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Odumosu misses out in 400 hurdles final


Muizat Ajoke Odumosu failed in her attempt to win a medal in the 400m hurdles on Wednesday night.

Russia's Natalya Antyukh won the gold with Lashinda Demus of the United States taking silver and Czech Republic's Zuzana Hejnova winning the bronze.

Odumosu won her semi-final in a new national record time but was very much an outside bet in the final.

Afterwards she said: ďI hit the hurdle the first hurdle and lost balance. Iím not disappointed. I wanted to win but it didnít happen. I ran in the final of an event in the Olympics. I was the only African in that event."

"For me thatís a medal. Hurdles is very technical and the moment I hit the first hurdle it was over for me although I fought hard to recover. To be honest with you, Iím happy with myself and the way I ran. But for what happened it probably could have been different. But thatís sports for you. Iím feeling good.Ē

Results Table

    1. Natalya Antyukh (Russia) 52.70s

    2. Lashinda Demus (U.S.) 52.77s

    3. Zuzana Hejnova (Czech Republic) 53.38s

    4. Kaliese Spencer (Jamaica) 53.66s

    5. Georganne Moline (U.S.) 53.92s

    6. T'Erea Brown (U.S.) 55.07s

    7. Denisa Rosolova (Czech Republic) 55.27s

    8. Muizat Ajoke Odumosu (Nigeria) 55.31s


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