Oregonians shine in weekend Olympics events

Oregonians shine in weekend Olympics events

Oregonians shine in weekend Olympics events

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by Frank Mungeam

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Posted on August 6, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 13 at 10:50 AM

It was a remarkable weekend for athletes with Oregon ties at the London Summer Olympic Games.

Britain's Mo Farah, who trained this year in Portland, and his Portland training partner Galen Rupp stunned the Kenyans by finishing 1-2 in the men's 10,000 meter race

Video: Farah, Rupp 1-2 in 10,000

Video: Rupp receives silver at Olympic medal ceremony

Wilsonville equestrian Rich Fellers dazzled on Sunday with a perfectly clean jumping round in the team competition.

VideoFellers clean second jumping performance

In the men's 1500 meters, University of Oregon grad Matt Centrowitz looked strong as he advanced easily from his heat into the 1500 meter finals.

Video: Centrowitz to 1500 meter final

On Sunday morning, Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher battled to the finish in the Women's Olympic Marathon. Flanagan finished 10th and Gocuher right behind her in 11th.

Video: American women 10, 11 in marathon

The four fastest men in history were all in the men's Olympic 100 meters final. And so, it was no small feat that Salem's McKay High School grad Ryan Bailey finished 5th, bested only by his teammates and the two fastest men in the world, Jamaica's Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake.

Video: Fastest man in the world

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