Aries Merritt runs personal best 12.92 for GOLD!!!!


USA's Aries Merritt has had the year of his life! He has been a pillar of consistency since the US Trials, running 12.93 three times and 12.94 in the semi-finals, but he has done it again in the 110H final with another personal best of 12.92 for the gold in a head wind!!! Merritt is the first athlete to bring home the gold for the US in the event since 1996! Teammate and World Champion Jason Richardson followed him for silver in 13.04 and Hansle Parchment of Jamaica grabbed bronze in 13.12 for a national record! Unfortunately for Dayron Robles, the defending Olympic champion, the hurdler pulled up with an injury and was unable to finish the race. 


Final
Wind (m/s): -0.3
Official

Rk Bib Athlete Mark   +
1 3236 United States of America MERRITT Aries 12.92 PB +
2 3246 United States of America RICHARDSON Jason 13.04   +
3 2182 Jamaica PARCHMENT Hansle 13.12 NR +
4 1804 Great Britain CLARKE Lawrence 13.39   +
5 1125 Barbados BRATHWAITE Ryan 13.40   +
6 1477 Cuba ORTEGA Orlando 13.43   +
7 2781 South Africa FOURIE Lehann 13.53   +
  1478 Cuba ROBLES Dayron DQ




Finals Set for Tonight Hurdle Battle


Lane Bib Athlete Country SB 2012 PB
2 1804 Lawrence Clarke  GBR 13.31 13.31
3 2781 Lehann Fourie  RSA 13.28 13.28
4 3246 Jason Richardson  USA 12.98 12.98
5 1478 Dayron Robles  CUB 13.10 12.87
6 3236 Aries Merritt  USA 12.93 12.93
7 2182 Hansle Parchment  JAM 13.14 13.14
8 1125 Ryan Brathwaite  BAR 13.23 13.14
9 1477 Orlando Ortega  CUB 13.09 13.09




Semi-Final Live Updates:

Heat 1 - USA's Jason Richardson owned heat 1 as got out to a great start and maintained the lead coming through the line in 13.13. Orlando Ortega followed him in 2nd place with an automcatic qualifying time of 13.26.

Potential Time Qualifiers: Lawrence Clark (Great Britain) 13.31, Adrian Deghelt (Germany) 13.42

Heat 1
08 August 2012 - 19:15
Wind: -0.5 m/s
Position Lane Bib Athlete Country Mark . React
1 5 3246 Jason Richardson  USA 13.13 Q . 0.160
2 6 1477 Orlando Ortega  CUB 13.26 Q . 0.151
3 4 1804 Lawrence Clarke  GBR 13.31 q (PB) 0.159
4 8 1136 Adrien Deghelt  BEL 13.42 (PB) 0.142
5 3 1748 Garfield Darien  FRA 13.48 . 0.154
6 2 3042 Wayne Davis  TRI 13.49 . 0.165
7 7 1979 Konstadínos Douvalídis  GRE 13.77 . 0.146
. 9 2548 Gregory Sedoc  NED DNF . 0.189

Heat 2 - Aries Merritt is continuing to peak at the right time. The US hurdler has run 12.93 in the past three races and ran 12.94 in heat 2 to continue his hot streak. Ryan Braithwaite also automatically qualified in a season's best of 13.23. 

Potential Time Qualifiers: Xie Wenjun (China) 13.34
Heat 2
08 August 2012 - 19:23
Wind: 0.1 m/s
Position Lane Bib Athlete Country Mark . React
1 7 3236 Aries Merritt  USA 12.94 Q . 0.147
2 4 1125 Ryan Brathwaite  BAR 13.23 Q (=SB) 0.159
3 9 1363 Wenjun Xie  CHN 13.34 (PB) 0.158
4 6 1840 Andrew Turner  GBR 13.42 . 0.151
5 5 2572 Selim Nurudeen  NGR 13.55 . 0.153
6 3 1740 Dimitri Bascou  FRA 13.55 . 0.150
7 2 1421 Paulo Villar  COL 13.63 . 0.177
8 8 2827 Konstantin Shabanov  RUS 13.65 . 0.154
. 1 2183 Richard Phillips  JAM DNF . 0.146

Heat 3 - Dayron Robles took this heat out in 13.10 to qualify in a season's best of 13.10. He was followed by another automatic qualifer, Hansle Parchment of Jamaica in a national record of 13.14, and the last time qualifier Lehann Fourie in 13.28, a personal best. 

