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Olympics roundup: Three countries with Ky. alumni qualify for men's relay final


Anthony Davis. (Photo by Jon Hale)

Two former Kentucky college athletes competed in the 14th full day of competition at the London Olympics and two of the states other alumni could participate in a track and field final on Saturday after their teams qualified for the event Friday. You can see a rundown of those performances below:

 

Track and field

 

Former WKU runner Gavin Smellie ran the first leg of men’s the 4×100-meter relay for Canada, which qualified third for the final in 38.05 seconds.

 

Lexington native Tyson Gay was not among the four U.S. runners who qualified first in the first round of the men’s 4×100-meter relay.

 

Former UK runner Rondel Sorrillo was not among the four Trinidad and Tobago runners who qualified fifth in the 4×100-meter relay.

 

The final in the men’s 4×100-meter relay is scheduled for 4 p.m. EST on Saturday. Gay and Sorrillo are both on their respective country’s relay teams and could therefore compete in the final.

 

Basketball

 

Former UK men’s basketball player Anthony Davis played three minutes in Team USA’s 109-83 win versus Argentina. Davis did not score or attempt a field goal but did grab one rebound in his limited action. Team USA will play for the gold medal on Sunday against Spain at 11 a.m.


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