Claye claims bronze in long jump
Garners first medal in a field event in history for Florida
Will Claye took home Florida’s first field event medal in history, turning in an historic performance in the men’s long jump on the second day of track & field at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Claye, who finished eighth in Friday’s qualification round, leapt an astonishing 8.12m/26-7.75 on Saturday to earn a podium finish in the event. Claye’s performance gave the United States its 48th medal in the men’s long jump and its first since 2004 (Dwight Phillips-gold, John Moffitt-silver).
Claye has another medal opportunity, taking to the runway once again to compete in the men’s triple jump alongside former Gator teammate and current Team USA teammate Christian Taylor.