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OLYMPIC ENDING: Kruger Doesn’t Advance

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The London Olympics are over for one Iowan, who failed to advance to the finals in the hammer throw Friday morning.

A.G. Kruger scratched on his first and third throws in qualifying. On the second throw he got 72.13 meters, which put him in 25th place. The distance wasn’t enough for Kruger to move on to the finals.

London was Kruger’s third Olympics and he placed higher there than in Beijing in 2008 and Athens in 2004.

The Des Moines Register spoke with Kruger after his event in London and he told them he plans to train for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Kruger is from Sheldon and attended Morningside College. He has racked up four outdoor national titles in the hammer throw and seven indoor championships in the weight throw.

Kruger now lives in Ohio and trains with coach Jud Logan, who is a four-time Olympian.