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DFW's Richardson Takes Silver in 110m Hurdles

American's take gold, silver in 100m hurdles final



    DFW's Richardson Takes Silver in 110m Hurdles
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    Ariel Merritt and Jason Richardson stretching for the finish line in the men's 110m final in the 2012 London Olympic Games.

    Cedar Hill's Jason Richardson finished second in the men's 110m hurdles final Wednesday, winning a silver medal.

    Richardson, 26, crossed the line in 13.04 seconds, just behind teammate Aries Merritt who took gold with a personal best time of 12.92.

    Richardson's personal best in the race is 12.98.  The World Record in the event is 12.87, set by Cuba's Deyron Robles in 2008, who DQ'd in the final after hitting the a hurdle.

    Cedar Hill H.S. Cheers on Jason Richardson

    [DFW] Cedar Hill H.S. Cheers on Jason Richardson
    The Longhorns of Cedar Hill High School, Jason Richardson's alma mater, gathered Wednesday to watch the track star win the silver medal in the 110m hurdles.
    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012)

    The Olympic Record in the men's 110m is 12.91.

    The 2012 London Olympic Games are Richardson's first Olympics.  He has won gold in the 110m hurdles at the 2011 World Championships and was the first to win both the 110m and 400m gold at the World Youth Championships in 2003.

    NBC 5 caught up with Richardson for insight into the track star's Olympic career and growing up in Cedar Hill. Read more here.

    At his alma mater, Cedar Hill High School, more than 100 kids packed the cafeteria to watch the event as it was streaming live.

    Lauren Hall coached Richardson his senior year and said he stood out not only as an athlete but also as a student and young man.

    "No one deserves it more than Jason Richardson," said Hall.

    NBC 5's Lindsay Wilcox contributed to this report.