Olympics 2012

Fourie into 110m hurdles final

2012-08-08 20:38
Lehann Fourie (File)
London - South Africa's Lehann Fourie has sneaked into the final of the men's 110m hurdles at the Olympic Games.

Fourie finished third in his heat on Wednesday evening, crossing the line in a personal best time of 13.28 seconds, which was enough to grab a top eight spot and advance to the final.

American Aries Merritt raced a scorching 12.94sec to lead all the favourites, including defending Olympic champion Dayron Robles.

Merritt won his heat from Barbadian Ryan Brathwaite.

Merritt's US team-mate Jason Richardson, the shock world champion from last year in Daegu, won his heat in 13.13sec, and Robles of Cuba clocked 13.10sec in winning the third semi-final.

Also going through to the final will be Jamaican Hansle Parchment and Cuban Orlando Ortega, with Fourie and Briton Lawrence Clarke advancing as the two overall fastest finishers outside the two automatic spots from each semi-final.

The final takes splace at 22:15 SA time on Wednesday night.

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