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US sweeps 400 hurdles

Posted by Gregory Lee Jr. Globe Staff  August 18, 2008 10:20 AM

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Angelo Taylor (Decatur, Ga.) led a 1-2-3 finish by the United States in the men's 400m hurdles Monday evening at the National Stadium. Taylor crossed the line with a personal-best 47.25 to claim the gold medal, followed by teammates Kerron Clement (Los Angeles, Calif.) with the silver in 47.98 and Bershawn Jackson (Raleigh, N.C.) with the bronze in 48.06. It was the first multiple-medal finish in the event for the U.S. since taking gold and bronze at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and the first sweep in the event by the Americans since the 1960 Rome Olympic Games. The U.S. is the only country to sweep the medals in the event - 2008 is the fifth time it has been done.

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