Track and field:

UNLV assistant Khadevis Robinson doesn’t move on in 800 meters at London Olympics

Robinson ran a disappointing race in the preliminary round Monday morning, finishing fourth in 1 minute, 47.17 seconds


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UNLV assistant coach Khadevis Robinson at the UNLV track Wednesday, June 13, 2012.

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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.

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  1. Aw man, I hope Robinson had a good time though. Congrats on your hard work, and I hope you took in the scene in London.

  2. Just making the Olympic Team for USA is really outstanding. Hope you enjoyed the experience and thanks for representing the community!