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Bison David Oliver Wins Olympic Bronze Medal

BEIJING (August 21, 2008) -- Howard alumnus David Oliver clinched the bronze medal in the Olympic 110-meter hurdles this morning.

Oliver clocked a time of 13.18 seconds, .25 seconds behind Cuban world-record holder Dayron Robles, who won the gold medal in 12.93 seconds. American David Payne claimed second place in 13.17 seconds.

The Denver native was one of the favorites in this event and won all three preliminary rounds.

While at Howard, the 6-foot-2 Oliver won four MEAC (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) championships in the 110-meter hurdles and graduated in 2004 with a marketing degree from the School of Business.

Oliver won the 110m hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., and earned a berth in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Oliver finished the race in 12.95 seconds and set the Hayward Track record.

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