Aug. 18, 2016, 1:45 p.m. (ET)
The powerful women of Team USA achieved their dream in the 100-meter hurdles final Wednesday night when they swept the podium spots. It marked the first time the U.S. has swept a women's track and field event in Olympic history and the first time any nation swept the event. Brianna Rollins took the gold, while Nia Ali earned silver and Kristi Castlin the bronze. Recap their historic race with these 22 photos from the women's 100-meter hurdle final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.


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1) The Final Hurdle
Brianna Rollins (C) competes on her way to winning the gold medal in the women's 100-meter hurdles final ahead of silver medalist Nia Ali and bronze medalist Kristi Castlin at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

2) Brianna Rollins
Brianna Rollins reacts as she crosses the finish line to win gold in the women's 100-meter hurdles final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

3) Kristi Castlin, Brianna Rollins & Nia Ali
Brianna Rollins (second from left) reacts as she crosses the finish line to win gold in the women's 100-meter hurdles at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

4) A Photo Finish
Brianna Rollins (R) wins the gold medal in the women's 100-meter hurdles at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17

5) Brianna Rollins, Kristi Castlin & Nia Ali
Brianna Rollins (L) wins the gold medal in the women's 100-meter hurdles final ahead of silver medalist Nia Ali and bronze medalist Kristi Castlin at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

6) Kristi Castlin & Brianna Rollins
Bronze medalist Kristi Castlin (L) and gold medalist Brianna Rollins celebrate as they finish the women's 100-meter hurdles final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

7) Kristi Castlin, Brianna Rollins & Nia Ali
(L-R) Bronze medalist Kristi Castlin, gold medalist Brianna Rollins and silver medalist Nia Ali react after the women's 100-meter hurdles final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

8) Kristi Castlin, Brianna Rollins & Nia Ali
(L-R) Bronze medalist Kristi Castlin, gold medalist Brianna Rollins and silver medalist Nia Ali react after the women's 100-meter hurdles final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

9) Kristi Castlin & Brianna Rollins
Bronze medalist Kristi Castlin (L) and gold medalist Brianna Rollins celebrate as they finish the women's 100-meter hurdles final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. 

10) Brianna Rollins & Nia Ali
Brianna Rollins (L) reacts after winning the gold medal in the women's 100-meter hurdles final as silver medalist Nia Ali looks on at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

11) Kristi Castlin, Brianna Rollins & Nia Ali
(L-R) Bronze medalist Kristi Castlin, gold medalist Brianna Rollins and silver medalist Nia Ali react after the women's 100-meter hurdles final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

12) Brianna Rollins
Brianna Rollins reacts after winning the gold medal in the women's 100-meter hurdles final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

13) Kristi Castlin & Brianna Rollins
Gold medalist Brianna Rollins (top) and bronze medalist Kristi Castlin celebrate after the women's 100-meter hurdles final at he Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

14) Kristi Castlin
Bronze medalist Kristi Castlin (C) celebrates with gold medalist Brianna Rollins and silver medalist Nia Ali after the women's 100-meter hurdles final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

15) Kristi Castlin, Brianna Rollins & Nia Ali
(L-R) Bronze medalist Kristi Castlin, gold medalist Brianna Rollins and silver medalist Nia Ali celebrate with American flags after the women's 100-meter hurdles final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

16) Kristi Castlin, Brianna Rollins & Nia Ali
(L-R) Bronze medalist Kristi Castlin, gold medalist Brianna Rollins and silver medalist Nia Ali celebrate with American flags after the women's 100-meter hurdles final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

17) Brianna Rollins
Brianna Rollins celebrates with the American flag after winning the gold medal in the women's 100-meter hurdles final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

18) Kristi Castlin, Brianna Rollins & Nia Ali
(L-R) Bronze medalist Kristi Castlin, gold medalist Brianna Rollins and silver medalist Nia Ali pose with American flags after the women's 100-meter hurdles final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

19) Kristi Castlin
Kristi Castlin poses with the American flag after winning the bronze medal in the women's 100-meter hurdles final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

20) Nia Ali & Son Titus
Nia Ali celebrates with her son Titus after winning the silver medal in the women's 100-meter hurdles final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

21) Nia Ali & Son Titus
Nia Ali celebrates with her son Titus after winning the silver medal in the women's 100-meter hurdles at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

22) Brianna Rollins
Brianna Rollins poses after winning the gold medal in the women's 100-meter hurdles final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.