Olympic games-Athletics-Rollins leads US hurdles sweep –

The sweep was even more outstanding given world record holder Kendra Harrison and 2008 Olympic champion Beginning Harper skipped the Games after failing to help make the cut in the U.S. tests.

European champion Cindy Roleder of Germany was fastest from the blocks but needed to accept fifth in 12.74, in front of Pedrya Seymour from the Bahamas, who set a nationwide record within the semis and it was running smoothly until she hit the penultimate barrier.

Harrison and Harper were only some of the notable absentees with world champion Danielle Williams neglecting to cope with the Jamaican tests and Australia#8217;s Olympic champion Sally Pearson made to withdraw in the Games by having an injuries. (Editing by John O#8217;Brien)

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