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American Brianna Rollins led the charge to win gold in the women’s 100-meter hurdles on Wednesday night at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Teammates Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin joined her on the podium, claiming silver and bronze, respectively.
Here’s a look at the medalists’ times:
|Gold||Brianna Rollins||United States||12.48|
|Silver||Nia Ali||United States||12.59|
|Bronze||Kristi Castlin||United States||12.61|
This is the first time ever at the Olympics that a country has swept the podium in the 100-meter hurdles and also the first time the United States women have swept a race, via the NBC telecast.
There didn’t seem to be any question who would win after the first few strides. Rollins took such a dominant lead that it looked like only the hurdles could threaten her.
They weren’t a problem as she added Olympic gold to her gold from the 2013 World Championships in Moscow for the same event.
Ali and Castlin weren’t far behind, as they finished less than 0.2 seconds behind Rollins and were within 0.02 seconds of each other.
One of the race’s favorites heading into the final, Great Britain’s Cindy Ofili, just missed out on the podium despite running a season-best of 12.63.