Coming into the Finals as the all-out favorite to take Gold in Rio; Briana Rollins of the USA did not disappoint the pundits as she led the race from start to a Golden Finish followed by teammate Nia Ali who settled for Silver and training partner Kristi Castlin bronze.
The United States is the most dominant force in the women’s 100 meters Hurdles and tonight in Rio they proved why no one else in the world can even come any closer to them.
An interesting fact also is that the World Record Holder in the event who had missed out on a spot in the national US Olympic team to the Rio Olympics; Kendra Harrison, was not even present. She broke the record at a London Grand Prix meet after she had failed to qualify to the Olympics two weeks after in a spectacular fashion. A feat that reflects the true depth of the USA in the Women’s 100 hurdles.
By: Leslie Koroma Sr.