The Aussie Gets the Olympic Record!!!


The women's 100H final did not fail to disappoint as World Champion Sally Pearson of Australia earned Olympic Gold in a new Olympic record of 12.35! Dawn Harper of the US gave her a run for her money with the silver medal in a new personal best of 12.37! American teammate Kellie Wells also had a great performance with a personal best of 12.48 to take the bronze medal! Lolo Jones followed in a close 4th place finish and season's best of 12.58. 

Results:
07 August 2012 - 21:00
Wind: -0.2 m/s
Position Lane Bib Athlete Country Mark . React
1 7 1079 Sally Pearson  AUS 12.35 (OR) 0.137
2 4 3293 Dawn Harper  USA 12.37 (PB) 0.156
3 5 3324 Kellie Wells  USA 12.48 (PB) 0.137
4 2 3301 LoLo Jones  USA 12.58 (SB) 0.163
5 6 3102 Nevin Yanit  TUR 12.58 (NR) 0.161
6 3 1309 Phylicia George  CAN 12.65 (=PB) 0.152
7 8 1324 Jessica Zelinka  CAN 12.69 . 0.145
8 9 1093 Beate Schrott  AUT 13.07 . 0.156
 

Finals Are Set for Women's Hurdles:


Lane Bib Athlete Country SB 2012 Prelim
2 3301 LoLo Jones  USA 12.68 12.71
3 1309 Phylicia George  CAN 12.65 12.65
4 3293 Dawn Harper  USA 12.46 12.46
5 3324 Kellie Wells  USA 12.51 12.51
6 3102 Nevin Yanit  TUR 12.58 12.58
7 1079 Sally Pearson  AUS 12.39 12.39
8 1324 Jessica Zelinka  CAN 12.65 12.66
9 1093 Beate Schrott  AUT 12.82 12.83



Semi-Finals Live Updates (Finals to follow this evening):

1. Dawn Harper of the USA, the returning Olympic Champ, runs a blazing 12.46 to destroy heat #1. The time is a .01 PR and the #2 time in the world. Only Sally Pearson of Australia, 2011 World Champ, has run faster (12.40). All of a sudden Harper is poised to defend her title. Beate Schrott of Austria was second in 12.82. 

Next in on time: Shermaine Williams (JAM) 12.83, Alina Talay (BEL) 12.84

Heat 2: Australia's Sally Pearson answered Harper's performance running 12.39, one of her fastest times ever. USA's Lolo Jones came out of the blocks and scuffed her foot on the ground which held her back slightly, although she got out faster than Pearson. Lolo finished third in 12.71 which puts her as the first time qualifier with one heat remaining. Jessica Zelinka, the Canadian Heptathlete, took the second spot in 12.66.

Next in on time: Lolo Jones (USA) 12.71, Tiffany Porter (GRB) 12.79

Heat 3: Kellie Wells got out fast and dominated heat 3 with a near personal best of 12.52 to win heat 3. She was followed by Turkey's Yanit Nevin in a new national record of 12.58. 

Final two in on time: Lolo Jones (USA) 12.71, Phylicia George (Canada) 12.65


Results:
Heat 1
07 August 2012 - 19:15
Wind: 0.9 m/s
Position Lane Bib Athlete Country Mark . React
1 4 3293 Dawn Harper  USA 12.46 Q (PB) 0.165
2 6 1093 Beate Schrott  AUT 12.83 Q . 0.155
3 3 2212 Shermaine Williams  JAM 12.83 . 0.152
4 5 1202 Alina Talay  BLR 12.84 . 0.169
5 9 2857 Ekaterina Galitskaya  RUS 12.90 . 0.160
6 2 1311 Nikkita Holder  CAN 12.93 . 0.162
7 8 1955 Carolin Nytra  GER 13.31 . 0.153
. 7 1789 Reïna-Flor Okori  FRA DQ .

