London Olympics: Women's 100M hurdles sees photo finish
With all of the hype that surrounded the polarizing Lolo Jones coming into the 2012 London Olympics, many fans expected huge success in the track and field star’s best Olympic event, the 100-meter hurdles. With a time of 12.58 seconds, Jones settled for fourth place and no medal. Fellow Americans Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells came in second and third, giving the Americans a pair of medals despite Jones' struggles. Australia's Sally Pearson took the gold.
Other highlights from Tuesday's action include:
Gymnastics: The American hopefuls were out in full force on Tuesday for the last day of gymnastics events at the 2012 Olympics. And unlike the case in Monday's finals, a couple of them had success in their events on Tuesday—most notably, Aly Raisman, who reeled in two medals.
Track and field: Olympic champion Usain Bolt is a lock to run away with the gold medal in the men's 200-meter dash this summer at the 2012 London Olympics. As expected, the Jamaican track star cruised through the opening round of the men's 200-meter dash at the Games on Tuesday. Bolt's semifinal-qualifying time of 20.39 seconds was more than a second off the world-record pace he set in the summer of 2009, but it was dominant nonetheless.
Beach volleyball: Another day, another win on the beach for Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh. This time around, however, it wasn't quite as easy against Zhang Xi and Xue Chen of China. The Americans, appropriately enough for a game played on the sand, dug themselves an early hole, falling behind 13-7 in the first set after a bunch of missed dig attempts by May-Treanor.
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