Top 5 Recap: Day 5, Aug 7 at 2012 London Olympic Games

Top 5 Recap: Day 5, Aug 7 at 2012 London Olympic G

Top 5 Recap: Day 5 at 2012 London Olympic Games
August 7, 2012 | London, UK

Day 5 Full Results | Photos


1. Manzano Earns USA its First 1500 Medal Since '68!



Leo Manzano has done it! The US Trials winner had the kick of the year to earn the silver medal in the men's 1500 final, the first medal in the event since Jim Ryun won silver in 1968! After failing to make the final in 2008, it was finally Manzano's time to shine as he came barrelling down the homestretch to not only place 2nd but also run a season's best of 3:34.79!

Men's 1500 results/recap


2. Olympic Record for Pearson and PR's For Harper and Wells!


Sally Pearson established her dominance in the women's 100H today as she won the final in a new Olympic record of 12.35 to win the gold! The 2011 World Champion and 2008 Olympic Silver medalist was chased down by USA's Dawn Harper who ran a personal best of 12.37 to secure silver. Bronze was claimed in another personal best by USA's Kellie Wells in 12.48. 

Women's 100H results/recap



3. Sad Day for Liu Xiang


It was a heart-breaking performance in the first round of the men's 110H today as China's Liu Xiang hit the first hurdle in heat 6 and fell to the ground. The 2004 Gold medalist was carried out in a wheelchair from the the track. 

Men's 110H results/recap


4. Erik Kynard Wins Silver in High Jump!


It was Erik Kynard's day in the men's high jump final as the Kansas State grad won the silver medal with a height of 2.33 meters.  Not only was this his first Olympic medal, but it was also the first Olympic Games for the 21 year-old!

Men's high jump results/recap


5. Symmonds and Solomon on to 800 Final!



It was a close call today for both Nick Symmonds and Duane Solomon, but the two American 800 meter runners made it out of the semi-final heats to advance to the final. This marks the first time an American has qualified for the 800 final since Johnny Gray qualified in 1996. Symmonds qualified on 1:44.87 in a third place finish in heat 2. Solomon led heat 3 but was edged out on the homestretch and ended up finishing 3rd with 1:44.93 to qualify on time. 

Men's 800 results/recap


Top NCAA All-Americans Who Might Not Qualify For NCAA Indoors

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This weekend is the final weekend to qualify for the DI NCAA Indoor Championships where the top-16 individuals in each event will earn a trip to College Station to compete for an NCAA title. Below is a list of notable NCAA athletes who currently DO NOT have a top-16 mark in their respective events.

Could Christian Coleman Break Usain Bolt's 100m World Record?

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This past weekend Christian Coleman made a big splash in the track and field world with a blistering 6.34 60m run shattering Maurice Greene's official world record by .05!

Coleman Does It Again, Historic Women's Hurdles, And More Pro Highlights

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The 2018 U.S. Indoor Championships checked off all the boxes. There were American records, world records, close races for qualification spots, upsets, and unanswered questions heading into the 2018 World Indoor Championships. 

Vin Lananna Placed On Administrative Leave By USATF Board

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The following is a press release from USATF.

Who's Going To World Indoors? A Full List Of Team USA Qualifiers

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The full Team USA roster for the IAAF World Indoor Championships is 98% certain upon conclusion of the USATF Indoor Championships. There's still chance for some flip-flop in certain events, which we made note of below. Athletes in the multi-events and racewalk will be selected at the discretion of the IAAF. 

Watch Guide: Conference Championship Weekend

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Check out the full conference championship schedule for the Power-5 conferences and a few other notable races. Including the broadcast window for our innovative FloZone stream.

Baker, Dressel, And Other Highlights From The 2017 MPSF Championships

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The MPSF Indoor Championships begin on Friday as top collegians from the West Coast will meet at the Dempsey Indoor in Seattle to try and earn qualifying marks for the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships. Before we get into the previews and breakdowns, let’s take a look back at some of the highlights of last year’s meet.

Christian Coleman Breaks 60m World Record (Again), Wins U.S. Title!

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It's difficult enough to break a world record over the course of a lifetime. But Christian Coleman has done it twice in the span of a month.

Shelby Houlihan, Paul Chelimo Complete 3K/1500m Doubles At USA Indoors

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Coleman Breaks WR, Chelimo/Houlihan Double: USATF Day 3 Play-By-Play

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The final day of the 2018 second day of the 2018 USATF Indoor Championships featured a world record by Christian Coleman, an American record by Sharika Nelvis, distance doubles from Paul Chelimo and Shelby Houlihan, dramatic results in the 400m races and several close battles for qualification spots to the World Indoor Championships.