An excellent day for the United States track and field team in Beijing. Angelo Taylor, the Olympic champion in Sydney 2000, lead a medals sweep in the 400-meter hurdles and Stephanie Brown Trafton won a surprising gold in the discus.
Taylor ran a personal-best time of 47.25 seconds, ahead of teammates Kerron Clement and Bershawn Jackson, who took the silver and bronze respectively in 47.98 and 48.06. This is first sweep of the event since the United States did it in 1960.
Many more photos AFTER THE JUMP.
The win is especially sweet for Taylor who failed to make the final in Athens four years ago, and, has been largely out of the spotlight. Taylor had largely given up on the sport and had been working in construction.
Here's a great pic of Taylor and Bershawn enjoying the moment, and, then the medals shot. Gotta love the talented and bulging boys on the American track team. Go USA.
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