20 JUL 2002 General News

Men 110 metre Hurdles Final

Men 110 metres Hurdles Final

As for the women’s race, there were no false starts in the men’s high hurdles final.

The two Americans of the final, Antwon Hicks and Kenneth Ferguson had the fastest starts with Ferguson slightly ahead of Hicks at the first hurdle. Shamar Sands of the Bahamas and Richard Phillips of Jamaica were also running strongly in lanes 4 and 6 respectively.

Ferguson and Phillips, whose strides between the hurdles weren’t of the fastest, gradually lost ground when reaching mid race. It was then that China’s Dongpeng Shi produced his effort and came back in contention for a medal.

Hicks was smoothly running away from the rest of the field after clearing the 8th barrier and clocked a winning performance of 13.42. Shi – just as he had in the semi finals – had the best finish and claimed silver in 13.58. Sands clocked a time of 13.67 which was good enough for bronze. Phillips and Ferguson eventually finished fourth and fifth with times of 13.90 and 13.91 respectively.

The race was run with a 2.6m/s tail wind.

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