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Jamaican Hansle Parchment Surprise Gold Medal Winner in Men’s 110-Meters Hurdles 

Thursday marked another day of upsets and surprises on Day 16 of the Tokyo Olympics.

The upsets occurred at Olympic Stadium, the host venue for track and field, beginning with the men’s 110-meters hurdles, as 31-year-old Jamaican Hansle Parchment edged 23-year-old Grant Holloway of the United States.

Holloway is the reigning world champion in the event and was the clear favorite to win the gold, but Parchment ran down the American over the final hurdles to finish the race in 13.04 (13 minutes, .04 seconds), just .05 (five-hundredths) of a second ahead of Holloway. Parchment’s compatriot, Ronald Levy, won the bronze medal details ⇒

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