Olympics: Jamaican Omar McLeod wins 110m hurdles gold

Omar McLeod of Jamaica (centre) crosses the finish line to win the gold, ahead of bronze medallist Dimitri Bascou of France (left) and Pascal Martinot-Lagarde of France (right).
Omar McLeod of Jamaica (centre) crosses the finish line to win the gold, ahead of bronze medallist Dimitri Bascou of France (left) and Pascal Martinot-Lagarde of France (right). PHOTO: REUTERS

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Jamaica's Omar McLeod produced a flawless performance to win the gold medal in the Olympic 110m hurdles on Tuesday.

McLeod raced home in 13.05 seconds after smoothly clearing each of his 10 hurdles as the battle for silver and bronze unfolded behind him.

Cuba-born Spaniard Orlando Ortega took silver in 13.17sec with Dimitri Bascou of France third in 13.24sec.