Ashland's Kruger heading to London Olympics

3:24 PM, Jun 22, 2012   |    comments
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Ashland's A.G. Kruger is heading to the Olympics for a third straight time.

The 33-year old finished third at the U.S. Olympic trials in the hammer throw at Nike's headquarters near Eugene, Oregon.

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The United States will have two representatives on the men's side.

Kibwe Johnson won the trials with a throw of 245 feet, 11 inches.  Both Johnson and Kruger also have the Olympic "A" standard.

Kruger competed in the 2004 (Athens) and 2008 (Beijing) summer games.  His best Olympic finish was 27th.

Kruger is the strength and conditioning coach at Ashland University.

He played college football at Morningside College in Iowa.

Kruger's coach is Jud Logan, a four-time Olympian in the hammer throw.

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