Heat 2
07 August 2012 - 19:23
Wind: 1.3 m/s
Position Lane Bib Athlete Country Mark . React
1 7 1079 Sally Pearson  AUS 12.39 Q (SB) 0.155
2 6 1324 Jessica Zelinka  CAN 12.66 Q . 0.160
3 4 3301 LoLo Jones  USA 12.71 q . 0.178
4 8 1872 Tiffany Porter  GBR 12.79 . 0.157
5 3 2109 Derval O'Rourke  IRL 12.91 (=SB) 0.157
6 2 2871 Yuliya Kondakova  RUS 13.13 . 0.161
7 5 1143 Eline Berings  BEL 13.26 . 0.149
8 9 1117 Ivanique Kemp  BAH 13.56 . 0.178

Heat 3
07 August 2012 - 19:31
Wind: 0.6 m/s
Position Lane Bib Athlete Country Mark . React
1 5 3324 Kellie Wells  USA 12.51 Q (SB) 0.145
2 6 3102 Nevin Yanit  TUR 12.58 Q (NR) 0.160
3 7 1309 Phylicia George  CAN 12.65 q (PB) 0.153
4 4 2853 Tatyana Dektyareva  RUS 12.75 (SB) 0.156
5 9 1543 Lucie Škrobáková  CZE 12.81 (SB) 0.156
6 2 1147 Anne Zagre  BEL 12.94 . 0.161
7 3 1960 Cindy Roleder  GER 13.02 . 0.145
. 8 2149 Marzia Caravelli  ITA DQ . 0.143



Semi-final start lists:
Heat 1
Tuesday 07 August 2012 - 19:15
Lane Bib Athlete Country SB 2012 PB
2 1311 Nikkita Holder  CAN 12.80 12.80
3 2212 Shermaine Williams  JAM 12.78 12.78
4 3293 Dawn Harper  USA 12.65 12.47
5 1202 Alina Talay  BLR 12.71 12.71
6 1093 Beate Schrott  AUT 12.82 12.82
7 1789 Reïna-Flor Okori  FRA 12.72 12.65
8 1955 Carolin Nytra  GER 12.74 12.57
9 2857 Ekaterina Galitskaya  RUS 12.78 12.78
 
Heat 2
Tuesday 07 August 2012 - 19:23
Lane Bib Athlete Country SB 2012 PB
2 2871 Yuliya Kondakova  RUS 12.93 12.79
3 2109 Derval O'Rourke  IRL 12.91 12.65
4 3301 LoLo Jones  USA 12.68 12.43
5 1143 Eline Berings  BEL 12.95 12.94
6 1324 Jessica Zelinka  CAN 12.65 12.65
7 1079 Sally Pearson  AUS 12.40 12.28
8 1872 Tiffany Porter  GBR 12.65 12.56
9 1117 Ivanique Kemp  BAH 13.13 13.13
 
Heat 3
Tuesday 07 August 2012 - 19:31
Lane Bib Athlete Country SB 2012 PB
2 1147 Anne Zagre  BEL 12.79 12.79
3 1960 Cindy Roleder  GER 12.91 12.91
4 2853 Tatyana Dektyareva  RUS 12.81 12.68
5 3324 Kellie Wells  USA 12.54 12.50
6 3102 Nevin Yanit  TUR 12.61 12.61
7 1309 Phylicia George  CAN 12.72 12.72
8 2149 Marzia Caravelli  ITA 12.85 12.85
9 1543 Lucie Škrobáková  CZE 13.01 12.73
 


Updates from first round heats:


Heat 1:
Tiffany Porter got off to the blazing start but faded in the final stretches to finish third and get an automatic qualifying spot to the final. Alina Talay of Belarus was first in 12.71 and Canadian heptathlete Jessica Zelinka was second.

Heat 2:
With Jessica Ennis having withdrawn the individual hurdles competition, a watered down second heat was won by Austria's Beate Schrott in 13.07 seconds. Kazakhstan's Anastassiya Pilipenko, the fastest seeded runner in the section, struggled with an injury and finished well behind the leaders.

