The United States had a clean sweep in the women’s 100m hurdles, becoming the first country to win all medals in that event at an Olympic Games.
Brianna Rollins won GOLD with a time of 12.48s, underlining why she was installed as the favourite after comfortably winning her semifinal heat by 12.47s, the 8th fastest time in the world this year.
Nia Ali got the Silver in 12.59s, completing what has been a perfect comeback since taking a break in 2015 for childbirth, with Kristi Castlin pipping Cindy Ofili right at the line to win Bronze in 12.61s.
It goes to show USA ‘s dominance in the sport that even without World Record (WR) holder, Keni Harrison who didn’t qualify from the US trials, they still went on to have a clean sweep.
For Ofili, she narrowly finished out on the podium, although she ran a Season’s Best (SB) of 12.69s to place 4th. Her elder sister Tiffany Porter finished 7th with a time of 12.76s.
All top 25 times in the world this year belong to USA, and Harrison who missed the Olympics holds six of the top 10 best times in 2016, with Rollins the new Olympic champion, holding three of those.