Former Tiger Set for Run at 2012 London Olympics
July 26, 2012
MEMPHIS, TENN.- Former University of Memphis hurdler Daniel Kiss is set to compete at the 2012 London Olympics in the 110m hurdle, with the preliminary round of the event set for the second week in August. The Budapest, Hungary native still holds the Memphis men's program record in the 110m hurdles with a time of 13.49 set in 2005.
"It is such a prestigious honor for our program to be represented again this year at the Olympic Games", head track and field coach Kevin Robinson said. "This will be Daniel's second trip to the Olympics, representing Hungary and the University of Memphis. He is very determined to compete at his highest level, and we all here are anxious to see him compete. We all wish him the best of luck, and look forward to some great competition. "
Since his days donning the Blue and Gray, Kiss has competed on the international circuit. At the 20th European Championships the former Tigers took bronze in the 110m hurdle crossing the line at 13.39. In 2008, Kiss represented his native Hungary at the Beijing Olympics advancing to the semifinal qualifying round before bowing out.
In June of this year Kiss once again competed for Hungary at the prestigious European Championships in the 110m hurdle. The former Tiger advanced to the semifinals after finishing fourth in his preliminary heat with a time of 13.62. Preliminary round action in the men's 110m hurdle at the 2012 London Olympics is set for Tuesday August 7th.
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