Olympics 2012

Fourie 7th in hurdles final

2012-08-08 22:21
Lehann Fourie (AP)
London - South Africa's Lehann Fourie has finished seventh in the men's 110m hurdles final at the Olympic Games on Wednesday night.

Fourie, 25, finished in a time of 13.53 seconds against a very competitive field.

Earlier on Wednesday evening, Fourie qualified for the final by running a personal best time of 13.28 in the semi-finals.

America's Aries Merritt claimed gold in a time of 12.92.

Merritt's US team-mate Jason Richardson, the shock world champion from last year in Daegu, claimed silver in 13.04, while Jamaican Hansle Parchment took a surprise bronze in a new national record of 13.12.

Defending champion Dayron Robles of Cuba pulled up halfway through the race clutching his left hamstring.

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