Update: Demus, Richardson Win Silver Medals in London
Lashinda Demus and Jason Richardson, former Gamecock track stars, won silver medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Update, 6:12 p.m.: Former University of South Carolina track athletes Lashinda Demus and Jason Richardson won silver medals at the Olympics in London.
Richardson finished with a time of 13.04 in his first Olympic Games.
Original, 1:46 p.m.: Two former University of South Carolina Gamecoks are going for gold today at the Olympics Games in London.
Lashinda Demus and Jason Richardson have advanced in their respective hurdling events — Demus competes in the final round of the women's 400-meter hurdles and Richardson will run in the semifinals for men's 110-meter hurdles.
Demus will run at 3:45 p.m. today for a chance to win a gold medal.
Richardson will run in the semifinals which start at 2:15 p.m. If he qualifies for the finals, Richardson will run again at 4:15 p.m.
Demus, who is the American record holder in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 52.47, ran for USC from 2002-2004.
The 29-year-old competed in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, but didn't make the finals.
Richardson, 26, is also a world champion in the men's 110-meter hurdles with a time of 13.16. This is Richardson's first Olympics. He ran for USC from 2005-2009.
Both Demus and Richardson won gold at the 2011 World Championship in Daegu, Korea.
Watch all the action and cheer on the former Gamecocks on NBC.