LONDON (AP) — Sally Pearson provided a rare bright spot for Australia at the London Games, earning the nation’s fourth gold medal by edging defending champion Dawn Harper of the U.S. to win the 100-meter hurdles in an Olympic-record 12.35 seconds on Tuesday.
Under a steady rain, Pearson barely crossed the border ahead of Harper, who was clocked in 12.37. The U.S. also took the bronze, with Kellie Wells finishing in 12.48.
Lolo Jones, the favorite four years ago who fell at the ninth of 10 hurdles, was fourth Tuesday in 12.58.
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