The United States' domination in track and field events at the 2012 Olympic Games continued on Wednesday, as American Olympians captured another pair of medals in the men's 110m hurdle. Aries Merritt took him the gold medal, and nearly set a world record in the process, while Texas native Jason Richardson captured the silver medal.
Merritt finished with a near record-setting time of 12.92, just .05 behind the world record set by Cuban Dayron Robles in 2008. Richardson's time of 13.04 was good enough to capture the silver medal.
Jamaican Hansle Parchment finished with a time of 13.12, which was good enough to capture the bronze medal.
The record holder Robles participated in the event, but was disqualified and finished last.
For the Americans, the medals constitute their 18th in the 2012 Olympic Games in track and field, including the fourth gold and eighth silver earned. Russia is second with eight total medals in track and field.
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