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Former JSU star Tinsley wins 400-meter hurdle silver

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Former Jackson State University track and field standout Michael Tinsley won silver in the Olympic 400-meter hurdles Monday.

Tinsley finished in 47.91 seconds. He was less than a second behind Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic who won his second gold in the event in 47.63 seconds.

Javier Culson got the bronze in 48.10 for Puerto Rico's first medal of the London Games.

Tinsley earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic team after winning the 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. track trials in 48.33 seconds.

Tinsley is a former NCAA champion for the JSU Tigers.

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