Georgia's Angelo Taylor wins silver in relay

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Angelo Taylor's mother gathers with friends to watch her son compete.

ATLANTA, Ga - Former Georgia Tech star Angelo Taylor grabbed a silver medal in what might be his final Olympic race.

Then again, Taylor's sister thinks he's got four more years of competition left in him.

"He's probably going to come back even stronger," said Alex Taylor. "I think he's got something else under his belt."

Taylor's sister, mother, and several friends gathered at a N.E. Atlanta home to watch a live stream of the 4x400 meter relay. Taylor, a hurdler, ran the anchor leg for the U.S. team.

Subrina Glen has watched her son compete since he was 11-years-old, through four Olympics.

"Each time, it gets worse," said Glen. "I get nervous, can't sit still. It's amazing, incredible, and nerve racking at the same time."

Taylor entered the London games bent on winning his third gold medal in his specialty, the 400 Intermediate Hurdles. After finishing a disappointing 5th, London provided another opportunity in the relay.

Taylor was pegged to run the anchor leg, a first for a hurdler in U.S. Olympic competition. The 33-year-old held the lead until he was passed in the final steps. The gold went to the Bahamas, including runner Chris Brown, one of Taylor's closest friends.

While her son didn't notch another gold, mom was happy that Taylor would bring home another medal.

"Nothing but pride," said Glen. "Wonderful career, some ups and downs, struggles along the way, but able to come back and be very resilient."

After his finish in the hurdles, Taylor told 11Alive's Karyn Green that he was finished with Olympic competition.

Alex Taylor doesn't believe it.

"I think he wants to prove he can do it again," said Taylor.

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