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Tony McQuay won silver in the finals of the menís 4x400-meter relay on Friday (US Presswire)

Friday August 10, 2012Complete Coverage of the Gators at the 2012 Olympic Games on Aug. 10

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Tony McQuay won silver in the finals of the menís 4x400-meter relay on Friday (US Presswire)

Tony McQuay and the U.S. menís 4x400-meter relay claimed a silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games on Friday, Aug. 10. Fellow Gator Jeff Demps (U.S.A.) torched the track as a part of Team USA for a new American record in the menís 4x100-meter relay, while Csaba Gercsak (Hungary) competed in the menís 10km marathon.

 

Swimming

Former Gator Csaba Gercsak (Hungary) competed in the final swimming event of the 2012 Olympic Games, taking part of the grueling 10km marathon at Hyde Park. Gercsak finished 18th overall in a time of 1:51:30.9, coming in about two minutes behind the winner who finished in a time of 1:49:55.1. Gercsak was in 17th after the first lap and progressively moved up as he was 10th at lap four, but fell to 13th at lap five before eventually finishing 18th in a field of 25 swimmers.

 

 

Track & Field

Tony McQuay (U.S.A.) ran the third leg of the menís 4x400-meter relay for Team USA, finishing in a seasonís best 2:57.05 to take home the silver medal for the Red, White and Blue. McQuay earned the Gatorsí 19th medal of these games and the fourth medal for the track & field program at the 2012 London Olympics.

 

ďI did my job for the day,Ē McQuay said. ďIím disappointed it wasnít enough. The outcome is not what we wanted, our mission was gold. We got silver, but we have to be blessed with our opportunity today, because a lot of people donít have this opportunity, and God selected us four people to come out here and run this relay.Ē

 

Jeff Demps (U.S.A.) ran the opening leg of the menís 4x100-meter relay for Team USA, setting a new American record of 37.38 and earning the top spot in the preliminaries. The U.S. will race in lane 7 on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET. The relay lineup will be announced pre-race.

 

 ďI just wanted to come out and have fun and enjoy the moment,Ē Demps said. ďThere was no pressure, I was just excited.Ē

 

 

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

 

 

Gator Letterwinners at the 2012 Olympic Games:

Schedule & Results for Friday, August 10, 2012

Gator

Sport

Country

Time (ET)

Event

Result

Csaba Gercsak

Swimming

Hungary

7:00 AM

Final: 10km Marathon

Finished 18th, 1:51:30.9

Jeff Demps

Track & Field

U.S.A.

2:45 PM

Round 1: 4x100m Relay

Finished 1st, 37.38 (new American record), advances to final

Tony McQuay

Track & Field

U.S.A.

4:20 PM

Final: 4x400m Relay

WON SILVER MEDAL, 2:57.05 (seasonís best)

 

 

 

Gator 2012 Olympic Games Medal Count:

(16 Medals: 6 Gold, 5 Silver, 5 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

Mel Booth

Soccer

Canada

Soccer

Bronze

Christian Taylor

Track & Field

U.S.A.

Triple Jump

Gold

Will Claye

Track & Field

U.S.A.

Triple Jump

Silver

Heather Mitts

Soccer

U.S.A.

Final vs. Japan

Gold

Abby Wambach

Soccer

U.S.A.

Final vs. Japan

Gold

Tony McQuay

Track & Field

U.S.A.

4x400m Relay

Silver

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

Total: 107 medals (50 Gold, 28 Silver, 29 Bronze)

Summer Games: 106 medals (49 Gold, 28 Silver, 29 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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