Aug. 8, 2012
LONDON – Ex-Tennessee Vol track & field star Jangy Addy, one of four athletes competing for Liberia at the Olympic Games, sits in 20th place with a total of 4,081 points after day one of competition in the men’s decathlon.
Addy, who placed 20th in the event at the 2008 Olympic Games, opened the decathlon by posting a 100-meter dash time of 10.89 to win his heat. Overall, Addy ranked 12th after the first event.
A four-time All-American with the Vols, Addy posted a 12th-place finish in the long jump (6.90) and concluded Wednesday’s morning session with an eighth-place mark in the shot put (14.97).
In the afternoon, the Norcross, Ga., native posted a 10th-place mark of 1.93 in the high jump and reached the halfway point of the event by winning the first heat of the 400m sprint with a time of 48.64.
American decathlon world record holder Ashton Eaton leads the event with 4,661 points, while his teammate Trey Hardee sits in second place with 4,441 points.
The decathlon continues on Thursday with the 110m hurdles, discus throw and pole vault in the morning session and concludes with the javelin throw and the 1500m in the afternoon. The 110m hurdles will begin at 4 a.m. ET with Addy going off in the fourth flight.