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August 8. Gallery updated with photos of Aries Merritt competing in 110m hurdle finals.

August 7.  Gallery updated on Tuesday with new images of Aries Merritt competing in the 110m hurdles heat and former Lady Vols Candace Parker and Tamika Catchings in basketball action.

August 6.  Gallery updated on Monday with new images from Justin Gatlin, Dee Dee Trotter, and Tianna Madison!

There are a number of Olympians with East Tennessee ties competing in the London Olympics.

Former Lady Vols Tamika Catchings and Candace Parker are having a lot of success so far on the women's basketball team.

Swimmer Claire Donahue, from Lenoir City, got a gold medal in the 4x100m IM, thanks to her efforts in helping the team qualify for the finals.   

Davis Tarwater, a Webb High School graduate from Knoxville, already picked up a gold medal as part of the 4x200m freestyle relay team.

There are several former UT track stars that just started competition this weekend.

Dee Dee Trotter won the bronze medal in the 400m race.

Tianna Madison barely missed out on the medal stand, finishing a very close 4th in the 100m dash.

Justin Gatlin was amazing in the 100m dash, finishing third and getting the bronze medal after surviving a suspension.

Aries Merritt won the gold medal in the 110m hurdles.

Now take a look through our photo gallery to see these amazing local athletes in action! 

Check out the WBIR/NBC Olympic Zone to learn more about our local athletes and to follow their progress in the games!

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