By Lynette Rice
Updated September 21, 2012 at 07:44 PM EDT
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Why should the female gymnasts and Ryan Lochte book all the gigs?

U.S. Olympic track & field star Kerron Clement will make an appearance in the Oct. 12 episode of The Young and the Restless, EW has learned. Clement — who ran in the 400M hurdle finales in London — will play an extra in the Coffeehouse.

It turns out the Trinidad-born athlete — who holds the indoor world record in the 400-meter sprint — has been a fan of the CBS sudser since the 90s. “I always thought that it would have been fun to be apart of such an incredible cast,” he said in a statement. “I’m very thankful to be a part of the show now. Acting is certainly a passion of mine, and I will definitely continue to study and get better. And, I hope they consider me for another role again.”

Several U.S. athletes have booked TV gigs since the games concluded. Lochte will appear on 30 Rock and 90210, while the female gymnasts stopped by to chat with Danielle and Shane on Big Brother. Gabby Douglas will also appear on The Vampire Diaries.