Martina Finishes Sixth at the Olympics


Aug. 5, 2012

Former Miner Churandy Martina crossed the finish line sixth in the men’s 100m final in London on Sunday.

Martina clocked in a time of 9.94 in the 100m dash finishing behind Jamaican Usain Bolt, who took gold with an Olympic record time of 9.63. Teammate Yohan Blake took second place with a personal-best of 9.75. Justin Gatlin posted a bronze medal finish with a personal-best of 9.79.

Martina earned a spot in the final after recording a personal-best of 9.91 in a photo finish in the first heat of the semifinals.

Mickael Hanany tied for third in the first group of the men’s high jump with a mark of 2.26 in the quarterfinal. The former Miner goes into the final ranked eighth and will jump on Tuesday starting at 7 p.m. (MT).

Martina will be the first Miner to take the track on Tuesday in the men’s 200m at 11:50 a.m., followed by Blessing Okagbare in the women’s long jump at 7:05 p.m.  

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