LONDON-Garth Robinson was the first ORU athlete to win an Olympic medal earning Bronze with the Jamaican 4x400m relay team in 1996, and former ORU track star Prince Mumba is attempting to bring the Olympic hardware back to ORU, competing in the 800m run for his native Zambia. Mumba was also selected to carry Zambia's flag during the Opening Ceremonies.
Mumba's race will be run at 4:50 a.m. (CT) on Monday, August 6. NBC's coverage will begin later in the day, but can be found throughout the day beginning at 9 a.m. An All-American at ORU, Mumba recently won the gold medal at the Manchester Parks Grand Prix Series.
If Mumba is able to earn a spot on the medal stand, he would become the first individual from ORU to win an Olympic medal, and the third overall with Andretti Bain claiming silver with the 4x400m relay team from the Bahamas in 2008, along with Robinson's bronze in 1996.
Former ORU women's basketball player Dominique Allen is also competing in the Olympic games, playing for Great Britain's women's basketball team. The GB team is 0-3 with losses to Australia, Canada and Russia. They still have two games to play, facing France (August 3) and Brazil (August 5).