Russian Natalya Antyukh romps home in women's 400m hurdles


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Natalya Antyukh of Russia won the women's 400-metre hurdles at the London Olympics, edging world champion Lashinda Demus and narrowly missing the games record.

The 31-year-old Antyukh, a bronze medalist in the 400 at the 2004 Athens Olympics, won in 52.70 seconds, just 0.06 outside the Olympic record set by Melaine Walker in Beijing.

Demus took silver in 52.77 and Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic got the bronze medal in 53.38.