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Athletics - Olympics: Day 12

Brianna Rollins was the first to cross the finish line in the 100-meter hurdles Olympic race, winning gold.

And right behind her, two more Black women finished strong with silver and bronze medals.

This moment of Black American sisterhood made history as the first time any country has swept the 100-meter hurdles during the Olympic games, according to The Guardian.

All three women won within less than a second of each other.

“I can’t honestly remember the race, really,” Rollins said, who turned 25 August 18. “I do know that I hit quite a few hurdles, but I didn’t let that mess up my composure. I was able to continue to stay focused and make sure I got across that line, make sure I saw my name on top of that board. I’m so glad that God was able to guide me through that race. I couldn’t be more happy.”

Her teammate, silver medalist Nia Ali, celebrated her win with her 15-month-old son. “He won’t remember this but he will see photos and see that you can do anything you put your mind to,” she said. “I knew it was going to be hard to medal.”

Winner of the bronze medal Kristi Castlin dedicated her victory to victims of gun violence“We actually came into this not as individuals but as a team. We work together, we pray together and that is how we got this job done. The first US sweep in women’s American history,” the 28-year-old said.

The woman stood on the podium, not as competitors, or even winners or losers, but as sisters. What a proud, rewarding sight.

SOURCE: The Guardian | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter

 

Three Black Women Won The 100m Hurdles For America was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

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