Friday, August 22, 2008

U.S. Win Silver & Bronze In 110-Hurdles

Olympics Day 13 - Athletics

Payne & Oliver Shine in Hurdles.
-Beijing-David Payne and David Oliver accomplished what they came to do.

The U.S. hurdlers had dreams of getting on the medal stand. And it wasn't an easy task while watching hurdling standouts Liu Xiang and Terrence Trammell, see their dreams end in the qualifying heats.

They stayed focused and kept their eyes on the prize. David Payne (13.17) earned silver, while Howard University alum David Oliver (13.18) captured the bronze. Cuba's Dayron Robles (12.93) won the gold.

It certainly was not easy, but the U.S. hurdlers achieved this on a day when both the men's and women's 400m relays dropped the baton in the wet conditions but then again that's what champions do.

By Jay Hicks.

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