Aries Merritt

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 / August 8, 2012 )

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.

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