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MOSCOW — Howard University product David Oliver joined Ryan Wilson to make a 1-2 statement for Team USA in the men’s 110m hurdles at the IAAF World Outdoor Championships at Luzhniki Stadium.David OliverOliver

Oliver (Clermont, Fla.) ran a dominant race from the gun to capture his first international title with a world-leading 13.00. 2013 USA Outdoor champion Wilson (Los Angeles, Calif.) grabbed silver in his first international appearance at age 32 in a time of 13.13. Defending world champion Jason Richardson (Los Angeles, Calif.) stumbled off the final hurdle, falling from third to fourth in 13.27, while world record holder Aries Merritt (Bryan, Texas), coming back from injury, was sixth at 13.31.

“It’s been a lot of hard work, and just coming up short and dealing with injuries and all of that kind of stuff," said Oliver. "A lot of changes had to be made, we made them, and now I can sit back with my team and celebrate that we are World Champions. Every race is always dedicated to my mom. She is my biggest supporter and my backbone. She taught me everything I know, and for them not to be able to compete in the ‘80 games. And she is here in the stadium, so there is just nothing better. I just love sharing those moments with her, she’s the most important person.”

In the women's 400m final, Hampton product Francena McCorory and teammate Natasha Hastings came off the final turn in position to medal, but faded in the last 100 meters. Hastings, the 2012 World Indoor bronze medalist, finished fifth in a time of 50.30 and McCorory, who won Olympic gold in London in the 4x400m, finished sixth in 50.68.


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