Former Miner Finishes Fifth at London

C. Martina

Aug. 9, 2012

Former UTEP sprinter Churandy Martina took fifth place in the men’s 200m final with a time of 20.00 at the London Olympics on Thursday.

Martina started off strong but it wasn’t enough to hold off Weir Warren (Jamaica) and Wallace Spearmon (USA). Jamaica crossed the finish line 1-2-3 sweep with Usain Bolt leading the race with a season-best of 19.32, followed by teammate Yohan Blake, who posted a season-best of 19.44 and Warren took bronze with a personal-best of 19.84.

Martina will be taking the track again tomorrow as a member of the 4x100 relay team for the Netherlands at 12:45 p.m. (MT).

Former Miners Oludamola Osayomi and Blessing Okagbare helped the women’s Nigerian 4x100m relay team earned a spot in the finals posting a season-best of 42.74. The duo will take the track for the final time at Olympic Stadium tomorrow at 1:40 p.m.

Endurance Abinuwa will also take the track tomorrow representing Nigeria in the women’ 4x400m relay at 12:10 p.m.

For complete results, please visit NBC Olympics.



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