Aug 17, 2013; Moscow, RUSSIA; Brianna Rollins (USA) takes a victory lap with a United States flag after winning the womens 100m hurdles in 12.44 in the 14th IAAF World Championships in Athletics at Luzhniki Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
MOSCOW (AP) - Brianna Rollins of the United States won the women's 100-meter hurdles Saturday at the world championships with a late surge to the finish.
Rollins won in 12.44 seconds, just ahead of Olympic gold medalist Sally Pearson of Australia. Pearson, who was also the defending champion, took silver in 12.50, while Tiffany Porter of Britain earned bronze in 12.55.
Dawn Harper, the 2008 Olympic champion from the United States who won bronze at worlds two years ago, was fourth.