2012 U.S. Olympic Team Track & Field Trials: Michael Tinsley, Lashinda Demus Win 400m Hurdles

In the 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Trials, Angelo Taylor decided he would try to blow the field out of the water early, taking a massive lead all the way into the home stretch starting in Lane 6. He stumbled with less than 100 meters to go, appeared to completely lose gas and he was passed immediately by Michael Tinsley. He held on to finish in second and qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. He will go to his fourth Olympics. Kerron Clement beat a diving Bershawn Jackson by .05 seconds, a heartbreaker for one of the favorites in the event.

Lashinda Demus, Georganne Moline and T'erea Brown comprise the women's team in the 400m. Demus won the final at the trials in impressive fashion. There was significant daylight between her and Moline, who will go to her first Olympics, and Moline and Brown. Demus, the American record-holder, finished in 53.98 seconds. Moline finished in 54.33 and Brown in 54.81. Brown won the U.S. 400m championship last year.

Stay with our StoryStream for the latest from the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track & Field in Eugene as Team USA is decided.

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