With Turkey record, Nevin Yanıt becomes fifth in 100m hurdles

Turkey’s Nevin Yanıt finished fifth in the women's 100-meter hurdles final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London on Tuesday. (Photo: AA)
7 August 2012 / TODAYSZAMAN.COM,
Turkish runner Nevin Yanıt finished fifth in the 100-meter hurdle at the 2012 London Olympics, clocking in at 12.58 seconds, also a Turkey record.
She secured the same performance in the semi-finals earlier on Tuesday and finished second.
Yanıt in 2010 emerged triumphant from the 20th European Athletics Championships in Barcelona, where she clinched the gold in the women's 100-meter hurdle, becoming the first Turk to win a medal at the event.
Australia's Sally Pearson won the Olympic gold medal in the women's 100m hurdles. Dawn Harper of the United States won the silver and Kellie Wells of the United States won the bronze.