HISTORIC - McLeod wins Ja's first ever 110m hurdles gold

August 17, 2016
Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer Jamaica's Omar McLeod celebrates winning the men's 110 metres hurdles final at the Rio Olympics, Brazil, last night.
Ricardo Makyn Omar McLeod prays after winning.
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History was made once more by a Jamaican in Rio, this time by Omar McLeod, who last night became the first Jamaican to win gold in the Olympics Men's 110 metres hurdles.

Leading from the start, McLeod achieved the feat with a time of 13.05 seconds ahead of Orlando Ortega of Spain 13.17 seconds and Dimitri Bascou of France who ran 13.24 seconds. Jamaica has now struck gold three times at the Rio Olympics.

Social Media was in a frenzy over McLeod as congratulatory post were trending non stop for the Olympic gold medalist.

Here are some online reactions from Twitter and Facebook:

On Twitter:

Simon Preston (@SimeyP93) tweeted, "Omar McLeod has now given Jamaica our 20th Gold Medal in Olympic Games History!"

Kevin Downswell (@kevinDownswell) tweeted, "Omar McLeod, Proud Proud Proud!This year was tough for you Bro, but The hotter di battle, the sweeter di victory"

Bob Holt (@BobHoltADG) tweeted, "Omar McLeod is first Razorback male athlete to win individual Olympic gold medal since Mike Conley won the triple jump in 1992."

Susan Goffe (@suezeecue) tweeted, "Wonderful win by Omar McLeod! #Rio2016"

Dutty Berry (@duttyberryshow) tweeted, "Yes Omar McLeod!! Big league!!! A we Still A win! #JAMINATE #JAM"

On Facebook:

Latoya Brown posted, "OMG!!!! Me throat hurt badddd. Omar McLeod!!!!!!!!. This is the first I scream, jump and shout suh from Olympics start. This is one of my favorite Rio moments."

Shena Bless posted, "Omar Mcleod woyoooiii woyoooiii woyoooiii #jaminate #GOLD

Dabdoo Caine posted, "Gold McLeod!!!! Yes youth!! #Rio2016"

Bathsheba Shaw posted, "That Gold deh sweet me!!! Yes Omar MCLoeod Jamaica to the world!!"

Johann Williams posted, "Hansel Parchment is our best chance for a medal in 110 hurdles they said...Good job Omar u a God bless yute!!! Jamaica 1st gold medal in 110 Hurdles at the olympics!!! Convincing win!!!!!"

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