All Caribbean-Born Win In 110-M Men’s Hurdles Finals In Rio

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Omar Mcleod of Jamaica wins the gold medal in the Men's 110m Hurdles Final ahead of silver medalist Orlando Ortega of Spain/Cuba and bronze medalist Dimitri Bascou of France/Martinique on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
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Omar Mcleod of Jamaica wins the gold medal in the Men’s 110m Hurdles Final ahead of silver medalist Orlando Ortega of Spain/Cuba and bronze medalist Dimitri Bascou of France/Martinique on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
Christmas in August

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, RIO, Brazil, Weds. Aug. 17, 2016: By now, many sports fans would know that the men’s 110-m hurdles finals in Rio last night was won by a Jamaican.

But few know that the second and third place finishers last night were also born in the Caribbean – even though they now race for France and Spain.

While Omar McLeod won Jamaica’s first 110m hurdles gold medal and its third gold medal at the Games of the 31st Olympiad in a time of 13.06 seconds on August 17, 2016 and gave all glory to “Jesus,” Dimitri Bascou who runs for France took the silver and Orlando Ortega won the bronze for Spain.

Bascou, 29, was born in the Caribbean island of Martinique but has been competing for France.

Ortega, 25, was born in Cuba but defected during the 2013 World Championships in Moscow and began running for Spain.

All three indeed gave the Caribbean an opportunity to cheer for them at Rio 2016 indeed.

 

 

 

 

 

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