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Track and field

Jones's dream is clipped; Richards falters, too

American Lolo Jones, a gold medal favorite in the hurdles, is alone in her anguish after she stumbled to seventh place. American Lolo Jones, a gold medal favorite in the hurdles, is alone in her anguish after she stumbled to seventh place. (Gary Hershorn/Reuters)
By Shira Springer
Globe Staff / August 20, 2008

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Lolo Jones was the picture of anguish when her right lead leg smashed into the penultimate hurdle in the women's 100-meter hurdle final. After the gold medal favorite finished seventh, she shouted her frustration, then collapsed to the track while US hurdler Dawn Harper celebrated her unexpected win in a personal-best 12.54 seconds. When Jones got back on ... (Full article: 824 words)

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