Look: Meet the Three American Women Who Made Olympic History in the 100-Meter Hurdles

Look: Meet the Three American Women Who Made Olympic History in the 100-Meter Hurdles

#BlackGirlMagic medal sweep at Rio.

Published August 18th

Call it a podium sweep!

Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin made history Wednesday night in the 100-meter hurdles, winning the gold, silver and bronze medals, respectively, to mark the first time that American women had pulled off a podium sweep in an Olympic track and field event.

Their 1-2-3 times? Rollins clocked 12.48 seconds followed by Ali's 12.59 and Castlin's 12.61.

Take a look at their #BlackGirlMagic in full effect.

Afterwards, Castlin even had the presence in mind to use the Olympic platform to take a stand.

"I would like to dedicate this medal to victims of gun violence,’’ she said, as reported by USA Today. “Women hurdlers are so strong in the U.S., and we have overcome controversy. We are three strong hurdlers.”

Watch some more of their reactions below and Ali's 15-month old son Titus's cameo below.

And the women left their domination in Rio with what's sure to become a poster shot on some young girl's wall soon.

How sweep it is, indeed!

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Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

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