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Athletics at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's 100 metres Hurdles

Athletics at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): João Havelange Olympic Stadium, Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 16, 2016
Date Finished: August 17, 2016

Gold: USA Brianna Rollins
Silver: USA Nia Ali
Bronze: USA Kristi Castlin

Summary

The top race in 2016 in this event was considered by many to be the final of the US Olympic Trials. The US women had dominated this event for the past few years and their team was so strong that [Dawn Harper-Nelson], 2008 gold medalist and 2012 silver medalist, and world ranked #1 in 2014-15, and Keni Harrison, who would break the world record shortly after the Rio Games, failed to make the US Olympic team. Many people considered that the US might possibly sweep the medals, but the dangerous nature of hurdling made it understood that anything could happen. When the three Americans won their respective semi-finals, however, the sweep talk only increased.

In the end, what did happen was a US sweep, the first ever in this event at the Olympics, and the first ever Olympic sweep by American women in athletics. It was also only the third Olympic medal sweep in a women’s running event, after the 1980 800 metres, by the Soviet Union, and the 2008 100 metres, by Jamaica. Gold went to [Brianna Rollins] who ran 12.48, to narrowly defeat [Nia Ali] (12.59) and [Kristi Castlin] (12.61). Britain’s [Cindy Ofili] was 2/100ths off the podium.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Brianna Rollins 24 United States USA Gold
2 Nia Ali 27 United States USA Silver
3 Kristi Castlin 28 United States USA Bronze
4 Cindy Ofili 21 Great Britain GBR
5 Cindy Roleder 26 Germany GER
6 Pedrya Seymour 21 Bahamas BAH
7 Tiffany Porter 28 Great Britain GBR
8 Phylicia George 28 Canada CAN
3 h2 r2/3 Oluwatobiloba Amusan 19 Nigeria NGR
3 h3 r2/3 Isabelle Pedersen 24 Norway NOR
4 h2 r2/3 Nadine Hildebrand 28 Germany GER
4 h3 r2/3 Pamela Dutkiewicz 24 Germany GER
5 h1 r2/3 Shermaine Williams 26 Jamaica JAM
5 h2 r2/3 Clélia Reuse-Rard 28 Switzerland SUI
5 h3 r2/3 Megan Simmonds 22 Jamaica JAM
6 h1 r2/3 Andrea Ivančević 21 Croatia CRO
6 h2 r2/3 Nooralotta Neziri 23 Finland FIN
6 h3 r2/3 Cindy Billaud 30 France FRA
7 h1 r2/3 Sandra Gomis 32 France FRA
7 h2 r2/3 Nickiesha Wilson 30 Jamaica JAM
8 h1 r2/3 Alina Talay 27 Belarus BLR
AC h2 r2/3 Jasmine Quinn 19 Puerto Rico PUR
AC h3 r2/3 Nikkita Holder 29 Canada CAN
AC h3 r2/3 Anne Zagré 26 Belgium BEL
4 h2 r1/3 Wu Shuijiao 25 China CHN
4 h6 r1/3 Nadine Visser 21 Netherlands NED
5 h1 r1/3 Susanna Kallur 35 Sweden SWE
5 h2 r1/3 Maíla Machado 35 Brazil BRA
5 h3 r1/3 Brigitte Merlano 34 Colombia COL
5 h6 r1/3 Fabiana Morães 30 Brazil BRA
6 h1 r1/3 Caridad Jerez 25 Spain ESP
6 h2 r1/3 Shelly Jenneke 23 Australia AUS
6 h3 r1/3 Angela Whyte 36 Canada CAN
6 h4 r1/3 Kierre Beckles 26 Barbados BAR
6 h5 r1/3 Karolina Kołeczek 23 Poland POL
6 h6 r1/3 Valentina Kibalnikova 25 Uzbekistan UZB
7 h1 r1/3 Katy Sealy 25 Belize BIZ
7 h2 r1/3 Yekatarina Poplavskaya 29 Belarus BLR
7 h3 r1/3 Elisavet Pesiridou 24 Greece GRE
7 h4 r1/3 Hanna Plotitsyna 29 Ukraine UKR
7 h5 r1/3 Oksana Shkurat 23 Ukraine UKR
7 h6 r1/3 Olena Yanovska 26 Ukraine UKR
8 h2 r1/3 Beate Schrott 28 Austria AUT
8 h3 r1/3 Anastasiya Pilipenko 29 Kazakhstan KAZ
8 h4 r1/3 Marthe Koala 22 Burkina Faso BUR
8 h5 r1/3 Yvette Lewis 31 Panama PAN
AC h1 r1/3 Mulern Jean 23 Haiti HAI