USA's Aries Merritt wins 110m hurdles

Aug 09, 2012, 09:51 IST | AFP

USA's Aries Merritt wins 110m hurdles

USA’s Aries Merritt led a US one-two in the men’s Olympic 110m hurdles last night as Cuba’s defending champion Dayron Robles pulled up injured halfway through the race.

American Aries Merritt during the 110m hurdles event yesterday. Pic/AFP

Merritt, the fastest hurdler in the world this season, clocked a personal best of 12.92 seconds, the second fastest time in Olympic history. Merritt’s US teammate Jason Richardson claimed silver in 13.04 seconds, while Jamaican Hansle Parchment took a surprise bronze in a new national record of 13.12

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