Four years removed from what many thought would be a career ending injury, Bryshon Nellum qualified for the London Olympics in the 400 meters.
Late Sunday afternoon in the U.S. Olympic Trials 400-meter final at Hayward Field, Nellum emerged from his nightmare.
Nellum edged Trojans teammate Josh Mance by less than a tenth of a second for the third and final spot on the U.S. team for London.
"You know what they say?" Nellum said. "Whatever doesn't break you only makes you stronger. So I just feel like whatever happened, happened for a reason. Now I'm just trying to be a better person, and a better athlete."
This poor kid went through hell to get here, hard not to root for him! If this isn't perseverance and drive then I don't know what is...
USC continues to put a lot of athlete in the Olympic games.