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Kentucky Olympic update (July 30)

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Five individuals with UK ties will compete or coach in the Olympics over the next two weeks. Five individuals with UK ties will compete or coach in the Olympics over the next two weeks.
On Friday, the Opening Ceremonies officially kicked off the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. After competition on Saturday and Sunday, medals have already been awarded in various events with China and the United States tied at 14 and 13 medals, respectively, as of 1:30 p.m. ET on Monday according to NBCOlympics.com.

While Cat Scratches won't be providing in-depth coverage of the Olympics, we figured now would be a good time to provide an update on current and former Kentucky student-athletes participating and when they will be in action over the next two weeks.

Anthony Davis - Basketball - Team USA

Davis is the lone Wildcat to have competed so far. Team USA faced off against France in its first game of play in Group A on Sunday, pulling away for a 98-71 win after leading by just one through the first quarter. Davis played only in the fourth quarter, logging three points, three rebounds and a block in eight minutes on the floor.

Named to Team USA as a replacement for the injured Blake Griffin, Davis isn't playing a featured role, but he's getting some incredible experience. The reigning national player of the year got some face time and a mention during the Opening Ceremonies and has gained the respect of his teammates, according to the broadcast of Sunday's game. As the tournament wears on, don't expect Davis to get much more than mop-up duty, but with how good the Americans are, there could be plenty of that available.

Upcoming schedule

Tuesday, July 31 - Team USA vs. Tunisia - 5:15 p.m. ET (Group play)
Thursday, Aug. 2 - Team USA vs. Nigeria - 5:15 p.m. ET (Group play)
Saturday, Aug. 4 - Team USA vs. Lithuania - 9:30 a.m. ET (Group play)
Monday, Aug. 6 - Team USA vs. Argentina - 5:15 p.m. ET (Group play)

If Team USA advances, it will play in a quarterfinal on Aug. 8 with the medal rounds on Aug. 10 and Aug. 12.

Jenna Martin - Track and field - Canada


Martin earned a spot on the Canadian National Team with a time of 51.53 seconds in the 400-meter dash. She is the all-time UK record holder in the event, with her top time coming in 2007.

Upcoming schedule

Friday, Aug. 3 - Women's 400m Round 1 - 7 a.m. ET
Saturday, Aug. 4 - Women's 400m Semifinals - 3:05 p.m. ET
Sunday, Aug. 5 - Women's 400m Final - 4:10 p.m. ET

Rondel Sorrillo - Track and field - Trinidad and Tobago

Sorrillo is an Olympian for the second time. He will compete in both the 100m and 200m, as he set the UK record in both events in 2010. Sorrillo will also run in the 4x100m relay.

Upcoming schedule

Saturday, Aug. 4 - Men's 100m Preliminaries - 5 a.m. ET
Saturday, Aug. 4 - Men's 100m Round 1 - 7:30 a.m. ET
Sunday, Aug. 5 - Men's 100m Semifinals - 2:45 p.m. ET
Sunday, Aug. 5 - Men's 100m Final - 4:50 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Aug. 7 - Men's 200m Round 1 - 6:50 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Aug. 8 - Men's 200m Semifinals - 3:10 p.m. ET
Thursday, Aug. 9 - Men's 200m Final - 3:55 p.m. ET
Friday, Aug 10 - Men's 4x100m Relay Round 1 - 2:45 p.m. ET
Saturday, Aug. 11 - Men's 4x100m Relay Final - 4 p.m. ET

Mikel Thomas - Track and field - Trinidad and Tobago

Thomas will race in the 110m hurdles. He holds the UK record in the event, running a time of 13.57 seconds in 2008.

Upcoming schedule

Tuesday, Aug. 7 - Men's 110m Hurdles Round 1 - 5:10 a.m. ET
Wednesday, Aug. 8 - Men's 110m Hurdles Semifinals - 2:15 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Aug. 8 - Men's 110m Hurdles Final - 4:15 p.m. ET

Edrick Floreal - Track and field (coach) - Team USA

Floreal's busy summer continues. In the midst of transitioning into his new role leading UK track and field and cross country, he will coach jumps and combined events for Team USA. Floreal was an Olympian himself in 1988 and 1992.

Upcoming schedule

Friday, Aug. 3 - Men's Long Jump Qualification - 2:50 p.m. ET
Saturday, Aug. 4 - Men's Long Jump Finals - 2:55 p.m. ET
Sunday, Aug. 5 - Men's High Jump Qualification - 2:05 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Aug. 7 - Men's Triple Jump Qualification - 5:45 a.m. ET
Tuesday, Aug. 7 - Men's High Jump Finals - 2 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Aug. 8 and Thursday, Aug. 9 - Men's Decathlon
Thursday, Aug. 9 - Men's Triple Jump Finals - 2:20 p.m. ET

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