Australia’s Sally Pearson won gold in the 100m hurdles with an Olympic record 12.35s.
Lolo Jones finished fourth, just off the podium. It was a better finish than many expected. Her Olympics are now over.
USA’s Dawn Harper — the defending Olympic champion — won silver with a personal best time.
Here’s the winner:
And here’s how much Lolo lost by (she’s at the very top):
Photo: via Timothy Burke
Lolo has the night sunglasses going. Slick:
Here are the lane assignments. We’re close now:
Here are official betting odds for the race from SI’s Bryan A. Graham: Pearson (2/9); Harper (4/1), Wells (12/1); Yanit (33/1); LoLo Jones (50/1).
So yes, it’s fair to call Lolo a long-shot here. Here’s the favourite getting warmed up:
Lolo Jones, the most talked-about American athlete going into the Olympics, races for gold in a few minutes in the 100m hurdles.
Jones barely qualified for the final after running a disappointing 12.71s in the semis.
The favourite is Australia’s Sally Pearson, who ran the fastest time in the world this year in the semis.
It’s a long shot, but Lolo certainly has a chance to make the podium.
We’ll be updating here with screenshots and more. Should be fun!
Jones looked good in the qualifying heats this morning:
Photo: NBC Olympics
But she was 0.03s slower in the semis:
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