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Women's 400m Hurdles Final: Lashinda Demus Takes Silver

Inglewood's own Lashinda Demus took home the silver medal in the women's 400 meter hurdles on Wednesday in London at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Demus put up a time of 52.77 seconds, losing in a photo finish to Natalya Antyukh of Russia.

Antyukh posted a time of 52.70 seconds to take home the gold medal. Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic brought home the bronze with a time of 53.38 seconds.

Georganne Moline and T'erea Brown of the United States took fifth and sixth place, respectively.

Demus, born in Long Beach and a resident of Palmdale, also competed in the 2004 Olympics. She holds the American record in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 52.47, set in 2011.

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