The United States of America continued its dominance in track and field events at the 2012 Olympic Games, as Aries Merritt and Jason Richardson captured gold and silver medals respectively, in the 110m hurdles.
Merritt narrowly missed setting the world record en route to the gold medal, with a time of 12.92. The record, held by Cuban Dayron Robles, is 12.87. Robles, meanwhile, was disqualified from the event, and finished last.
Richardson finished with a time of 13.04, which was good enough to earn him the silver medal. Richardson, who was born in Houston, will not be competing in another event in the Olympics.
Hansle Parchment from Jamaica earned the bronze medal, finishing with a time of 13.12 -- a national record for Jamaica.
The United States now has 20 medals in track and field events, including five gold and eight silver. Russia has the second-most medals in track and field with nine.
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