Former Florida Gator and Groveland South Lake standout Jeff Demps turned in a strong qualifying performance but will not run in the finals of the Olympic 4x100-meter relay today. US-Presswire.
Jeff Demps, the former Florida Gator and Groveland South Lake standout, earned his first Olympic medal.
Demps did not run in the finals of the 4x100-meter relay, but the American team placed second. As a result, Demps was awarded a silver medal for running in the qualifying round and contributing to the team.
Usain Bolt led the Jamaican team to the gold medal, finishing with a time of 36.84 seconds. The American team of Trell Kimmons
, Justin Gatlin
, Tyson Gay
and Ryan Bailey
fiished with a time of 37.04, tying the old world record Bolt helped Jamaica set during last year's world championships.
Gay and Gatlin work out at the National Training Center in Clermont.