In a stunningly close finish in the women's 100-meter hurdles final, Australia's Sally Pearson nicked the defending Olympic gold medalist Harper by two-hundredths of a second for the win – 12.35 seconds to 12.37. The United States also took a bronze in the event, with Kellie Wells finishing third at 12.48. Lolo Jones finished fourth at 12.58.
The photo finish saw Harper close fast in the final two hurdles and nearly clip Pearson at the line. The finish was so close that both runners stood on the track afterward for nearly a minute, waiting for the official times to reveal the winner. When the final finish was shown on the giant video screen – in the middle of a smattering of rain – Pearson collapsed to her knees in joy, leaving Harper to shrug her shoulders.
"When I leaned at the [finish] line, I looked over and that's when I finally saw her," Harper said of Pearson. "And I wasRead More »from Dawn Harper, Kellie Wells win silver and bronze in women's 100 hurdles, Lolo Jones finishes fourth