Olympic Track and Field 2016: Women's 100M Hurdles Winners, Times and Results

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured ColumnistAugust 18, 2016

Gold medallist USA's Brianna Rollins (2ndL) celebrates as she crosses the finish line ahead of silver medallist USA's Nia Ali (R) and bronze medallist USA's Kristi Castlin (L) to win the Women's 100m Hurdles Final during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 17, 2016.   / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN        (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

American Brianna Rollins won gold in the women's 100-meter hurdles Wednesday at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Teammates Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin joined her on the podium, claiming silver and bronze, respectively.

Here's a look at the medalists' times:

2016 Olympics Results: Women's 100-Meter Hurdles
GoldBrianna RollinsUnited States12.48
SilverNia AliUnited States12.59
BronzeKristi CastlinUnited States12.61

This is the first time a country has swept the Olympic podium in the 100-meter hurdles. It's also the first time the United States women have swept a race.

According to Sara Germano and Joshua Robinson of the Wall Street Journal, Ali had this to say after the race: "You really can't take anything for granted out here. These women work so hard and there's always a lot of upsets. You can't just say I ran a fast time so for sure this is going to happen for me. I mean the world record was run right after our trials."

Per the Guardian's Bryan Armen Graham, Rollins added:

I can't honestly remember the race, really. I do know that I hit quite a few hurdles, but I didn't let that mess up my composure. I was able to continue to stay focused and make sure I got across that line, make sure I saw my name on top of that board. I'm so glad that God was able to guide me through that race. I couldn't be more happy.

There didn't seem to be any question who would win after the first few strides. Rollins took such a dominant lead that it looked like only the hurdles could threaten her. They weren't a problem as she added Olympic gold to her gold from the 2013 World Championships in Moscow for the same event.

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Great Britain's Cindy Ofili, one of the race's favorites heading into the final, just missed the podium despite running a season-best 12.63.

The U.S. managed the sweep without arguably the best hurdler in the world, Kendra Harrison, who didn't qualify for Rio due to a stacked American contingent. She finished sixth in the Olympic team trials, though she has the world record in the 100-meter hurdles (12.20) and is just 23.

Per the Guardian, "Seven of the women on the starting line at last month's U.S. trials were ranked in the top 10 worldwide, with five Americans having combined to post the 11 fastest times of the season."

The future is bright for American hurdlers.


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