Javelin thrower Breaux Greer makes Olympic team

Javelin thrower Breaux Greer made the United States track and field team with 125 other athletes.

Breaux Greer didn’t qualify at the Olympic trials as he was suffering from a shoulder injury.

He was still selected however, under a rule which allows for the selection of athletes who may have been injured at the trials, as long as another athlete does not miss out on a place on the team.

“This Olympic team is one of our strongest ever, with more medal-winning experience in a wider range of events, from sprints to distances and field events, than we’ve had in many decades,” USATF president Bill Roe said. “While it would take an incredible performance to match our medal counts of recent championships, we certainly feel that this team has what it takes to again top the medal tables.”

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Posted by Mike 11 years ago

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