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British Sisters Cindy Ofili And Tiffany Porter Miss Out On 100m Hurdles Medals As USA Claim 1-2-3 Spots!!

The pair were left proud of their performances in Rio but were beaten out by rapid American trio Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin

Great Britain's Tiffany Porter (right) and Cindy Ofili react after the Women's 100m hurdles final

Cindy Ofili and her older sister Tiffany Porter celebrated reaching their first Olympicfinal together in the women’s 100m hurdles.

But their joy ended there as they were run out of the medals by a trio of Americans headed by new champion Brianna Rollins.

The strength of American sprint hurdling is such that Kendra Harrison, who broke the world record in London last month, did not even make their team.

Ofili and Porter are also US-born but proudly represent Britain and it was Cindy who came closest to adding to Team GB’s medal haul with a fourth placed finish in 12.63secs.

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Ofili came awfully close to securing a medal
REUTERSWomen's 100m Hurdles Final
In the end she was edged out by the Americans who were in fine form
REUTERSBrianna Rollins (USA) of USA celebrates winning the gold medal
The three medal winners are joined by the Brits as they waited for the results
Bronze medalist Kristi Castlin, gold medalist Brianna Rollins and silver medalist Nia Ali of the United States
 Getty The Americans were left delighted when they saw they had claimed the medals
Bronze medalist Kristi Castlin, gold medalist Brianna Rollins and silver medalist Nia Ali of the United States
Getty: Castlin, Rollins and Ali celebrate in the Olympic Stadium

It was cruel on the 22-year-old that she missed out on bronze by a 0.02secs – leaving Shirley Strong’s silver at the 1984 Los Angeles Games as Britain’s most recent medal in the event.

Ofili said: “I can only be happy with this performance. It was a great race. I have had an off-and-on year so I am just happy to almost get a medal.”

Her sister added: “It has been a very difficult year for me but to be honest I am very proud of myself and tremendously proud of my sister. I want to see myself succeed but I want to see my sister succeed as well.”

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