UPDATED: Mark Zuckerberg’s Freshman Roommate (Facebook Member No. 14) Falls Short At Olympics

If it wasn’t bad enough that Facebook Co-Founder Eduardo Saverin renounced his U.S. citizenship, fellow co-founder and current CEO Mark Zuckerberg was likely rooting for an athlete from Haiti during the men’s triple jump final at the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games Thursday, but Samyr Laine, his freshman roommate at Harvard University, finished 11th out of 12 competitors with a distance of 16.65 meters, well behind the gold medal winner, Christian Taylor of the U.S., and his 17.81 meters.

Mashable reported that Laine, 28, placed tenth in the qualifying rounds, but his personal best of 17.39 meters was higher than the 17.21 meters posted by Taylor during that round.

Zuckerberg wrote of Laine in a recent status update:

He was always incredibly hard-working and serious, both as a student and as an athlete. He’s also just a really nice guy.

In addition to being Zuckerberg’s roommate, Laine was also person No. 14 to join Facebook, according to Mashable.

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