Official Time Qualifiers: Lawrence Clark (Great Britain) 13.31, Lehann Fourie (South Africa) 13.28 
Heat 3
08 August 2012 - 19:31
Wind: 0.1 m/s
Position Lane Bib Athlete Country Mark . React
1 7 1478 Dayron Robles  CUB 13.10 Q (SB) 0.162
2 5 2182 Hansle Parchment  JAM 13.14 Q (NR) 0.172
3 6 2781 Lehann Fourie  RSA 13.28 q (PB) 0.139
4 2 2127 Emanuele Abate  ITA 13.35 . 0.150
5 9 3245 Jeff Porter  USA 13.41 . 0.153
6 4 2829 Sergey Shubenkov  RUS 13.41 . 0.156
7 8 1162 Maksim Lynsha  BLR 13.45 (PB) 0.167
8 3 1750 Ladji Doucouré  FRA 13.74 . 0.189




Semi-final start lists

Qual. rule: first 2 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) qualified.
Heat 1
Wednesday 08 August 2012 - 19:15
Lane Bib Athlete Country SB 2012 PB
2 3042 Wayne Davis  TRI 13.37 13.37
3 1748 Garfield Darien  FRA 13.15 13.15
4 1804 Lawrence Clarke  GBR 13.33 13.33
5 3246 Jason Richardson  USA 12.98 12.98
6 1477 Orlando Ortega  CUB 13.09 13.09
7 1979 Konstadínos Douvalídis  GRE 13.37 13.37
8 1136 Adrien Deghelt  BEL 13.50 13.50
9 2548 Gregory Sedoc  NED 13.45 13.37
 
Heat 2
Wednesday 08 August 2012 - 19:23
Lane Bib Athlete Country SB 2012 PB
1 2183 Richard Phillips  JAM 13.43 13.39
2 1421 Paulo Villar  COL 13.55 13.27
3 1740 Dimitri Bascou  FRA 13.34 13.34
4 1125 Ryan Brathwaite  BAR 13.23 13.14
5 2572 Selim Nurudeen  NGR 13.51 13.51
6 1840 Andrew Turner  GBR 13.41 13.22
7 3236 Aries Merritt  USA 12.93 12.93
8 2827 Konstantin Shabanov  RUS 13.57 13.35
9 1363 Wenjun Xie  CHN 13.42 13.42
 
Heat 3
Wednesday 08 August 2012 - 19:31
Lane Bib Athlete Country SB 2012 PB
2 2127 Emanuele Abate  ITA 13.28 13.28
3 1750 Ladji Doucouré  FRA 13.37 12.97
4 2829 Sergey Shubenkov  RUS 13.09 13.09
5 2182 Hansle Parchment  JAM 13.18 13.18
6 2781 Lehann Fourie  RSA 13.49 13.44
7 1478 Dayron Robles  CUB 13.18 12.87
8 1162 Maksim Lynsha  BLR 13.47 13.46
9 3245 Jeff Porter  USA 13.08 13.08



Oh The Carnage!! Athletes dropping like flies in first round!



Things are good.

Things are bad.

Things are worse.

Much, much worse.

Heat 6
Lu xiang carried out on Wheelchair!
Heat 6
07 August 2012 - 10:45
Position Lane Bib Athlete Country Mark . React
1 7 1840 Andrew Turner GBR 13.42 Q . 0.159
2 9 2572 Selim Nurudeen NGR 13.51 Q (PB) 0.141
3 8 2548 Gregory Sedoc NED 13.52 Q . 0.157
4 6 1633 Jackson Quiñónez ESP 13.76 (SB) 0.139
5 3 2040 Balázs Baji HUN 13.76 . 0.154
. 1 2909 Moussa Dembele SEN DQ . 0.167
. 2 1126 Shane Brathwaite BAR DNF . 0.124
. 4 1356 Xiang Liu CHN DNF . 0.123
. 5 2664 Artur Noga POL DNF . 0.173
 
