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#RioGoldRush: Hurdles star Omar McLeod strikes gold for Jamaica

Published:Tuesday | August 16, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Omar McLeod celebrates his 110m hurdles win at the Rio Olympics - Ricardo Makyn photo

Jamaica’s 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod has won the country’s third gold medal at the Games of the 31st Olympiad.

The overall medal count is now at five with two bronze medals. 

McLeod, the former Kingston College star, glided over the hurdles in a time of 13.06 seconds.

The first-time Olympian jumped in delight after he crossed the finish line.

With this medal, Jamaica is now third on the table behind the United States and Kenya.

PROFILE - Omar McLeod 
Age: 22 years old
High School: Manchester High School & Kingston College
Tertiary Education: University of Arkansas
Event: Men’s 110m hurdles
Personal Best: 12.97s