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Athletics at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

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Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): João Havelange Olympic Stadium, Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 15, 2016
Date Finished: August 16, 2016

Gold: JAM Omar McLeod
Silver: ESP Orlando Ortega
Bronze: FRA Dimitri Bascou


The United States had dominated this event since the 1896 Olympics, but they came to Rio with no dominant hurdler. Their best hurdler in recent years had been [Aries Merritt], who set a world record after the 2012 Olympics, and was third at the 2015 World Championships while suffering from end-stage kidney disease. After that meet Merritt underwent a kidney transplant and returned to competition in early 2016, but he failed to make the US team at the trials. Another top hurdler was Cuban [Dayron Robles], the 2008 Olympic champion and a former world record holder, but he was not in Rio, out with injuries.

In their absence the event was wide open. The event started in a torrential downpour, which affected the first two heats. The rain then relented, and the officials gave the non-qualifiers from the first two heats a re-run in an extra heat, allowing them to qualify on time, but none were able to do so. The final was won by Jamaican [Omar McLeod], who had won the World Indoor Championships over 60 metres earlier in the year. He was followed by Cuban [Orlando Ortega] (representing Spain in Rio), with France’s [Dimitri Bascou] taking bronze. [Devon Allen] finished fifth, the highest placed American. It was the first time in the history of the event that no American won a medal, save for the boycotted 1980 Olympics.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Omar McLeod 22 Jamaica JAM Gold
2 Orlando Ortega 25 Spain ESP Silver
3 Dimitri Bascou 29 France FRA Bronze
4 Pascal Martinot-Lagarde 24 France FRA
5 Devon Allen 21 United States USA
6 Johnathan Cabral 23 Canada CAN
7 Milan Trajkovic 24 Cyprus CYP
AC r3/3 Ronnie Ash 28 United States USA
3 h1 r2/3 Damian Czykier 23 Poland POL
3 h3 r2/3 Jeff Porter 30 United States USA
4 h1 r2/3 Balázs Baji 27 Hungary HUN
4 h3 r2/3 Andrew Riley 27 Jamaica JAM
5 h1 r2/3 Andy Pozzi 24 Great Britain GBR
5 h2 r2/3 Gregor Traber 23 Germany GER
5 h3 r2/3 Kostas Douvalidis 29 Greece GRE
6 h1 r2/3 Deuce Carter 25 Jamaica JAM
6 h2 r2/3 Lawrence Clarke 26 Great Britain GBR
6 h3 r2/3 Yidiel Contreras 23 Spain ESP
7 h1 r2/3 Yordan O'Farril 23 Cuba CUB
7 h2 r2/3 Antonio Alkana 26 South Africa RSA
7 h3 r2/3 Antwon Hicks 33 Nigeria NGR
8 h2 r2/3 Petr Svoboda 31 Czech Republic CZE
9 h2 r2/3 João Vítor de Oliveira 24 Brazil BRA
AC h1 r2/3 Jeffrey Julmis 28 Haiti HAI
AC h3 r2/3 Éder Souza 29 Brazil BRA
2 h6 r1/3 Yeison Rivas 28 Colombia COL
3 h6 r1/3 Wataru Yazawa 25 Japan JPN
4 h6 r1/3 Matthias Bühler 29 Germany GER
5 h6 r1/3 Alexander John 30 Germany GER
6 h4 r1/3 Ronald Forbes 31 Cayman Islands CAY
6 h5 r1/3 Milan Ristić 24 Serbia SRB
7 h1 r1/3 Kame Ali 32 Madagascar MAD
7 h2 r1/3 Laos LAO
7 h3 r1/3 Mikel Thomas 28 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
7 h4 r1/3 Ahmad Hazer 26 Lebanon LIB
7 h5 r1/3 Xie Wenjun 26 China CHN
8 h3 r1/3 Eddie Lovett 24 United States Virgin Islands ISV
8 h5 r1/3 Sekou Kaba 25 Canada CAN
AC h4 r1/3 Wilhem Belocian 21 France FRA
AC h6 r1/3 Jhoanis Portilla 26 Cuba CUB