What a race! Omar McLeod flew past the competition, earning a gold for himself and his country in the 110m hurdles at the Rio Olympics. With a time of 13.05, the Jamaican beat the international field, while Orlando Ortega of Spain earned silver and France’s Dimitri Bascou brought home a bronze. Keep reading for more details on this great race.
Track & field delivers again with another exciting Olympic race in Rio. This time Jamaica’s Omar McLeod crossed the finish line first earning his first gold in this fast and exciting event. He has had all the top times in the 100m hurdles in all international races this year so he was the favorite going in. There are ten hurdles to clear in a matter of seconds and Omar cruised over all of them like a gazelle out for a morning jaunt. The race was breathtaking to watch and over in a blink of an eye with a time of 13.05 seconds! It’s the first gold medal for Jamaica in the event so there was plenty of celebrating!
It was an amazing race with an impressive field of competitors from across the globe. Americans and University of Oregon track teammates Ronnie Ash and Devon Allen were both gunning for a precious spot on the podium after a lifetime of training. Unfortunately for the Olympic newcomers, they finished well behind the pack.
It has been a wild Olympics in Rio with most of the attention on the Olympian swimmers and gymnasts. Simone Biles proved she is a champion after earning 5 medals in Rio including 4 gold. Michael Phelps announced his retirement after beating the world for 5 more gold medals in Brazil. Michael will go down as one of the greatest athletes of his generation with a career total of 28 Olympic medals, 23 of which are gold. Bravo to all the athletes, including the winner of this great hurdle race.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of that amazing race? Were you surprised with the results? Where does this race rank among your favorite moments of the 2016 Rio games?