American Dawn Harper Wins Gold in Hurdles
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BEIJING — Dawn Harper of America has won the women’s 100-meter hurdles at the Beijing Olympics.
Harper won in a personal best 12.54 seconds today after American teammate Lolo Jones, who had a clear lead, was knocked off balance when she hit the next-to-last hurdle.
Australia’s Sally McLennan got the silver medal in a photo finish; both she and Canada’s Priscilla Lopes-Schliep crossed in 12.64, but when the time was extended to thousandths of a second, it showed McLennan was faster.
Jones, the world indoor champion who had the season-leading time going into the final, finished seventh in 12.72.