Injured Kim Turner Pulls Out of Today’s 100-Meter Hurdles Rematch at Coliseum
The reunion of the four women involved in the controversial 100-meter hurdles race in last year’s Olympic trials will not occur at today’s ARCO-Coliseum track meet, as officials had announced.
Kim Turner, the winner of the trials race and the Olympic bronze medalist, has injured a hamstring. Turner’s coach, Richard Ford, told meet officials late Thursday night that Turner would not run for two weeks.
The race would have brought together, for the first time since the trials, Stephanie Hightower, Benita Fitzgerald-Brown, Pam Page and Turner. In what is considered possibly the closest track race ever, Hightower, Fitzgerald-Brown and Page all were timed in 13.13 seconds. Turner won in 13.12. Hightower, the American record-holder, was judged to be fourth and did not make the Olympic team.