American men sweep Olympic 400m hurdles medals

August 19, 2008 10:42:29 AM PDT
American Angelo Taylor has won the men's Olympic 400-meter hurdles, finishing in 47.25 seconds to lead a U.S. sweep in the event. Kerron Clement finished second and Bershawn Jackson finished third Monday in the best moment at track and field for an American team that had been struggling.

It was the first sweep in the event since the United States did it in 1960.

Taylor, the 2000 Olympic champion, won his second gold by running a personal-best time of 47.25 seconds. His was the U.S. team's second gold medal of the meet, following Stephanie Brown Trafton's upset victory in the discus throw earlier Monday.