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Johnson reaches hammer throw final

LONDON — Kibwe Johnson will have a chance for an Olympic medal this weekend.

The North Gwinnett grad qualified for the finals in the hammer throw on Friday in London.

Johnson's throw of 77.17 meters (253 feet, 2 inches) put him in fourth place in his group and fifth overall in the standings.

The former North standout will have a chance for an Olympic medal during Sunday's hammer throw finals of the London Olympics.