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Former Husker Wright Places Ninth in Discus at Olympics

Former Nebraska national champion Chad Wright posted a top-10 finish in the discus at the Tokyo Olympics. 

Competing for his native Jamaica, Wright recorded a throw of 62.93 meters in the preliminaries to earn one of 12 spots in the finals.  In the finals, he placed ninth with a throw of 62.56 meters.  Wright was the first Husker male thrower to earn a top-10 finish in the Olympics since Sam Francis placed fourth in the shot put at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. 

Wright competed at Nebraska from 2011 to 2014, earning first-team All-American honors all four years of his career.  He was the NCAA champion as a sophomore. 


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