Heat 3:
Kellie Wells, fresh off her upset win over Sally Pearson at the Crystal Palace Diamond League meet, easily won section three in 12.69 seconds.

Heat 4: 
Defending Olympic champion Dawn Harper is back to defend her title but was edged by Turkey's Nevin Yanit who won the heat in 12.70 seconds.

Heat 5:
In her last competition at Crystal Palace, Sally Pearson was beaten. That certainly wasn't the case with a blazing 12.58 second run in her prelim race, good enough to win by nearly half a second.

Heat 6:
Lolo Jones earned a season's best 12.68 seconds to edge ahead of Canada's Phyllcia George. The big news from the heat was 2009 world champion Brigitte Foster-Hylton clipping hurdle six and losing her momentum, eventually finishing well back in the field. She is by far the biggest name who failed to get out of the preliminaries.


last updated: July 21st at 6:05pm CT


Women's 100m Hurdles Quick Hits
2012 London Olympic Games


100 Meter Hurdles Schedule:
Day 4, Aug 6th - Round 1 (4:05pm CT) - qualifying procedure TBA
Day 5, Aug 7th - Semi-final (1:15pm CT) - qualifying procedure TBA
Day 5, Aug 7th - Finals (3:00pm CT)

100 Meter Hurdle Records:
World Record - 12.21 - Yordanka Donkova (Bulgaria) 8/20/1988
Olympic Record - 12.37 - Joanna Hayes (USA) 8/24/2004
American Record - 12.33 - Gail Devers 7/23/2000

The Favorites: (personal best/season best)
1. Sally Pearson, Australia (12.28/12.40) - 2011 World Champion, Silver medalist in 2008 Olympic Games
2. Brigitte Foster-Hylton, Jamaica (12.45/12.51) - 2009 World Champion, 6th place at the 2008 Olympic Games
3. Kellie Wells, United States (12.50/12.54) - Semi-finalist at 2011 World Championships, first Olympic Games

The Americans:
1. Kellie Wells (12.50/12.54) - Semi-finalist at 2011 World Championships, first Olympic Games
2. Dawn Harper (12.47/12.65) - Bronze medalist at 2011 World Championships
3. Lolo Jones (12.43/12.74) - 7th place finish at 2008 Olympic Games 

Past 100m Hurdles Olympic Results: (from wiki)


2000 Olympic Games
1 Olga Shishigina  Kazakhstan 7 0.237 s 12.65 s  
2 Gloria Alozie  Nigeria 3 0.217 s 12.68 s  
3 Melissa Morrison  United States 6 0.180 s 12.76 s  
4 Delloreen Ennis-London  Jamaica 8 0.156 s 12.80 s  
5 Aliuska Lopez  Cuba 1 0.179 s 12.83 s  
6 Nicole Ramalalanirina  France 4 0.194 s 12.91 s  
7 Linda Ferga  France 2 0.294 s 13.11 s  
8 Brigitte Foster  Jamaica 5 0.217 s 13.49 s

2004 Olympic Games
1 Joanna Hayes  United States 12.37 OR
2 Olena Krasovska  Ukraine 12.45 PB
3 Melissa Morrison  United States 12.56  
4 Mariya Koroteyeva  Russia 12.72  
5 Lacena Golding-Clarke  Jamaica 12.73  
6 Angela Whyte  Canada 12.81  
  Perdita Felicien  Canada DNF  
  Irina Shevchenko  Russia DNF

2008 Olympic Games
1 6 Dawn Harper  United States 0.193 12.54 PB
2 3 Sally McLellan  Australia 0.138 12.64  
3 8 Priscilla Lopes-Schliep  Canada 0.174 12.64  
4 7 Damu Cherry  United States 0.239 12.65  
5 5 Delloreen Ennis-London  Jamaica 0.151 12.65  
6 9 Brigitte Foster-Hylton  Jamaica 0.167 12.66  
7 4 LoLo Jones  United States 0.185 12.72  
8 2 Sarah Claxton  Great Britain 0.163 12.94