Lolo Jones "crushed" after finishing 4th in 100-meter hurdles

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: Lolo Jones of the United States looks on after competing in the Women's 100m Hurdles Semifinals on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Streeter Lecka

(CBS/AP) Lolo Jones will be going home from the London 2012 Olympic Games without a medal.

The American track and field athlete, who stumbled out of contention when gold was just about hers at the Beijing Games in 2008, placed fourth in Tuesday's 100-meter hurdles final.

"It's my season best, so it's the best I could do. But obviously I'm crushed," she said after the race.

Sally Pearson of Australia came in first place, getting an Olympic record and a gold medal.

Two of Jones' teammates did make it onto the podium - Dawn Harper won silver, and Kellie Wells earned a bronze medal.

Pearson was left to wait a while after crossing the line before the big screen showed she had beaten Harper by just .02 hundreds of a second with a time of 12.35 seconds.

Pearson let out a huge scream when the time flashed up and fell to the ground, crying, finally getting Olympic gold after finishing second four years ago.

Wells finished the race in 12.48.

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