2012 London Olympics: Virginia Native Kellie Wells Captures Bronze In 100m Hurdles Final

It was certainly a strong showing from the Americans.

Richmond, Va., native Kellie Wells, who starred at James River High School and at Hampton University, placed third on Tuesday, earning the bronze medal, in the women's 100m hurdles final at the 2012 London Summer Olympics with a score of 12.48 -- a personal best.

Wells was narrowly edged by Sally Pearson of Australia and Dawn Harper of the United States, who recorded times of 12.35 and 12.37, respectively. Coming in fourth was the much-talked about Lolo Jones, who finished in 12.71 seconds.

In the semifinals, earlier, Wells posted a time of 12.51 seconds.

By capturing the bronze, Wells becomes just the second American track and field athlete and HBCU graduate to medal in the London Games. Jackson State's Michael Tinsley's captured the silver medal in the 400-meter hurdles on Monday.

For a complete schedule of events and dates medals will be awarded, visit NBC Sports' official Olympic website. For complete coverage from the 2012 London Olympics, keep checking this StoryStream and visit SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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