Former Gator Jeff Demps earns silver medal
Demps was replaced in the lineup but still earns medal for his work in qualifying round
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.
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.