August 13, 2013
David Oliver ran the fastest time of the world 13.00 to win the 2013 World Championship.
The US Champion Ryan Wilson, making his first US team at 32, got the silver in 13.13.
World record holder Aries Merritt was 6th.
We talked to Oliver and Wilson afterwards.
David Oliver to Celebrate With His Mother Who Missed the 1980 Olympics Because of Boycott
Afterwards, Oliver said he was going to celebrate with his mother Brenda Chambers who made the 1980 Olympic 400m hurdle team but didn’t get to compete because of the US Boycott of the Moscow Games.
Oliver’s mother came to Moscow to watch him win, so Oliver’s world title had a little extra meaning.
Ryan Wilson Joins the “Club”
The American hurdling ranks are incredibly strong. Ryan Wilson until today might not have been totally accepted into the club of the best Americans hurdlers. That can change now as the 32 year old who won USAs to make his first World team, backed it up with a silver medal here. There’s a nice exchange with Oliver at the end below where Wilson talks about joining the club.
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Race Video: (US visitors only)
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