For the third time, Sheldon, Iowa, native A.G. Kruger will be competing in the Olympics.
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For the third time, Sheldon, Iowa, native A.G. Kruger will be competing for the U.S. in the Olympics. The hammer thrower was third at the Olympic trials and will be looking to medal for the first time in his career.
In 2004, the former Morningside athlete finished 32nd at the Athens Olympics. In 20008, he was 27th in Beijing. His best international finish was fourth in the 2006 World Cup.
At the age of 33, Kruger knows that the London Games, may be his last chance to earn a medal.
"Making the team in 2004, that was the best feeling, besides being married and now my child being born, one of the best feelings of my life," said Kruger. "Being able to do this my third time, it's just absolutely wonderful. I'm very excited about it. The first two were good experiences and now I need to be able to focus in, get to that second day and then be able to make some things happen."
Kruger threw 242-feet at the trials.
The qualifying round for the Olympic hammer throw is Friday, August third. The finals are Sunday, August fifth.
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