London 2012 hurdles is the second of its kind to make it to the list of Google doodles featured during the Olympics.
The first hurdles race related Google doodle was posted during the 2004 Olympics held at Athens. The doodle, which was featured on the Google homepage on 25 August 2004, depicted an athlete in traditional Greek attire jumping over two hurdles. The hurdles formed the two Os in the Google logo.
Hurdles racing is just like normal racing, except athletes also need to jump over a series of obstacles (called "hurdles"). The standard sprint hurdle race is 110 meters for men and 100 meters for women. The standard long hurdle race is 400 meters for both men and women. Each of these races is run over ten hurdles and they are all Olympic events.
The men's 110 metres hurdles at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 18-21 August at the Beijing National Stadium. The gold was won by Dayron Robles of Cuba with a time of 12.93 seconds. David Payne of United States came in second with a time of 13.17, while his compatriot David Oliver took the bronze.
The women's 100 metres hurdles at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 17-19 August. Dawn Harper of United States took the gold with a time of 12.54 seconds, while Australia's Sally McLellan and Canada's Priscilla Lopes-Schliep took the second and third spot respectively.
The men's 400 metres hurdles at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 16-18 August. The event was dominated by the United Sates, with Americans grabbing all three medals up for grabs. The gold was won by Angelo Taylor with a time of 47.23 seconds, while Kerron Clement won the silver and Bershawn Jackson came third.
The women's 400 metres hurdles at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 17-20 August. Melaine Walker of Jamaica took the gold with a time of 52.64 seconds, with Sheena Tosta of United States and Tasha Danvers of Great Britain rounding up the podium.
It will be interesting to see what sport finds its place in Wednesday's Google doodle.
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