Posts Tagged ‘olympics’

Biathlete gives Olympic spot to twin

  (AP) — When triathlete Tracy Barnes learned she had made the cut for the U.S. Olympic team, she turned and winked at her twin sister Lanny. After getting sick during the final qualifying races in Ridnaun, Italy, Lanny Barnes thought her Olympic dreams were over and assumed her sister was telling her she would […]

Aries Merritt wins gold in hurdles

The American men finally had their golden moment at the track-and-field venue Wednesday, Aug. 8, night when,  former Tennessee volunteer, Aries Merritt won the 110-meter hurdles in convincing fashion. Merritt had American company in earning a medal. Teammate Jason Richardson finished second and Jamaican Hansle Parchment was third. World-record holder and defending Olympic champion Dayron […]

Lenoir City swimmer happy to be going to London


Former Western Kentucky University swimmer and Lenoir City, Tenn., native Claire Donahue turned in a career-best time of 57.57 seconds in the 100-meter butterfly finals at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday night, June 26, finishing second in the race, but it was enough to punch her ticket to the 2012 Olympics […]

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