Lolo Jones comes in fourth place in women’s 100-meter hurdles, while Americans Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells take second and third place; watch Allyson Felix, who hopes to medal in women’s 200-meter final tonight, talk about what gets her pumped up for big races
American Lolo Jones watched her Olympic medal hopes slip away Tuesday night as she missed a bronze medal by one tenth of a second in the women’s 100-meter hurdles. Jones was on the track at the London 2012 Olympics after a year of injuries — surgery to repair a tethered spine condition last August and hamstring injuries.
Top-ranked Australian Sally Pearson won the gold medal in an Olympic record time of 12.35 seconds, and American runners Dawn Harper got silver, with then gobbled up the next two spots with 2008 champion Dawn Harper finishing with a silver medal in 12.37 and teammate Kellie Wells bronze in 12.48.
Meanwhile, American sprinter Allyson Felix will take the track for the women’s 200-meter final Wednesday night. Felix won’t settle for anything less than gold in this year’s 2012 London Olympics. The 26-year-old American sprint star is the fastest women in the world in the women’s 200-meter dash, and after winning a silver medal in both the 2004 and 2008 Olympics in the event, she has her eyes set on gold. Watch Felix talk about why she loves to run, her favorite pump-up song and more:
So what is it like being an experienced Olympic athlete? “Every day I get to do what I enjoy and what I’m passionate about,” Felix said. “I really love my job.”
The best part about running for Felix is the competition and just relaxing while at a pace to “be with your own thoughts.”
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