Heat 5
Merritt No Prob 
Heat 4
07 August 2012 - 10:31
Position Lane Bib Athlete Country Mark . React
1 9 1478 Dayron Robles CUB 13.33 Q . 0.172
2 4 2781 Lehann Fourie RSA 13.49 Q (SB) 0.159
3 2 3245 Jeff Porter USA 13.53 Q . 0.148
4 7 1740 Dimitri Bascou FRA 13.57 q . 0.149
5 1 1128 Greggmar Swift BAR 13.62 . 0.150
6 6 1906 Alexander John GER 13.67 . 0.195
7 5 2381 Fawaz Al-Shammari KUW 14.00 . 0.174
8 8 2742 Héctor Cotto PUR 14.08 . 0.158
9 3 2421 Ahmad Hazer
Heat 4 Results
Robles Looks Smooth/ Porter Hangs on
Heat 4
07 August 2012 - 10:31
Position Lane Bib Athlete Country Mark . React
1 9 1478 Dayron Robles CUB 13.33 Q . 0.172
2 4 2781 Lehann Fourie RSA 13.49 Q (SB) 0.159
3 2 3245 Jeff Porter USA 13.53 Q . 0.148
4 7 1740 Dimitri Bascou FRA 13.57 q . 0.149
5 1 1128 Greggmar Swift BAR 13.62 . 0.150
6 6 1906 Alexander John GER 13.67 . 0.195
7 5 2381 Fawaz Al-Shammari KUW 14.00 . 0.174
8 8 2742 Héctor Cotto PUR 14.08 . 0.158
9 3 2421 Ahmad Hazer
Heat 3 Results 
Heat 3
07 August 2012 - 10:24
Position Lane Bib Athlete Country Mark . React
1 4 1477 Orlando Ortega CUB 13.26 Q . 0.158
2 8 2182 Hansle Parchment JAM 13.32 Q . 0.145
3 6 2827 Konstantin Shabanov RUS 13.63 Q . 0.140
4 2 1750 Ladji Doucouré FRA 13.67 q . 0.170
5 7 3050 Mikel Thomas TRI 13.74 . 0.135
6 9 1890 Erik Balnuweit GER 13.77 . 0.152
. 1 1110 Shamar Sands BAH DQ . 0.160
. 3 2445 Kame Ali MAD DQ .  
. 5 1829 Andrew Pozzi

Heat 2 Results
Ja Rich No Prob
Heat 2
07 August 2012 - 10:17
Position Lane Bib Athlete Country Mark . React
1 2 3246 Jason Richardson USA 13.33 Q . 0.192
2 6 1804 Lawrence Clarke GBR 13.42 Q . 0.160
3 3 1162 Maksim Lynsha BLR 13.47 Q (SB) 0.168
4 7 3042 Wayne Davis TRI 13.52 q . 0.169
5 9 2185 Andrew Riley JAM 13.59 . 0.174
6 5 2707 João Carlos Almeida POR 13.69 . 0.116
7 8 2081 Rohollah Asgari IRI 13.97 . 0.182
8 1 1326 Ronald Forbes CAY 14.21 . 0.161
. 4 2744 Enrique Llanos PUR
Heat 1 Results
Heat 1
07 August 2012 - 10:10
Position Lane Bib Athlete Country Mark . React
1 9 2829 Sergey Shubenkov RUS 13.26 Q . 0.157
2 2 1979 Konstadínos Douvalídis GRE 13.40 Q . 0.163
3 8 1136 Adrien Deghelt BEL 13.52 Q . 0.158
4 4 1748 Garfield Darien FRA 13.54 q . 0.171
5 3 1421 Paulo Villar COL 13.55 q (SB) 0.169
6 6 1894 Matthias Bühler GER 13.68 . 0.157
7 7 1358 Dongpeng Shi CHN 13.78 . 0.150
8 5 1884 David Ilariani GEO 13.90 . 0.158
 
Heat 2
Round 1 Start Lists:
Heat 1
Tuesday 07 August 2012 - 10:10
Lane Bib Athlete Country SB 2012 PB
2 1979 Konstadínos Douvalídis  GRE 13.37 13.37
3 1421 Paulo Villar  COL 13.57 13.27
4 1748 Garfield Darien  FRA 13.15 13.15
5 1884 David Ilariani  GEO 13.58 13.58
6 1894 Matthias Bühler  GER 13.34 13.34
7 1358 Dongpeng Shi  CHN 13.49 13.19
8 1136 Adrien Deghelt  BEL 13.50 13.50
9 2829 Sergey Shubenkov  RUS 13.09 13.09
 
Heat 2
Tuesday 07 August 2012 - 10:17
Lane Bib Athlete Country SB 2012 PB
1 1326 Ronald Forbes  CAY 13.74 13.50
2 3246 Jason Richardson  USA 12.98 12.98
3 1162 Maksim Lynsha  BLR 13.55 13.46
4 2744 Enrique Llanos  PUR 13.90 13.52
5 2707 João Carlos Almeida  POR 13.47 13.47
6 1804 Lawrence Clarke  GBR 13.33 13.33
7 3042 Wayne Davis  TRI 13.37 13.37
8 2081 Rohollah Asgari  IRI 13.50 13.50
9 2185 Andrew Riley  JAM 13.19 13.19
 
