Monday, August 18, 2008
A big-time U.S. performance highlights the day.
-Beijing-Don’t call it come back—he’s been here for years. Going into Beijing a bulk of the attention was focused primarily on Kerron Clement and Bershawn Jackson. Today, Angelo Taylor won Olympic gold over the two aforementioned U.S. runners.
Angelo the champion from the 2000 Sydney Games is no stranger to thrilling races, having won his first gold medal out of lane 1. In 2004, an illness hindered the Albany, Georgia native from getting out the semi-final heats in Athens.
This time around the supremely talented Taylor ran the fastest time (47.25) of his life.
Just when people were beginning to get down on the Team USA, the U.S hurdles ran extremely well as Kerron Clement (47.98) and Bershawn Jackson (48.06) dominated a very talented field.
Stephanie Brown Trafton might have saved the day for the U.S. in winning a gold in the women's discus.
By Jay Hicks.