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Mason Finley celebrates during the finals of men's discus throw at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials Friday, June 25, 2021, in Eugene, Ore.

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No longer 'starstruck,' former KU thrower Mason Finley heads to 2nd Olympics with big goals in mind

Nearly five years ago, when it was time for Mason Finley to make his Olympics debut in Rio de Janeiro, the former University of Kansas thrower discovered the stage felt even larger than he had imagined. Now that Finley knows what to expect, though, he anticipates a different experience awaits him in the men’s discus this week in Tokyo.

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Former Jayhawk Mason Finley qualifies for second Olympic Games

Former Kansas track standout and current KU volunteer assistant coach Mason Finley took top honors in the men’s discus at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Friday, earning him a spot in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

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