Lolo Jones Doesn't Medal, Australia's Sally Pearson Sets Olympic Record In 100-Meter Hurdles

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:

sally pearson


And here’s how much Lolo lost by (she’s at the very top):

lolo jones photos finish

Photo: via Timothy Burke

UPDATE (3:59p):

Lolo has the night sunglasses going. Slick:

lolo jones sunglasses


UPDATE (3:58p):

Here are the lane assignments. We’re close now:

100m hurdles lane assignments


UPDATE (3:55p):

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:

sally pearson warm up

Photo: BBC


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!

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Jones looked good in the qualifying heats this morning:

lolo jones qualifies second in 100m hurdles

Photo: NBC Olympics

But she was 0.03s slower in the semis:

lolo jones is angry

Photo: BBC

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