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Bryce Hoppel qualifies for 800m semifinals in Tokyo

KU Track's Bryce Hoppel speaks with the media ahead of his Olympic debut.
KU Track's Bryce Hoppel speaks with the media ahead of his Olympic debut.(WIBW)
Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 8:38 PM CDT
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TOKYO (WIBW) - Bryce Hoppel is moving on to the 800-meter semifinals in his Olympic debut.

The former KU track star finished third in his first round heat Friday to automatically qualify for the semis.

Hoppel finished with a time of 1:45.64. He’ll race on Sunday for a shot at the finals.

“Once we get to that final, I think if I put myself in the right position, I definitely have the ability,” Hoppel told 13 Sports last month. “So I’m hoping we can bring home the gold for the U.S.”

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