Demus

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Female Olympic Athletes: Lolo Jones

July 8th, 2012 Comments off

Lolo Jones is a famous female olympic athlete even though she has not yet won a medal in the Olympics. She was favored to win the 100m hurdles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but she tripped on the penultimate hurdle, finishing in seventh place. Lolo Jones was born on August 5, 1982 is currently listed at 5′ 9″ and 140 lbs. This track and field star athlete specializes in the women’s 60m and 100m hurdles.

Lolo Jones finished 3rd in the 2012 USA Olympic trials and is one of the 2012 Olympic athletes to watch in London, England. It would be a fascinating story if Lolo Jones goes on to win gold in the 2012 Olympics after her disappointing defeat in 2008.

Here is a video of hurdler Lolo Jones talking about the disappointing loss in the 2008 Olympics:

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2012 Olympic Athletes to Watch: David Oliver

June 11th, 2012 Comments off

David Oliver is one of the top hurdlers to watch out for in 2012. David Oliver was born on April 24, 1982. He is listed at 6′ 2″ and 205 lbs. This track and field star athlete specializes in the men’s 110 meter hurdles.

David Oliver is definitely one of the 2012 Olympic athletes to watch. Oliver is a 3 time USA Outdoor champion and won a bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics. Oliver is one of the best hurdlers in the world and will be someone to keep an eye on in the 2012 Olympics in London.

Here is a picture of hurdler David Oliver:

David Oliver
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2012 Olympic Athletes to Watch: Jessica Ennis

May 8th, 2012 Comments off

Jessica Ennis is track and field athlete to watch out for in 2012. Jessica Ennis was born on January 28, 1986 in Sheffield, England. This English athlete specializes in the womens’s pentathlon, the women’s heptathlon and the women’s 110 meter hurdles. This talented track and field star athlete was unable to compete in the 2008 Olympics due to injuries.

Jessica Ennis is definitely one of the 2012 Olympic athletes to watch. Ennis was the 2009 World Heptathlon Champion and the 2010 World Indoor Pentathlon Champion. Ennis is one of the best multi event athletes and will be someone to keep an eye on in the 2012 Olympics in London.

Here is a picture of Jessica Ennis doing the long jump:

Jessica Ennis

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2012 Olympic Athletes to Watch: Kellie Wells

April 21st, 2012 Comments off

Kellie Wells is a U.S. hurdler to watch out for in 2012. Kellie Wells was born on July 16, 1982. This American hurdler specializes in the womens 100 meter and 60 meter hurdles. This talented athlete is currently listed at 5′ 4” and 125 lbs. Kellie Wells attended Hampton University and is from Richmond, Virginia.

Kellie Wells is definitely one of the 2012 Olympic level athletes to watch. Wells was a USATF Outdoor National Champion and USATF Indoor National Champion in 2011. Look for Wells to make her presence felt in the 2012 Olympic trials this year.

Here is a video clip of Kellie Wells winning the womens 100m hurdles at 2011 USA Track and Field Championship:

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2012 Olympic Athletes to Watch: Lolo Jones

March 27th, 2012 Comments off

Lolo Jones is a hurdler to watch out for in 2012. Lori “Lolo” Jones, more commonly known as Lolo Jones was born on August 5, 1982. The 29 year old American track star specializes in the 60 meter and 100 meter hurdles. This talented hurdler is currently listed at 5′ 9” and 130 lbs and she is from Des Moines, Iowa. Lolo Jones won gold medals at the World Indoor Championship in 2008 and 2010 in the womens 60 meter hurdles.

Lolo Jones is definitely one of the 2012 Olympic athletes to watch. Although she was a favorite to win the womens 100 meter hurdles in the 2008 Olympics, Lolo tripped on the penultimate hurdle and ended up finishing in seventh place. Look for her to bounce back in the 2012 Olympics this year.

Watch Lola Jones as she trains for Olympic gold:

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The Legendary Edwin Moses – 1984 Olympics 400m hurdles final

July 30th, 2011 1 comment

Edwin Corley Moses (born August 31 1955) is probably the most famous hurdler of all time. He won gold medals in the 400-meter hurdles at the 1976 and 1984 Olympics. He is known for having the longest streak of consecutive wins in track and field history.

Here is a video of him winning the gold medal in the men’s 400m hurdles in the 1984 Olympics: