Sally Pearson was the only athlete to hit a top speed beyond 9metres per sec. between the hurdles, with a best of 9.11mps between the 5th and 6th hurdles. By the time Sally had got to the 4th hurdle she was already into the sub 0.95s range between the hurdles. Amazingly, Tiffany Porter from Great Britain, actually made some ground between the 3rd & 4th hurdle and was well in with a huge medal chance until the 80m mark before faltering after the 9th hurdle to drop out of medal contention.
Pearson's domination throughout the race was topped off by the run to the line where she increased her lead over the 20m, even after slightly losing ground on the 9th hurdle.
|1 Sally Pearson (AUS)||Split Time (sec)||2.53||3.52||4.49||5.42||6.37||7.31||8.27||9.22||10.21||11.20||12.28|
|'Lap' Time (sec)||2.53||0.99||0.97||0.94||0.95||0.93||0.96||0.95||1.00||0.99||1.08|
|2 Danielle Carruthers (USA)||Split Time (sec)||2.57||3.59||4.57||5.55||6.51||7.46||8.42||9.39||10.35||11.36||12.47|
|'Lap' Time (sec)||2.57||1.02||0.97||0.98||0.96||0.95||0.96||0.97||0.96||1.01||1.11|
|3 Dawn Harper (USA)||Split Time (sec)||2.60||3.60||4.57||5.52||6.47||7.43||8.41||9.39||10.37||11.37||12.47|
|'Lap' Time (sec)||2.60||1.00||0.97||0.95||0.95||0.96||0.97||0.98||0.98||0.99||1.10|
|4 Tiffany Porter (GBR)||Split Time (sec)||2.57||3.57||4.57||5.50||6.46||7.43||8.40||9.38||10.36||11.40||12.63|
|'Lap' Time (sec)||2.57||0.99||1.00||0.93||0.96||0.97||0.97||0.98||0.98||1.04||1.23|
And here's the race to watch again!