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Aug. 5, 2012

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By Miquel Jacobs
Assistant Media Relations Director

LONDON – Former Gamecock Lashinda Demus’s search for a first Olympic gold medal remains alive after the reigning world champion took fifth in the preliminary round of the 400-meter hurdles Sunday night at the Games of the XXX Olympiad.

Demus won her heat with the fifth-fastest time of the day at 54.60 to automatically advance to Monday’s semifinal. Competing in her second Olympics (2004 Sydney), the current American record holder will compete at 3:15 p.m. (ET) for a berth in Wednesday’s final round.

Gamecock Individual Olympians Schedule
Lashinda Demus – Women’s 400m Hurdles

Round 1 – Sunday Aug 5th @ 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Semifinals – Monday Aug 6th @ 3:15 p.m. (ET)
Final – Wednesday Aug 8th @ 3:45 p.m. (ET)

Jason Richardson – Men’s 110m Hurdles
Round 1 – Tuesday, Aug 7th @ 5:10 a.m. (ET)
Semifinals – Wednesday, Aug 8th @ 2:15 p.m. (ET)
Final – Wednesday, Aug 8th @ 4:15 p.m. (ET)