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2012 Olympic Athletes to Watch: Lashinda Demus

August 6th, 2012 No comments

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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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce: The World’s Fastest Woman

August 6th, 2012 No comments

We told you earlier that Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is one of the Jamaican sprinters to watch out for in 2012. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce edged out American sprinter Carmelita Jeter in the 100m to earn title of “world’s fastest woman” in the finals at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce defended her Olympic title and has won the gold in the women’s 100m in 2 straight Summer Olympics. In the 2008 Olympics, she became the first Jamaican woman in history to win an Olympic gold medal in the 100m sprint.

Here is a picture of the Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce:

Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce

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2012 Olympic Athletes to Watch: Mo Farah

August 3rd, 2012 No comments

Mo Farah is a British long distance runner to watch out for in 2012. Mo Farah was born on March 23, 1983. He is currently listed at 5′ 9″ and 143 lbs.and was born in Somalia. This long distance track and field star athlete specializes in the men’s 5,000m and 10,000m races.

Mo Farah is definitely one of the 2012 Olympic athletes to watch in London, England. Farah holds the European track record for 10,000 meters, the British road record for 10,000 meters, the British indoor record in the 3000 meters, the British track record for 5000 meters, the British half-marathon record, and the European indoor record for 5000 meters.

Here is a picture of long distance runner Mo Farah:

Mo Farah

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Track and Field Events in 2012 Olympics Start Today

August 3rd, 2012 No comments

The track and field events in the 2012 Olympics in London will start today. The best track and field athletes will start competing for the gold.

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2012 Olympic Athletes to Watch: Oscar Pistorius

August 2nd, 2012 No comments

Oscar Pistorius is a South African sprinter to watch out for in 2012. Oscar Pistorius was born on November 22, 1986 and also known as the Blade Runner. He is listed at 6′ 1″ and 177 lbs in prosthetics. Despite having double amputation of his legs, Pistorius is famous for competing in international competitions against able-bodied athletes. This track and field star athlete specializes in the men’s 100m, 200m, and 400m sprints.

Oscar Pistorius is definitely one of the 2012 Olympic athletes to watch in London, England. Oscar Pistorius, also known as the “Blade Runner“, has raised controversy by being allowed to compete against able bodied athletes in the 2012 Olympics. Pistorius will be competing in the men’s 400m at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Here is a picture of the “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius:

Oscar Pistorius

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2012 Olympic Athletes to Watch: Usain Bolt

July 18th, 2012 No comments

Usain Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter to watch out for in 2012. Usain Bolt was born on August 21, 1986. He is listed at 6′ 5″ and 200 lbs. This track and field star athlete specializes in the men’s 100m and 200m sprints.

Usain Bolt is definitely one of the 2012 Olympic athletes to watch in London, England. Bolt holds the world records on the the men’s 100m and 200m. Bolt won gold medals in the 100m, 200m, and 4 x 100m relay events in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Here is a picture of the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt:

Usain Bolt

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2012 Olympic Athletes to Watch: Allyson Felix

July 17th, 2012 No comments

Allyson Felix is an American sprinter to watch out for in 2012. Allyson Felix was born on November 18, 1985. She is currently listed at 5′ 6″ and 125 lbs. This track and field star athlete specializes in the women’s 200m dash.

Allyson Felix is definitely one of the 2012 Olympic athletes to watch. Felix won a silver medals in both the 2004 Olympics and the 2008 Olympics in the women’s 200m. She won a gold medal in the 4 x 400m relay in the 2008 Olympics and is one of the top female Olympic athletes. Felix became the youngest ever gold medalist sprinter in the 200 meters at the World Championships in Helsinki in 2005.

Here is a video of sprinter Allyson Felix winning the 2012 US Olympic trials in the 200m:

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Female Olympic Athletes: Lolo Jones

July 8th, 2012 No comments

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: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

July 6th, 2012 No comments

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is a Jamaican sprinter to watch out for in 2012. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was born on December 27, 1986. He is listed at 5′ 3″ and 110 lbs. This track and field star athlete specializes in the women’s 100m dash.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is definitely one of the 2012 Olympic athletes to watch. Fraser-Pryce won a gold medal in the 2008 Olympics and took first place in the Jamaican Olympic trials this year. In the 2008 Olympics, she became the first Jamaican woman in history to win an Olympic gold medal in the 100m sprint.

Here is a video of sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce winning the 2012 Jamaican Olympic trials in the 100m:

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2012 USA Olympic Trials – Womens 200m Final

July 6th, 2012 No comments

Allyson Felix looked real good in the Womens 200m at the 2012 USA Olympic Trials. Allyson Felix took first place with a time of 21.69. Carmelita Jeter took 2nd place and Sanya Richards-Ross finished 3rd to complete the USA 200m team which will compete at the 2012 Olympics in London, England.

For more info about the 2012 Olympics, click here.