Thursday, August 21, 2008

Payne and Oliver Medal For US

David Payne and David Oliver took silver and bronze, respectively, for the United States. Payne crossed the line in 13.17 seconds and Oliver was just .01 seconds back in third.

After crossing the finish line, Payne found a television camera and said “5-1-3,” the Cincinnati telephone area code, repeatedly into the camera.

Payne and Oliver continued the run of Olympic success for the United States in the 110 hurdles three days after U.S. men swept the medals in the 400-meter hurdles.

For the sixth time since 1984, the U.S. won two medals in the 110 hurdles. The only time the Americans won fewer than two medals in that stretch was in 2004 in the Athens Summer Olympics when Terrence Trammel was the lone American medalist.

Trammel suffered a hamstring injury in the first round of competition here and was not able to advance, in the first round.

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