Former UTEP Star Churandy Martina Finishes 5th in 200M

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Churandy Martina of Netherlands, Ryan Bailey of the United States, Usain Bolt of Jamaica, Justin Gatlin of the United States, Yohan Blake of Jamaica, Tyson Gay of the United States, Asafa Powell of Jamaica and Richard Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago leave the blocks in the Men's 100m Final on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***

Former Miner Churandy Martina (NED) finished 5th today in the 200M dash at the 2012 London Olympics, after posting a time of 20.00 seconds in the finals. Jamaica swept the medals in the 200M, finishing 1-2-3, with phenom Usain Bolt posting a time of 19.32 to take Gold.

The run was a great one for Martina, who posted his best 200M time of the Olympics in the finals, but it just wasn't quite enough, as he finished .16 behind Jamaica's Weir Warren who took the Bronze. Churandy will also be competing in the 4X100M Relay tomorrow and Saturday.

Also today, former UTEP soccer star Kelly Parker (CAN) and her team team took Bronze, after knocking off France 1-0. Blessing Okagare and Oludamola Osayomi, both of Nigeria, failed to qualify for the finals in the women's 4x100M Relay.

Endurance Abinuwa, also of Nigeria, will be taking part in the women's 4x400M Relay beginning tomorrow. Congratulations, and good luck to all former Miners who have, and/or are still competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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