Heat 3
Tuesday 07 August 2012 - 10:24
Lane Bib Athlete Country SB 2012 PB
1 1110 Shamar Sands  BAH 13.56 13.38
2 1750 Ladji Doucouré  FRA 13.37 12.97
3 2445 Kame Ali  MAD 14.61 14.61
4 1477 Orlando Ortega  CUB 13.09 13.09
5 1829 Andrew Pozzi  GBR 13.34 13.34
6 2827 Konstantin Shabanov  RUS 13.57 13.35
7 3050 Mikel Thomas  TRI 13.48 13.48
8 2182 Hansle Parchment  JAM 13.18 13.18
9 1890 Erik Balnuweit  GER 13.50 13.49
 
Heat 4
Tuesday 07 August 2012 - 10:31
Lane Bib Athlete Country SB 2012 PB
1 1128 Greggmar Swift  BAR 13.52 13.52
2 3245 Jeff Porter  USA 13.08 13.08
3 2421 Ahmad Hazer  LIB 14.37 14.06
4 2781 Lehann Fourie  RSA 13.55 13.44
5 2381 Fawaz Al-Shammari  KUW 13.48 13.48
6 1906 Alexander John  GER 13.35 13.35
7 1740 Dimitri Bascou  FRA 13.34 13.34
8 2742 Héctor Cotto  PUR 13.69 13.49
9 1478 Dayron Robles  CUB 13.18 12.87
 
Heat 5
Tuesday 07 August 2012 - 10:38
Lane Bib Athlete Country SB 2012 PB
1 2127 Emanuele Abate  ITA 13.28 13.28
2 1363 Wenjun Xie  CHN 13.42 13.42
3 1125 Ryan Brathwaite  BAR 13.29 13.14
4 2038 Ronald Bennett  HON 13.82 13.80
5 2805 Aleksey Dremin  RUS 13.83 13.51
6 2044 Dániel Kiss  HUN 13.53 13.32
7 3236 Aries Merritt  USA 12.93 12.93
8 2028 Jeffrey Julmis  HAI 13.53 13.50
9 2183 Richard Phillips  JAM 13.43 13.39
 
Heat 6
Tuesday 07 August 2012 - 10:45
Lane Bib Athlete Country SB 2012 PB
1 2909 Moussa Dembele  SEN 13.87 13.87
2 1126 Shane Brathwaite  BAR 13.31 13.31
3 2040 Balázs Baji  HUN 13.50 13.50
4 1356 Xiang Liu  CHN 12.97 12.88
5 2664 Artur Noga  POL 13.27 13.27
6 1633 Jackson Quiñónez  ESP 13.80 13.33
7 1840 Andrew Turner  GBR 13.41 13.22
8 2548 Gregory Sedoc  NED 13.45 13.37
9 2572 Selim Nurudeen  NGR 13.54 13.54




last updated: July 20th at 6:05pm CT


Men's 110m Hurdle Quick Hits
2012 London Olympic Games


110 Meter Hurdle Schedule:
Day 5, Aug 7th - Round 1 (4:10pm CT) - qualifying procedure TBA
Day 6, Aug 8th - Semi-final (1:15pm CT) - qualifying procedure TBA
Day 6, Aug 8th - Finals (3:15pm CT)

110 Meter Hurdle Records:
World Record - 12.87 - Dayron Robles (Cuba) 6/12/2008
Olympic Record - 12.91 - Liu Xiang (China) 8/27/2008
American Record - 12.89 - David Oliver 7/16/2010

The Favorites: (personal best/season best)
1. Aries Merritt, United States (12.93/12.93) - 2012 World Indoor Champion, fifth place in 2011 World Championships
2. Liu Xiang, China (12.88/12.97) - Olympic Champion in 2004, silver medalist at 2012 World Indoor Championships
3. Jason Richardson, United States (12.98/12.98) - 2011 World Champion

The Americans:
1. Aries Merritt (12.93/12.93) - 2012 World Indoor Champion, fifth place in 2011 World Championships
2. Jason Richardson (12.98/12.98) - 2011 World Champion
3. Jeff Porter (13.08/13.08) - First Olympic Games

Past 110m Hurdles Olympic Results: (from wiki)