Top 5 Recap: Day 3, Aug 5 of 2012 London Olympic Games

Top 5 Recap: Day 3, Aug 5 of 2012 London Olympic G

Top 5 Recap: Day 3 at 2012 London Olympic Games
August 5, 2012 | London, UK

Day 3 Full Results | Photos


1. From Champion to Legend: Usain Bolt gets 100m Olympic Record! 9.63!!



Jamaican sprinting sensation Usain Bolt silenced all of the doubters tonight as he earned his second Olympic Gold medal in the 100m final! Not only did Bolt stomp on everyone, but he also grabbed the Olympic record by running 9.63, solidfying his legendary status. Bolt was followed but couldn't be touched by Silver medalist Yohan Blake and Bronze medalist Justin Gatlin, both running personal bests. 

Men's 100m results/recap


2. Sanya Richards-Ross Finally Earns Olympic Gold!


Sanya Richards-Ross got some redemption today as she earned her first Olympic Gold medal in the 400m final. After finishing with a bronze medal in Beijing, Richards-Ross came back and edged out 2008 Olympic Champion Christine Ohurougu for the gold in 49.55! Another American earned a spot on the podium as Deedee Trotter battled it out to the line for bronze. 

Women's 400 results/recap



3. Rough Day for Americans in Men's 400m Semi's


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men's 400m semi-final was a rough day for the Americans as Tony McQuay and Bryshon Nellum failed to advance to the final tomorrow night. McQuay finished 4th in heat 2 with a time of 45.31 while Nellum finished 3rd in heat 3 with a time of 45.02. This was both athletes' first Olympic Games. 


Men's 400m Results/Recap


4. Two Americans in Men's 1500m Final!


The men's 1500m semi-final was a great performance for American middle-distance stars Leo Manzano and Matt Centrowitz who both advanced to the final on Tuesday. It was the first five out of two heats plus the next two fastest times to qualify. Manzano secured his spot in heat 1 during the final battle on the homestretch where he leaned at the line for fourth place.  Centro advanced on place as well with a fifth place finish in heat 2 and a season's best of 3:34.90.  

Men's 1500 results/recap 


5. Olympic Record Broken in Women's Marathon!



It was a big day for the women's marathon as Ethiopian Tiki Gelana ran an Olympic record time of 2:23.07 to win the race. Not a bad performance for her first Olympic Games. Americans Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher both finished close together in 10th and 11th place, both only a few seconds off of their personal bests. 

Women's Marathon recap/results


Bowerman Awards Photo Gallery

Johanna Gretschel 2017 Bowerman Award finalists

Last night, the USTFCCCA named Raevyn Rogers of the University of Oregon and Christian Coleman of the University of Tennessee as the 2017 Bowerman Award Winners. Rogers, the NCAA record holder for 800m, is the third women's winner from Oregon, and Coleman, the NCAA 60m and 100m record holder, is the first-ever winner for the Volunteers. Check out the photo gallery from the evening in Phoenix, Arizona below; watch interviews and highlights from the event here.

Christian Coleman Wins The 2017 Bowerman Award

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Tennessee’s Christian Coleman has been named The Bowerman award winner for the 2017 NCAA season.

Raevyn Rogers Wins The 2017 Bowerman Award

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Oregon’s Raevyn Rogers has been named The Bowerman award winner for the 2017 NCAA season.

NXN Champ Katelyn Tuohy To Attempt H.S. 5K Record LIVE on FloTrack

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Nike Cross National champion Katelyn Tuohy has just one more 5K on her schedule, and that one will be the fastest of them all. On Saturday, January 20, LIVE ON FLOTRACK, she will toe the line at the VA Showcase in a special section of the 5K with the sole purpose of taking down Brie Oakley's 15:55 national record. 

Ruby Stauber To Transfer From LSU To Oregon

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After a standout freshman season with LSU, Ruby Stauber will take her talents to the Pacific Northwest to compete for the University of Oregon. A since-deleted tweet from the Wayzata High School girls cross country account first made the announcement, and FloTrack later confirmed it with Stauber.

'Just Wait,' Fred Kerley Could Win The Bowerman

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This week, FloTrack will introduce you to all six Bowerman finalists ahead of Friday's Bowerman Awards, which will crown one male and one female as the best track and field athletes in the NCAA for the 2017 season. You can watch the awards ceremony live from Phoenix on FloTrack here.

How Raevyn Rogers Could Win The Bowerman

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This week, FloTrack will introduce you to all six Bowerman finalists ahead of Friday's Bowerman Awards, which will crown one male and one female as the best track and field athletes in the NCAA for the 2017 season. You can watch the awards ceremony live from Phoenix on FloTrack here.

How Christian Coleman Could Win The Bowerman Award

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This week, FloTrack will introduce you to all six Bowerman finalists ahead of Friday's Bowerman Awards, which will crown one male and one female as the best track and field athletes in the NCAA for the 2017 season. You can watch the awards ceremony live from Phoenix on FloTrack here.

Who's No. 1? FloTrack Tackles The Katelyn Tuohy vs Claudia Lane Debate

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If you've paid the slightest modicum of attention to high school girls cross country this season, you know the names Katelyn Tuohy and Claudia Lane. 

2017 Bowerman Blind Resume Test

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The Bowerman Award Ceremony will be LIVE on FloTrack this Friday, December 15, at 9 PM ET.