Aug. 5, 2012
LONDON – Former Auburn and World Champion high jumper Donald Thomas had his 2012 Olympics experience end earlier than expected on Sunday afternoon.
With high expectations entering the event, Thomas cleared just one bar on Sunday. The Bahamas native missed on his first two attempts at 2.16m before clearing on his final attempt.
That would be as far as the 2007 World Champion would progress. After passing on the bar at 2.21m, Thomas missed on three-straight attempts at 2.26m and was eliminated.
Thomas' London performance marks a second-straight disappointing Olympic finish. In 2008, Thomas finished 21st overall on Beijing.
Action for Auburn at the London Olympics continues on Monday with Josanne Lucas in the opening round of the women’s 100-meter hurdles along with Sheniqua Ferguson and Kai Selvon in the women’s 200 meters.
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