Greene claims hurdles glory

23 June 2012 / 17:38

The final of the men's 400m hurdles at the athletics Olympic trials lived up to its billing as one of the best races of the weekend, with five of the eight finalists having achieved the 'A' standard.

World champion Dai Greene shrugged off some poor early-season form to claim victory, with training partner Jack Green also securing his place on the team for London with a late surge to overtake Nathan Woodward and take second.

Woodward's hopes were dashed when he stumbled over the final hurdle, while Rhys Williams crashed to the track after hitting the penultimate barrier. Both will now face an anxious wait to see if they receive the final discretionary place.

Greene said: "It's nice to finally make my first Olympic team. It will be a great experience this summer. I will be in great shape by the time the Olympics comes around. I have a few things to work on so it's very promising."