HALLSVILLE, Texas — An athlete with East Texas ties has a chance to bring home the gold from the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Javelin thrower Maggie Malone, a Texas A&M graduate, reached the finals in the javelin throw on Tuesday with a launch of 63.07 meters (about 207 feet). That placed her second overall to Poland's Maria Andrejczyk, who had a top qualifying mark of 65.24 meters or 214 feet.
The top 12 in the event advanced to Friday's finals, which will take place at 6:50 a.m. Central time.
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