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08/17/2016 10:30 pm ET Updated Aug 19, 2016

U.S.A. Wins Gold, Silver AND Bronze In Most American Race Ever

The U.S. was not messing around in the women's 100m hurdle.
Bronze medalist Kristi Castlin, gold medalist Brianna Rollins and silver medalist Nia Ali of the United States celebrate with
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Bronze medalist Kristi Castlin, gold medalist Brianna Rollins and silver medalist Nia Ali of the United States celebrate with American flags after the Women's 100m Hurdles Final

Brianna Rollins of the United States won the 100 metres hurdlesgold in a time of 12.48 seconds on Wednesday, leading compatriots Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin in the event’s first ever Olympic podium sweep.

Ali was clearly in second place when she crossed the line to take silver in 12.59 but Castlin faced a nervous wait before it was confirmed that she had taken bronze in 12.61.

Brianna Rollins of the United States (L) wins the gold medal in the Women's 100m Hurdles Final.
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Brianna Rollins of the United States (L) wins the gold medal in the Women's 100m Hurdles Final.

Britain’s Cindy Ofili, also born in the United States, pushed Castlin right to the line but lost out on a medal by two hundredths of a second in 12.63.

The United States sweep was all the more remarkable given world record holder Kendra Harrison and 2008 Olympic champion Dawn Harper missed the Games after failing to make the cut at the U.S. trials.

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