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Iowa Hawkeyes’ Olympic Update: TROY DORIS GOING TO THE MEDAL ROUND

Iowa has one athlete going to the medal round in track and field and one wrestler to go.

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It’s Monday, folks, and this past weekend, a couple of your Iowa Hawkeyes participated in the Olympics (although neither of them participated for the United States). While there isn’t a whole ton to say about it, here’s your quick Hawkeye Olympics update to let you know what to look for if you’re still one of those people who’s watching the Olympics (no judgement because Usain Bolt ran last night and he’s fun as hell).

  • Diane Nukuri, a 31-year old distance runner from Burundi, is participating in her third Olympics. This year, running in the 10,000m final, she finished 13th out of 37 with a final time of 31:28:69, therefore not medaling. She previously participated in the 2000 Sydney Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics, not medaling at either of those events either. HOWEVER...
  • Troy Doris, a 3-time All-American in the triple-jump, also participated this past weekend. Although from the Chicagoland area, Doris is participating for Guyana in the Olympics. In the qualifying round, he placed sixth with a 16.81m jump, which is good enough to keep him in contention for a medal. On Tuesday the 16th, he will be participating in the medal round at 7:50am. If you’re not working but are awake (why would you be awake before 8am if you’re not working??), you should check out your TV listings to find out if you can watch him. Track and field is pretty fun. LASTLY...
  • Daniel Dennis participates in 57 kg freestyle wrestling on Friday. He was actually seen as Iowa’s best bet to get a medal prior to the Olympics, and unless Doris surprises people, he’s likely to be Iowa’s only medalist. We’ll update you on when he’s scheduled later in the week.