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Trio of Americans Win in London

INDIANAPOLIS - After a strong showing by the American middle-distance runners yesterday, it was the sprinters’ turn in the spotlight today with big wins from Michael Tinsley, David Oliver and Allyson Felix on the second day of the  London Diamond League meet hosted by the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Tinsley (Round Rock, Texas) led the way for a U.S. sweep of the men’s 400m hurdles. Tinsley looked effortless as he won by half a second in 47.98. The mark gives Tinsley the two fastest times in the world this year, as it was just behind his current world leading mark of 47.96. Johnny Dutch (Clayton, N.C.) took second in 48.40, with Justin Gaymon (Athens, Ga.) third and Bershawn Jackson (Raleigh, N.C.) fourth.

Oliver (Kissimmee, Fla.) looked in control throughout the race to take the win in the men’s 110m hurdles. After getting out to a good start, Oliver led throughout the race to cross the line in 13.20. Ryan Wilson (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Jeff Porter (Canton, Mich.) finished fourth and sixth, respectively. Aries Merritt (Bryan, Texas) hit the fifth hurdle and was knocked out of the race.

Felix (Santa Clarita, Calif.) held off a charging Shalonda Solomon (Inglewood, Calif.) on the homestretch and pulled ahead to take the 200m win in 22.41. Solomon was close behind in 22.50.

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American Results in London
1st, Michael Tinsley, men’s 400m hurdles, 47.98
1st, Allyson Felix, women’s 200m, 22.41
1st, David Oliver, men’s 110m hurdles, 13.20
2nd, Ryan Hill, men’s 3,000m, 7:42.32
2nd, Shalonda Solomon, women’s 200m, 22.50
2nd, Francena McCorory, women’s 400m, 50.13
2nd, Barbara Pierre, women’s 100m, 10.85
2nd, Johnny Dutch, men’s 400m hurdles, 48.80
3rd, Kellie Wells, women’s 100m hurdles, 12.95
3rd, Andrew Bumbalough, men’s 3,000m, 7:42.91
3rd, Michelle Carter, women’s shot put, 19.24m/63-1.5
3rd, Justin Gaymon, men’s 400m hurdles, 48.46
3rd, Natasha Hastings, women’s 400m, 50.13
4th, Bershawn Jackson, men’s 400m hurdles, 48.53
4th, Tori Polk, women’s long jump, 6.40m/21-0
4th, Ryan Wilson, men’s 100m hurdles, 13.37
5th Yvette Lewis, women’s 100m hurdles, 13.09
5th, Dathan Ritzenhein, men’s 3,000m, 7:44.68
5th, Jessica Beard, women’s 400m, 51.38
5th, Galen Rupp, men’s mile, 3:52.11
5th, Brad Walker, men’s pole vault, 5.60m/18-4.5
6th, Jeff Porter, men’s 110m hurdles, 13.58
6th, De’Sean Turner, men’s 3,000m steeplechase, 8:31.25
6th, Janay Deloach Soukup, women’s long jump, 6.29m/20-7.75
7th, Funmi Jimoh, women’s long jump, 6.27m/20-7
7th, Andrew Poore, men’s 3,000m steeplechase, 8:33.62
7th, Lashauntea Moore, women’s 200m, 23.10
7th, English Gardner, women’s 100m, 11.08
7th, Brittany Borman, women’s javelin, 54.02m/177-2
7th, Dwight Phillips, men’s long jump, 7.89m/25-10.75
7th, Jordan McNamara, men’s mile, 3:52.42
8th, David Torrence, men’s mile, 3:52.74
9th, Andy Bayer, men’s mile, 3:52.90
9th, DeeDee Trotter, women’s 200m, 23.65
10th, Garrett Heath, men’s mile, 3:53.15
11th, Jack Bolas, men’s 3,000m, 7:50.50
12th, Hassan Mead, men’s 3,000m, 7:51.88
16th, Matthew Centrowitz, men’s mile, 3:58.75
2nd in heat 1, did not compete in final, Carmelita Jeter, women’s 100m, 10.93
4th in heat 1, did not compete in final, Jeneba Tarmoh, women’s 100m, 11.32

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