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Christian Taylor (pictured) was one of three Gators who jumped their way into finals on Tuesday (US Presswire)

Tuesday August 7, 2012Complete Coverage of the Gators Competing at the Olympics on Aug. 7

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Christian Taylor (pictured) was one of three Gators who jumped their way into finals on Tuesday (US Presswire)

All three Gators were successful in their preliminary rounds at the 2012 Olympic Games on Tuesday, August 7, as the jumps trio of Will Claye, Shara Proctor and Christian Taylor qualified for their respective finals.

 

CHECK OUT the photo gallery from Gators in action at the Olympic Games on Tuesday – courtesy of US Presswire

 

Track & Field

The Gators started off the day in a big way on Tuesday, as Christian Taylor (U.S.A.) and Will Claye (U.S.A.) began qualification rounds for the men’s triple jump. Taylor, the reigning World Outdoor and U.S. Olympic Trials Champion, needed just one jump to automatically qualify for Thursday’s final, leaping 17.21m/56-5.75 (+0.2) on his first attempt to lead all competitors. Claye used his final jump of 16.87m/55-4.25 (-0.2) to qualify for the finals, finishing fourth in his flight and seventh overall. Claye is just coming off his bronze medal performance in the men’s long jump, where he leapt 8.12m/26-7.75 (-0.2) to take the final podium spot. Both men will jump at 2:20 p.m. ET on Thursday afternoon.

Similar to her training partner, Christian Taylor, British record holder Shara Proctor (Great Britain) needed just one jump to advance to the finals of the women’s long jump. Proctor,
the first Anguillan-born female athlete to participate in the Olympic Games, leapt 6.83m/22-5 (-0.3) to lead all competitors. Proctor will compete in the finals of the women’s long jump at 3:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday afternoon.

 

 

Check HERE for a detailed schedule of all Olympics events involving Gators!

 

 

 

Gator Letterwinners at the 2012 Olympic Games:

Schedule & Results for Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Gator

Sport

Country

Time (ET)

Event

Opponent (if applies)

Result

Will Claye

Track & Field

U.S.A.

5:45 AM

Qualification: Triple Jump

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4th in flight (7th overall), 16.87m/55-4.25 (-0.2), advances to final

Christian Taylor

Track & Field

U.S.A.

5:45 AM

Qualification: Triple Jump

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1st in flight (1st overall), 17.21m/56-5.75 (+0.2), advances to final

Shara Proctor

Track & Field

Great Britain

1:50 PM

Qualification: Long Jump

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1st in flight (1st overall), 6.83m/22-5 (-0.2), advances to final

 

 

Gator 2012 Olympic Games Medal Count:

(10 Medals: 3 Gold, 3 Silver, 4 Bronze)

Gator

Sport

Country

Event

Medal

Ryan Lochte

Swimming

U.S.A.

400m IM

Gold

Elizabeth Beisel

Swimming

U.S.A.

400m IM

Silver

Ryan Lochte

Swimming

U.S.A

4x100m Free Relay

Silver

Ryan Lochte

Swimming

U.S.A.

4x200m Free Relay

Gold

Conor Dwyer

Swimming

U.S.A

4x200m Free Relay

Gold

Ryan Lochte

Swimming

U.S.A.

200m Backstroke

Bronze

Ryan Lochte

Swimming

U.S.A.

200m IM

Silver

Elizabeth Beisel

Swimming

U.S.A.

200m Backstroke

Bronze

Will Claye

Track & Field

U.S.A.

Long Jump

Bronze

Lisa Raymond

Tennis

U.S.A.

Mixed Doubles

Bronze

All-Time Gator Olympic Games Medal Count (since 1968):

Total: 101 medals (47 Gold, 26 Silver, 28 Bronze)

Summer Games: 103 medals (46 Gold, 26 Silver, 28 Bronze)

Winter Games: 1 medal (1 Gold)

 

 

For all of the latest information on Gators competing at the 2012 Olympic Games, please visit www.gatorzone.com/olympics/2012 or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/@OlympicGators.

 

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