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Jason Morgan: 2012 Olympic contender

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Left Photo: Ruston resident Jason Morgan will be competing in the 2012 Olympics in London this summer. Right Photo: Morgan said he has competed in more than 300 discus and shot put throwing events.

Qualifying for the Olympic Games is nothing new for 29-year-old discus-thrower Jason “Dadz” Morgan. He did it in 2008, so after four more years of training, he was bound to find his name once again among those qualifying for a shot at a medal.

The quest for that medal is all the more real for Morgan, who, despite qualifying for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, could not attend because his travel documents did not come back in time for him to make the trip and compete for Jamaica, his home country.

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