Former Lady Bulldog Hyleas Fountain Completes Second Olympics
Aug. 4, 2012
LONDON --- Former Georgia standout Hyleas Fountain wrapped up her second Olympics on Saturday after completing just two of the final three events of the heptathlon in London.
Fountain, who started just three points out of a medal position following the first four events on day one, struggled through her first two events on Saturday before not starting the 800-meter run in the heptathlon’s finale. She captured a Silver medal at the 2008 Games in Beijing.
After starting her first day with a personal-best effort in the 100 hurdles, Fountain finished 17th in the long jump after traveling 19 feet, 10 ¼ inches in her first event on day two.
She then returned to compete in the javelin and registered the shortest throw in the competition. Fountain let go of an effort measuring 70-10 in the javelin, slipping out of contention for a medal. She decided not to start the final event.
Fountain won four of the Georgia women’s 22 all-time NCAA individual titles. She was a seven-time All-American for the Lady Bulldogs during her two years in Athens.
Kibwe Johnson will be the only competitor with Georgia ties competing on Sunday. Johnson throws in the hammer finals at 3:20 p.m. ET during his first Olympic Games.