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Claye's unexpected journey leads to 2 medals

PHOENIX -- Will Claye's journey -- or at least the first leg of it -- came full circle Wednesday morning when he stepped off a plane in Phoenix and headed for Chase Field. As the Olympic long and triple jumper waited to be honored by his hometown D-backs for winning silver and bronze medals in London earlier this month, he reflected and admitted he never saw any of this coming...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Arizona athletes bring home 17 medals

The final tally is in, and 13 athletes with Arizona connections brought home a total of 17 medals from the 2012 London Olympics. The biggest haul goes to swimmer Matt Grevers, who lives in Tucson and trains with Ford Aquatics. Grevers won an individual gold in the 100 backstroke with an Olympics record time of 52.16 seconds, added a second gold as part of the 4x100 medley relay...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Arizona athletes bring home 17 medals

The final tally is in, and 13 athletes with Arizona connections brought home a total of 17 medals from the 2012 London Olympics. The biggest haul goes to swimmer Matt Grevers, who lives in Tucson and trains with Ford Aquatics. Grevers won an individual gold in the 100 backstroke with an Olympics record time of 52.16 seconds, added a second gold as part of the 4x100 medley relay...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Taylor wins triple jump gold for US

Christian Taylor won the Olympic triple jump gold medal on Thursday night, overhauling U.S. teammate Will Claye with his fourth jump in the final. Taylor continued his season-leading form with a best jump of 17.81 meters, 19 centimeters clear of second-place Claye. Italy's Fabrizio Donato, the 35-year-old European champion, took bronze at 17.48. Taylor is the world champion...
Via Fox Sports
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Phoenix's Claye wins silver in triple jump

Will Claye of Phoenix, a Mountain Pointe High School graduate who now trains in San Diego, earned his second medal of the London Olympics on Friday by placing second in the triple jump behind U.S. teammate Christian Taylor. Taylor jumped 58 feet, 5 14 inches on his fourth jump to move past Claye, who was leading at the time. Claye's fourth jump went 57 feet, 9 34 inches to solidify...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Britain's Rutherford wins long jump

Greg Rutherford rode the atmosphere of a vocal, capacity crowd to win the long jump Saturday and deliver Britain its second Olympic track and field gold medal in a matter of minutes. Rutherford collected his first medal in a major international meet with a best leap of 8.31 meters. Mitchell Watt of Australia took silver in 8.16 and Will Claye of the United States secured bronze...
Via AP on Fox
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Rutherford wins Olympic long jump gold

Greg Rutherford rode the atmosphere of a vocal, capacity crowd to win the long jump Saturday and deliver Britain its second Olympic track and field gold medal in a matter of minutes. Rutherford collected his first medal in a major international meet with a best leap of 8.31 meters. Mitchell Watt of Australia took silver in 8.16 and Will Claye of the United States secured bronze...
Via AP on Fox
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

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