Team USA sweeps 100m hurdles medals
Gold: Brianna Rollins (United States)
Silver: Nia Ali (United States)
Bronze: Kristi Castlin (United States)
Americans Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin swept the 100m hurdles in Rio on Wednesday.
Rollins finished first in 12.48 seconds, followed by Ali in 12.59 seconds and Castlin in 12.61 seconds. It was the first time a nation swept the podium in the event.
The 100m hurdles is one of the deepest events for the United States. 2008 Olympic champion Dawn Harper-Nelson and world record holder Keni Harrison both failed to make the 2016 Olympic team.
Great Britain’s Cindy Ofili was fourth, and her sister, Tiffany Porter, was seventh. Porter’s husband, Jeff, represented the United States in the 110m hurdles.
2016 Olympic track and field medals
100m | 4x100m | 200m | 400m | 4x400m | 800m | 1500m | 3000m steeplechase | 5000m |10,000m | 20km race walk | 50km race walk | Marathon | 110m hurdles | 400m hurdles | Decathlon | Discus throw | Hammer throw | High jump | Javelin throw | Long jump | Pole vault | Shot put | Triple jump
100m | 4x100m | 200m | 400m | 4x400m | 800m | 1500m | 3000m steeplechase | 5000m | 10,000m | 20km race walk | Marathon | 100m hurdles | 400m hurdles | Heptathlon | Discus throw | Hammer throw | High jump | Javelin throw | Long jump | Pole vault | Shot put | Triple jump
Omar McLeod won the men’s 110m hurdles title last night. He became the first Jamaican to win an Olympic gold medal in the event.