Taylor, 33, nabbed a spot on the 2012 Olympic team after finishing second in the 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in Eugene, Ore., on July 1. He finished with a time of 48.57 seconds.
He will go for his third gold in the 400 hurdles, which would make him the first person to do so in the event – surpassing Edwin Moses (1976, 1984) and Glenn Davis (1956, 1960).
Taylor won gold in the 400 hurdles at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, and the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. He also won a gold medal with the 4x400m relay team in the 2008 Olympics.
Taylor is No. 4 in the world and No. 2 in the United States this year in the 400 hurdles with a best of 48.71 seconds.