Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 | 9:20 p.m.
UNLV assistant track coach Khadevis Robinson is done at the London Olympics after placing fourth in his preliminary heat of the 800 meters Monday morning.
Robinson crossed the finish line with a time of 1 minute, 47.17 seconds in fifth place, but he was awarded fourth after Kuwait’s Mohammad Al-Azemi was disqualified for obstruction. Al-Azemi crossed the line in third before officials ruled that he interfered with Poland’s Marcin Lewandowski. As a result, Lewandowski, who finished one place behind Robinson, was advanced to the semi-finals while Robinson’s second trip to the Olympics is over.
Robinson qualified for the Games with a time of 1:44.64 for second place at June’s U.S. Olympic Trials. The other two American qualifiers in the 800 — Nick Symmonds and Duane Solomon — both moved on to the semifinals after winning their respective heats.
UNLV’s Amanda Bingson begins her Olympic quest in the hammer throw Wednesday morning at 2 a.m. Las Vegas time.