Found August 08, 2012 on
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This post is going up before NBC gets around to letting you see the tape of the events from earlier today. If you're going to watch and don't want the surprise ruined check the story tomorrow. If you already know or don't want to wait, click read more.
In the women's 400 m hurdles, Lashinda Demus of USC and USA took home the silver medal with a season best 52.77. She was 0.07 away from the gold, but we're pretty proud of the silver.
In the men's 110 m hurdles South Carolina's Jason Richardson won the silver behind fellow American Aries Merritt (from University of Tennessee.)
If the University of South Carolina Alumni were competing together as a country, USC would be tied for 62nd in the world right now. Natasha Hastings can still compete and will probably run in the 4 x 400 relay which will take place Friday and Saturday. A gold in that event is a real possibility since Hastings is part of the relay team with the fastest time in the world this ...
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Natalya Antyukh of Russia won the women's 400-meter hurdles at the London Olympics on Wednesday night, edging world champion Lashinda Demus and narrowly missing the games record.
The 31-year-old Antyukh, a bronze medalist in the 400 at the 2004 Athens Olympics, won in 52.70 seconds, just 0.06 outside the Olympic record set by Melaine Walker in Beijing.
Demus took silver in...
Aries Merritt's hurdling career started on a dare. It took off with a technical change. And it peaked with a gold medal Wednesday night.
The 27-year-old Merritt led a 1-2 finish for the United States in the 110-meter hurdles at the London Olympics, winning in 12.92 seconds. World champion Jason Richardson was second in 13.04. Hansle Parchment of Jamaica took the bronze in 13...
Aries Merritt led a 1-2 finish for the United States in the Olympic 110-meter hurdles, winning in 12.92 seconds Wednesday night. Defending champion Dayron Robles of Cuba pulled up midway through and clutched his right hamstring.
Jason Richardson, the world champion, was second in 13.04. Hansle Parchment of Jamaica took the bronze in 13.12.
Robles, the world-record holder, began...
Day 12 of the Olympics had a few monumental events according the Twitter, but none bigger than U.S. track star Aries Merritt winning gold in the 110-meter hurdles. For whatever reason there was a lot of hate being thrown towards Merritt. Some people calling him gay, some calling out his braids and some making fun of his contact lenses.
Whatever it was, this bro was hard-pressed...