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Olympic track & field | Day 12 final events

Team USA’s Aries Merritt, right, crosses the finish line in front of Barbados’ Ryan Brathwaite, left, and Jamaica’s Hansle Parchment to win the gold medal in the 110-meter hurdles at the 2012 London Olympics. Jason Richardson of the U.S. won silver.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
U.S. teammates Aries Merritt, left, and Jason Richardson finished first and second respectively in the men’s 110-meter hurdles final at the London 2012 Olympic Games on Wednesday.  (John G. Mabanglo / European Pressphoto Agency)
The United States’ Aries Merritt, center, celebrates winning the men’s 110-meter hurdles ahead of teammate Jason Richardson, right, and Jamaica’s Hansle Parchment. (Mark Duncan / Associated Press)
Team USA’s Aries Merritt celebrates winning the 110-meter hurdles final at the London 2012 Olympic Games on Wednesday.  (Kerim Okten / European Pressphoto Agency)
Team USA’s Brittney Reese jumps for a gold medal win in women’s long jump at the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Kerim Okten / European Pressphoto Agency)
Allyson Felix, center, is all smiles after crossing the finish in the 200-meter race. Sanya Richards-Ross finished fifth. (John G. Mabanglo / European Pressphoto Agency)
Team USA’s Allyson Felix, center, crosses the finish line Wednesday to win gold ahead of Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, right, in the women’s 200-meter final at the London 2012 Olympics.  (Matt Dunham / Associated Press)
U.S. runner Allyson Felix, center, beats teammate Carmelita Jeter, bottom and Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to the finish line in the women’s 200-meter final. Jeter won the bronze. (David J. Phillip / Associated Press)
Russia’s Natalya Antyukh, right, jumps the final hurdle ahead of the United States’ Lashinda Demus, left, in the women’s 400-meter hurdles final. Demus won silver.  (Anja Niedringhaus / Associated Press)
Janay Deloach of Team USA competes in the women’s long jump final at the London 2012 Olympic Games. She won a bronze medal in the event. (Kerim Okten / European Pressphoto Agency)
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