August 17, 2016

Three Black Women Just Swept The 100M Hurdles, Making Olympic History

Left to Right: Kristi Castlin, Brianna Rollins, and Nia Ali

Written by Mike Orie of

Team USA just claimed the top three spots in the 100M hurdles olympics, and guess what? They were all Black women.

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For the first time (EVER) in history, a nation swept the podium at the 100M hurdles. Rollins finished first in 12.48 seconds, followed by Ali in 12.59 seconds and Castlin in 12.61 seconds according to NBC Olympics. In case you missed it, watch the historic moment below. #BlackWomenDidThat

Gold: Brianna Rollins (United States)
Silver: Nia Ali (United States)
Bronze: Kristi Castlin (United States)


Mike "Orie" Mosley is a freelance writer/photographer and cultural advocate from St. Louis. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from LSU. He is also the co-founder of music and culture website In his spare time, he's probably listening to hip hop & neo soul music, hitting up brunch or caught up in deep conversations about Black music. You can follow him on Twitter @mike_orie or on Instagram @mikeorie

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