Article by: Jerryd Curry

There were many talks about how this track inLondonwould produce faster times than the world had ever seen before and day 2 was enough to prove that statement true. Day 2 contained not only fast times but also qualifying rounds and more medals being handed out. Let’s take a look at the results from day 2.

All eyes turned to the preliminaries of the Men’s 100m dash. Americans Tyson Gay, Justin Gatlin and Ryan Bailey all would advance to the semi rounds. Gatlin and Bailey would end up not only having the fastest times of the day but also the only runners to run under ten seconds. This is shaping up to be one of the most epic 100m final races in Olympic history.

In the Men’s 400m dash, Americans Tony McQuay and Bryshon Nellum move on to the semis; both men turning in 45 seconds. There were three runners that made times under 45 seconds and they were Demetrius Pinder(Bahamas), Pavel Maslak(Czech Rep.), and Jonathan Borlee(Belgium) with the fast time of the day.

The semis of the Men’s 400m hurdles was held as well yesterday. Michael Tinsley(USA) won his heat and advances onto the finals along with his American teammates Angelo Taylor and Kerron Clement. The fastest time would belong to Felix Sanchez of theDominican Republicturning in a time of 47.76.

In the finals of the Women’s 100m dash, American Carmelita Jeter was able to grab the silver medal. Jeter would fall short of the gold by 0.03 seconds. The gold would go to Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price ofJamaicawith a time of 10.75.

Semifinals of the Women’s 400m dash were held as Sanya Richards-Ross would be the only American to win out her heat. Her fellow countrywomen Francena McCorory and DeeDee Trotter would also advance to the finals of the 400m dash. Trotter was one of three runners to run under 50 seconds yesterday along with Novlene Williams-Mills ofJamaicaand Antonina Krivoshapka ofRussiawho turned in the fastest time of the day(49.81)

The Men’s 10,000m run had their finals yesterday. American Galen Rupp would bring home the silver for theUSAwith a time of 27:30.90. Rupp would finish right on the backofBritain’s Mohamed Farah who would take the gold medal in this event.

Medals were handed out in the Men’s Long jump yesterday as American Will Claye grabbed the bronze medal by inching outSweden’s Michel Torneus. It would beBritain’s Greg Rutherford though to have the final say as he took home the gold with a jump of 8.31.

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