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2012 London Olympics: Three Florida Athletes Will Run For Team USA Track And Field

Three athletes with ties to Florida will compete in track and field events for Team USA at the 2012 London Olympics.

EUGENE, OR - JUNE 29: Kerron Clement competes in the Men's 400 Meter Hurdles on day 8 of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 29, 2012 in Eugene, Oregon.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
EUGENE, OR - JUNE 29: Kerron Clement competes in the Men's 400 Meter Hurdles on day 8 of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 29, 2012 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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After the hype of swimming dies down, the track and field events will take the spotlight in London starting with the first goal medals being handed out on August 3. Among the competitors that will compete on the largest stage at the Olympics are three American athletes with ties to Florida.

Two former Florida Gators, Kerron Clement and Tony McQuay, will compete on the track, but only one was born in the United States. Clement was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago before moving to the US as a 13-year old in 1998. A silver medalist in the 400m hurdles 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Clement will have a second chance at gold in the event when he competes in the same event in London.

McQuay joins Jenny Simpson as the two Florida-natives competing on the track. McQuay will compete in the 400m in his first Olympics, while Simpson will compete in her second as she tries to earn a place on the medal stand in the 1500m after finishing ninth in 2008.

For a complete schedule of events and dates medals will be awarded, visit NBC Sports' official Olympic website. For complete coverage from the 2012 London Olympics, keep checking this StoryStream and visit SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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