Alumni-athletes do London Olympics 2012

They say FIU Panthers are everywhere – and alumni athletes Iva Ciglar and Ronald Forbes are Olympic proof of it.

A couple of FIU Panthers have been roaming around London, the home of the XXX Games of the Olympiad this summer, waiting for their turn to shine.

FIU track & field star Ronald Forbes ’08 is in England representing his native Cayman Islands, while former blue-and-gold basketball point guard Iva Ciglar ’08 is in London with Team Croatia.

Unfortunately, Ciglar and her teammates fell to Team USA, but Forbes is set to compete in 110-meter hurdle Round 1 on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 10:10 a.m.

Best of luck, Ronald! May you run fast and set more records as you did at your first games in Beijing in 2008.

By the way, Forbes and Ciglar are among four FIU athletes who qualified for the 2012 games. Swimmer Arlene Semeco is at the games with Team Venezuela and soccer player Ifeoma Dieke ’03 is on Team GB.